Sony IMX766 Review: OnePlus Nord 2 Camera Sensor Samples

The main sensor used in OnePlus Nord 2 as the main camera is the Sony IMX766. OnePlus Nord 2 has a three-camera configuration in addition to the front lens for selfies, and one of these is the Sony IMX766. The IMX766 sensor is in the news since it is a higher-end sensor than the one in which Nord 2 fall, It has been adopted so far, among others, by OnePlus 9 Pro and even on Oppo Find X3 Pro.

Sony IMX766 Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Sony
  • Model: IMX766
  • Technology: CMOS BSI
  • Resolution: 50 x 6144, 50 Mega-pixels
  • Matrix size: 8.19 mm x 6.14 mm, Diagonal: 45.51 inch
  • Pixel size: 1 μm

Here is the list of phones with Sony IMX766

  • Realme GT Flash
  • OnePlus Nord 2
  • Realme GT Master Explorer Edition
  • Oppo Find X3 Pro
  • Oppo Reno 6 Pro+
  • Oppo Find X3
  • Oppo Find X3 Neo
  • Honor V40
  • Oppo Reno5 Pro+

OnePlus Nord 2’s IMX766 Camera Sensor Review

Sony’s IMX766 does not need any introductions, but in the tweet published by the OnePlus India Twitter account, the company wanted to do the honours: ” It’s a bit like the main camera of OnePlus Nord 2 we had used a huge vacuum cleaner capable of capturing 56% more light, to improve colours, sharpness and shooting in low light conditions. ” As then reiterated on the official forum, the characteristics of the Sony IMX766 are remarkable: it is a 50 megapixel optically stabilized sensor (OIS), 1 / 1.56 inches large and with 1.0 μm pixels.

It is clear, however, that, especially in the photographic field, the numbers say almost nothing about the actual photographic yield. Today more than ever to contribute significantly to the final result is the processing that is made of the data collected by the sensor, for which there are not a few cases of smartphones with sensors of absolute value, which have performed well on other products. and which then produce revisable photographs due to a lack of processing of the “raw” shooting information.

OnePlus obviously knows that excellent numbers alone are not enough to guarantee a level of experience, and this is particularly true in terms of photography, so it ensures that it has done the necessary to properly enhance the qualities of a level sensor such as Sony’s IMX766.

A shot was taken by OnePlus Nord 2

A shot was taken by OnePlus Nord 2 (source: OnePlus)

However, there remains the great effort to make ends meet, by inserting the main sensor onboard a smartphone that in principle should remain around the 400 euros in the price list that appears, and well, on products from 1,000 euros. A choice that recalls the “first OnePlus”, that of the flagship killers with a high-end technical data sheet at a small price: here, as far as we know so far OnePlus Nord 2 is a candidate to make us relive that period.

Sony IMX766 Review: OnePlus Nord 2 Camera Samples

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OnePlus Nord 2 5G has adopted the best camera at the lowest price and for this, they have pulled the best software to achieve an automatic improvement of the photos we take by means of AI. The main Sony IMX766 50MP sensor is capable of capturing 56% more light than the Sony IMX586 from the first Nord. With Night Scenery Ultra mode, and OnePlus Night Scenery mode we can take better and brighter photos in low light conditions with just 1 lux of illumination. So, completing this section, we will also see a second 8MP wide-angle main camera with a 119.7-degree FOV and a 2MP monochrome sensor, and a 32MP selfie shooter on the front, with a Sony IMX615 sensor, the highest resolution front camera on a OnePlus device to date.

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