Oppo Find X5 test: it has (almost) everything from Pro

Oppo has opted for the same triple photo sensor as found on the Find X5 Pro, but there are slight differences. We’re still eligible for a duo of 50MP Sony IMX766 sensors for wide and ultra-wide. The whole thing is complemented by a telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom (and digital up to 20x).

At wide angle, the Find X5 Pro is covered with a glass lens to better combat chromatic aberration and provide more accurate color reproduction. It also features 5-axis optical stabilization (3-axis on the sensor and 2-axis on the lens).

The Find X5’s wide-angle lens offers a polymer lens and 2-axis optical stabilization, as well as digital stabilization (EIS). They both benefit from a partnership with Hasselblad and the MariSilicon X imaging chip. We’ll compare its photo performance to that of its big brother, as well as the formidable Pixel 6 Pro.

Main module: 50 MP, f/1.8, equiv. 24 mm

We decided to compare the results of the Find X5 with the Pro version, if only because of the difference in lens speed (f/1.8 for the Find X and f/1.7 for the Pro). As you will see, the two devices finally offer very close rendering.

Oppo Find X5 Pro (12.5 MP, f/1.7, ISO 246, 1/250s)

Oppo Find X5 (12.5 MP, f/1.8, ISO 186, 1/250s)

In good light, the Find X5 takes very convincing pictures. As with the older one, the photo is very clear and rich in detail. We can see that the colors on the left side of our test scene are slightly more saturated and the cards have a slightly more pinkish tint. The Find X5 Pro offers slightly more natural rendering, but the two devices will be hard to tell apart in a standard daytime photo.

Oppo Find X5 Pro (12.5 MP, f/1.8, ISO 4169, 1/20s)

Oppo Find X5 (12.5 MP, f/1.8, ISO 5201, 1/20s)

At night, we can see that the Find X5 offers slightly more contrasty visuals. We see this, for example, on the lion’s mane, the relief of which seems to be more pronounced. The Pro once again offers slightly softer and more natural processing, even if we see a slight blur of the book’s title.

Face to face with the Pixel 6 Pro

The Google smartphone performed particularly well in this exercise, and we compared the two as well.

Pixel 6 (12.5 MP)

Oppo Find X5 (12.5 MP, f/1.8, ISO 186, 1/250s)

Pixel 6 (12.5 MP)

Oppo Find X5 Pro (12.5 MP, f/1.8, ISO 4169, 1/20s)

In both situations, we notice that the Pixel 6 Pro displays even more detail and better sharpness. This is especially noticeable on faces or the cover of a book, suggesting more roughness.

50MP mode

We reviewed the 50MP mode in a dedicated lab article when testing the Find X5 Pro. This Find X5 behaves exactly the same, we refer you to the latter. Here again it is interesting if you pay attention to the amount of memory of the device or choose a solution on clouds.

Ultra wide-angle module: 50 MP, f/2.2, equiv. 16mm

In the ultra wide-angle, the manufacturer uses the same 50-megapixel sensor as in the wide-angle. The result this time is better than the Pixel.

Google Pixel 6 Pro

Oppo Find X5 (12.5MP, f/2.2, 16mm equiv., ISO 399, 1/125s)

Google Pixel 6 Pro

Oppo Find X5 (12.5MP, f/2.2, 16mm equiv., ISO 6326, 1/10s)

Google’s smartphone may offer better exposure and less digital anti-aliasing, but the result isn’t as crisp as the Find X5. The Oppo device provides a result very close to the main module, which is its merit.

Telephoto module: 13 MP, f/2.4, equiv. 52mm

Oppo isn’t changing the formula here, and the Find X5 takes shots very similar to those of the Pro. Unfortunately, this module has not received due attention from the company. Its 2x optical zoom struggles to compete with the 3x or 10x zoom offered by devices like the Galaxy S22 Ultra, Huawei P50 Pro, or Pixel 6 Pro.

Oppo Find X5 Pro

Oppo Find X5

On this module, we can see that the Find X5’s rendering is colder and the colors are less vibrant. Everything stays sharp, but the Pro shot benefits from more sharpness. Therefore, the treatment used is slightly different.

Oppo Find X5 Pro

Oppo Find X5

In the dark, the Find X5 Pro exposes slightly better, but it’s hardly more attractive.

Front and video module

Like the Pro, the Find X5 features a 32MP front-facing sensor with a wide-angle lens (f/2.4). The module is of very good quality, which allows you to take detailed pictures, and which has a spectacular portrait mode. It is easy to see beard hairs or small bumps on the face. Rendering is natural and it is possible to adjust background blur on the fly. However, it is necessary to note the exposure time during capture.

As for the Find X3 Pro, Oppo will take care of the video. Once again, the rendering proposed here meets our expectations. Day or night, you can shoot in 4K HDR at 60 frames per second and enjoy superb quality. Thus, it is a smartphone capable of supporting amateur videographers.

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