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Beastly 50 megapixel smartphone can record 4K video

Beastly 50 megapixel smartphone can record 4K video

Nokia may soon have to relinquish its crown as the king of camera phones - to China. The Nokia Lumia 1020 is more camera than phone with its 41MP sensor, 6-element ZEISS lens and lossless zoom. But a new challenger from Chinese manufacturer Oppo hopes to beat it with pure processing power.

Oppo unveiled its Find 7 smartphone in Beijing, and it will be able to take 50MP pictures and record video in 4K resolution. Just to be fair, the sensor itself is only 13MP, but a software trick takes rapid-fire pictures, then combines them to create a 50MP shot. The display is also pretty beefy: it's only the second phone to offer a quad HD display - that's more pixels than the iPad. Engadget reports:

The Find 7 comes with Oppo's latest image signal processor dubbed Pure Image 2.0, and this is what enables the 50-megapixel "Super Zoom" creation: the camera takes 10 consecutive shots extremely quickly, and then it automatically picks four best shots to combine them into a 50-megapixel still. Our 8,160 x 6,120 sample shots ended up being around 10MB large each, and as you can see above, there's a lot of detail preserved even up close, which puts the Xperia Z1's 20-megapixel camera to shame.

Click here to read Engadget's full hands-0n review.

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