Guest Author: Aniruddha Vispute
The OnePlus One was (and is) one of the most popular phones among people worldwide – for providing a great piece of hardware for an affordable price, and CyanogenMod 11S out of the box. And months after its release in specific countries, it has finally found its way into India.
The phone has an elegant chrome frame around screen and a black “slab” look to the front.
One of the oomph factor of OnePlus One is it's 13 MP Sony EXMOR IMX214 sensor and dual-LED Flash. This CMOS sensor boasts an incredible f/2.0 aperture. It has 6 physical lenses for distortion free images. Sony Exmor sensor helps for low light photography. It shoots 4k videos with 30fps, 1080p at 60fps and 720p at 120fps (i.e. slow motion) and front 5 MP camera shoots with 1080p video. There is an HDR setting for both pictures and video.
The camera app has options to change shutter speed, so you can experiment with light to get some classy clicks. It also features time-lapse video. The OnePlus One can click pictures in RAW format for professional editing. The focusing capability is remarkable and details come out crisp and sharp. The camera works great even in low light. It captures true colours almost all the times. The only issue would be that indoor pictures get grainy sometimes. The phone has 3 mics situated at different locations to bet noise free stereo sound.
Concluding, it is a camera made for casual photographers, and to me, its one of the bests.
Here are a few pictures: