The cameras on OnePlus phones have always walked the fine line between the better and the best. The new OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 pro are no different. While the HDR photos and the portraits are immaculate, there are a few modes that render slightly flat shots. However, we at Guiding Tech like to believe that a camera’s output can always be improved by tweaking some of the camera settings.
We tinkered with the camera settings of the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro ever since we got out hands on it. And in this short time, we have managed to jot down a few important tricks and settings of the camera app.
So, if you want to up your photography came, here are some of the best camera settings and tricks for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro.
1. SAY HI TO THE PARTY TRICK
Want to make your photos colorful? Well, look no further than the stock camera app. It comes with a bunch of nifty built-in filters that let you experiment with different effects. The best part is that you can enable these filters in the wide-angle and the 2x zoom modes.
On your OnePlus 8 or OnePlus 8 Pro, head over to the Photo mode and tap on the Filter icon on the upper-right corner, and the filters will be lined up near the Shutter button. Just pick one and click away.
2. UNLOCK THE 48-MEGAPIXEL SHOOTER
Both the OnePlus 8 Pro and the OnePlus 8 lets you shoot at 48-megapixel or 12-megapixel. While the latter is the default mode, you can always switch to the former, especially if you have a lot of ambient light, or looking to crop out part of the images later.
Thankfully, unlike the previous iterations, the 48-megapixel mode is not just limited to the Pro Mode. Yep, you read that right. With the new OnePlus 8 series, you can unlock it right from the Photo mode.
3. CHECK OUT ULTRASHOT HDR
Want to have the right balance of light and dark on your photos? Worry not, the built-in UltraShot HDR will take care of that for you. This new feature analyzes the frame and applies different presets and HDR effects to get you an optimal photo with the right balance of shadow and light.
To enable it, tap on the Settings option located at the top-right corner and toggle the switch for UltraShot HDR.
4. HELLO MINIATURES
While the OnePlus 8 Pro has a 5-megapixel color filter, OnePlus 8 users can rejoice in the Macro mode. This option lets you bring out greater details in objects like flowers, insects, or other small objects. All you need to do is keep in mind the lighting conditions and the background bokeh.
5. SWITCH BETWEEN JPG AND RAW
The photo enthusiast in you must already know that RAW photos capture more details and that offers more options to edit photos during post-processing. And like its predecessors, the OnePlus 8 series phones also let you capture RAW photos through the Pro Mode.
The Pro Mode has a trove of hidden settings. It allows you to take full advantage of the 48-megapixel camera. To do that, simply tap on the icon that says RAW, select JPG 48MP from the menu and click away.
6. HELLO SUPER STABILIZATION
People with shaky hands will love the Super Stable mode on the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro for the stability it brings to the table. It negates the stutters and the jolts, especially if you shoot while moving or running.
7. SAVE CUSTOM MODES
Do you use some camera modes more often than the others? Perhaps, Portrait mode is your favorite? If yes, you might want to group these modes so that it’s easier for you to reach your favorites. After all, you wouldn’t want to keep swiping right or left to reach it when you see a beautiful scene, right?
To do so, head over to the Settings and scroll down until you see the option for Custom modes. Now, all you need to do is drag and drop the modes. Simple, right?
THE WORLD THROUGH A LENS
So, these were some of the best camera tips and tricks related to the OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8. Of course, a photo enthusiast’s journey doesn’t merely end with tapping on the shutter button. It’s just the beginning.