7 Best One­Plus 8 Pro Cam­era Tips and Tricks to Get the Most out of It

Some say it’s good, and others say it’s not up to the mark as Google Pixel or iPhone. Yes, we are talking about the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro camera. We at Gizmoxo like to believe that a phone camera always has room for improvement. A tiny tweak there, and a bit of change here, and you’ll have the perfect camera on your hands within a few minutes.

Since it’s launched with Oxygen Os, we have tinkered around the OnePlus 8 Pro camera a little and have managed to note down quite a few nifty camera settings. And if you too want to do the same, follow these camera tips and tricks to make the most out of the OnePlus 8 and 8 pro also if you are looking forward to posting the image on Instagram I highly recommend to install gcam on OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro.


By default, the 48-megapixel sensor of the OnePlus 8 Pro outputs 12-megapixel images. Though these images are pretty good, you may also want to capture the highly-detailed 48-megapixel photos. This mode comes handy if you wish to print the pictures.

However, you won’t find a dedicated shooting mode for 48-megapixel, nor will you find a dedicated option for it in the Settings menu. This option, is in fact, hidden inside the Pro mode.

One­Plus 8 Pro Cam­era Tips and Tricks
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All you have to do is open it, and tap on the little JPEG icon at the top. Select the JPEG 48 icon and shoot away.


Trust me when I say that the Google Lens integration on the camera app of the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro rocks. Yes, I am not exaggerating. This nifty mode eases the process of recognizing common objects like bar codes, email addresses, phone numbers, among others.

All you have to do is long-press on the screen of the camera interface, and Lens will be instantly activated.

While Lens does a pretty good job in identifying plenty of elements, the camera gets a pretty good boost if the Smart Content Detection option is kept enabled. So for instance, if the camera detects a pretty cool landscape, it will notify you to use the Wide-angle mode instead of the regular auto mode.

All you have to do is point your camera towards the subject. Yes, phones are getting smart.

One­Plus 8 Pro Cam­era Tips and Tricks

To enable Smart Content Detection, head over to Settings, and toggle the switch on.

Also See: 13 Best OxygenOS 10 Hidden Features, Useful Tips, and Tricks

3. SHOOT IN THE DARK (Dark Mode)

With the OnePlus 7, we have a new night mode – Nightscape 2.0. This one is OnePlus’ attempt at long-exposure photography during low-light. With less noise and the right amount of light, this mode is capable of capturing some snazzy photos.

You need to keep the phone as stable as possible. The above are some of the Nightscape images we captured using the OnePlus 8 Pro.


The OnePlus 8 Pro packs a cool 3x telephoto camera that lets you zoom more. However, it also has one major issue. All your portraits will be blown up to the same degree due to the 2.2x optical zoom. That means you have to place a considerable distance between you and your subject.

Thankfully, the camera interface has a neat indicator to alert you if you are too close (or far) from your subjects. Just keep an eye out for the Depth icon.

If it turns green, it means you are going in the right direction. A grey icon means that you’d have to adjust the distance a tad bit more.


The avid photographer in you must know that RAW images are flexible to edit then standard JPEG images, mainly for the reason that they capture more information than standard files

However, in the OnePlus 8 Pro, due to reason unknown, the option to save RAW images is not in its usual place in the Settings menu.

Instead, the said option has now shifted inside the PRO mode. Open Pro mode and, tap on the tiny JPEG icon. Now, tap on RAW. Simple, see!


I like to believe that a photo should be captured the way you see it on the viewfinder. It shouldn’t turn upside down (not that the OnePlus 8 does) nor should it give you a mirror image of the actual picture.

The best option is to disable the option for Mirrored selfie. To do this, head over to the camera settings and disable the option for Mirrored photo.

Now, you’ll come to appreciate the pop-up selfie camera.


Because pinching-in on the viewfinder is just so passé!

On your new OnePlus 8 camera, touch lightly on one of the three icons at the camera interface and slowly slide your finger to the right. Uber cool, right?

COOL TIP: Use the 3x Zoom to capture some cool macros.


I hope you will implement all the Best One­Plus 8 Pro Cam­era Tips and Tricks to improve your photography game with your OnePlus device share this article with your friends and family members and I will see you around.

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