Photography and video
One Vision proudly presents its camera with the 48 Mpx marking. This is of course a trick, because we are talking about a matrix that uses the Quad Pixel technology, which is connecting four adjacent pixels into a single, bigger one. To sum up – we have 12-megapixel photos, which are supported by an additional, 5 Mpx matrix.
The camera needs to have (fashionable in these days) AI, which hints us what theme we should use – and we can accept this or not. A simple courtesy. The camera has a simple and readable interface, in which there is the manual mode as well.
One Vision pleases our eyes with decent photos. Decent – this does not mean that they are ideal. After zooming in we can see some problems with representing details, but still – for this price segment – we can talk about good photos quality.
The autofocus gives no reasons to complain about, it is worth turning on the automatic HDR. This way we do not need to activate it every time, and photos in this mode come out great.
Connecting panoramas works appropriately, and thanks to the additional lens we can achieve different special effects – from the “regular” background blurring, to underlining a single colour, cutting out the foreground object or using a virtual studio light while making portraits.
There is the possibility to animate a whole photo or its fragment as well. The cut-out is rather precise – but not perfect, sometimes, with ragged edges the software makes some mistakes.
Night time photos turn out to be a strong side of Motorola One Vision. Those taken in the auto mode looks nice, for a phone from this price shelf. In the night mode – we can “squeeze” even more, but a lot depends on the particular shot. With the light from a city at night the camera does great, but when it is extremely dark, we will not see much, details will change into colourful spots.
Still – if there is some light, the night mode from Motorola will enhance it in the shot a bit more, and details will be reflected rather accurately.
The front camera is much weaker. It has decent 25 megapixels, but at the same time – it has a tiresome manner of overexposing the background. It does not have to be particularly bright, for example there does not have to be a full sunlight, in order to a white wall appear behind us. Saving a photo takes a lot of time – or rather processing the image. I do not like the beautifying mode, it often gives artificial effects.
On the other hand, we cannot see any major problems. The video can be captured in the maximum resolution of 4K, and videos are smooth and clear. The sound is normal, there is nothing to complain about. The only thing that can bother us is the nervous reaction of autofocus, which happens when there is a fast moving object in the shot.
|Motorola One Vision - sample video
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