Tips and tricks for capturing great photos / videos with Vivo X70 Pro +


Vivo X70 Pro + Camera Hardware

The camera setup on the X70 Pro + includes four sensors. The main lens is a Samsung GN1 50MP f / 1.6 OIS sensor. It is 1 / 1.31 “in size, supports PDAF and has an equivalent focal length of 23mm. If you remember, the predecessor – X60 Pro + also uses the same main sensor setup. in line is a 48 MP Sony IMX598 ultra-wide sensor with a lower f / 2.2 aperture value and a decent 114Ëš field of view.

The 14mm equivalent ultra-wide sensor is optically stabilized and is placed on a miniaturized gimbal module to deliver stable image / video results. As for the two telephoto lenses, the first is a 12 MP, f / 1.6 PDAF 50mm equivalent sensor.

The 1 / 2.93 “sensor is optically stabilized and provides 2x optical zoom. It is paired with an OIS compatible 8MP periscope camera capable of achieving 5X optical zoom and 60x digital zoom. The OmniVision OV08A10 sensor uses an f aperture /3.4 darker and is 125mm equivalent.

How does ZEISS support the four camera system?

How does ZEISS support the four camera system?

The X70 Pro + quad camera benefits from ZEISS high transmittance T * coating, double-sided anti-reflective ultra-low CG glass, ALD, and pigment spin coating technologies that improve visible light transmission rate . It is said to improve image quality by accurately reproducing object colors, reducing reflectivity and unwanted effects such as ghosting and stray light, which we will discuss later in this article. story. Plus, you get ZEISS style bokeh modes like Biotar, Distagon, Planar, and Sonnar.

Start with important camera settings

Start with important camera settings

  • First calibrate the “micro gimbal” module, as the miniaturized gimbal setup can help you click better pictures and shoot stable videos. Go to Settings> Micro gimbal calibration.
  • Activate “Stabilization” if you do not have a tripod handy.
  • Try to keep the small white dot in the small circle on the viewfinder screen if you are taking hand-held photos.
Enable autofocus tracking for sharp images

Enable autofocus tracking for sharp images

  • Taking sharp photos of moving subjects (children, pets, moving vehicles, etc.) can be a challenge; especially with smartphones, as the smaller sensors don’t quite come with capable autofocus tracking sensors. The X70 Pro + has proven to be a better overall camera than the competition, thanks to its fine-tuned sensors allowing efficient motion detection.
  • The camera can detect fast moving subjects and keep them in focus for best results. Turn on “Auto Focus Tracking” in Auto Focus on the Move if you want the phone software to do the work for you. Or you can also turn on “Manual Focus Tracking” and double tap to quickly lock focus on subjects in real time.
Enable these settings for a seamless photography experience

Enable these settings for a seamless photography experience

  • Since the X70 Pro + is a big phone, you might have trouble clicking on those special images that require special attention to perspective. If you are unable to press the shutter button in difficult situations, enable these three settings.
  • Go to Camera settings> Shutter> turn on Touch, Voices & Palm.
  • These three toggles will allow you to take a photo seamlessly in such difficult situations where you can put all of your attention on improving perspective.
For better night photography

For better night photography

The ZEISS backed camera shines in low light scenarios. The large sensor lets in a large amount of light and delivers crisp images with great detail and clarity. Colors are also well represented in low light, and images don’t look washed out. Here is how you can capture great low light photos from the handset.

  • Enable “Enhanced Night Sky” in the camera settings if you plan to capture stars during astrophotography.
  • Make sure you have a tripod handy as a minor shake can ruin those long exposure photos.
  • Night mode also works in wide angle mode but the results are not very inspiring.
  • Unlike most smartphones, the X70 Pro + delivers better low-light shots if there is artificial light in the frame. The ZEISS T coated lens reduces unwanted reflections that often spoil low-light shots with artificial lighting in the frame. No other handset gets this feature, even at a higher price.
How to capture the bright moon

How to capture the bright moon

  • You must activate the dedicated “Astro” mode or “Supermoon” mode to take these astrophotography shots.
  • Make sure that the little camera icon in the upper left corner of the screen has turned yellow when taking pictures in extremely low light scenarios.
  • The X70 Pro + is the only device capable of clicking night panoramas. Simply activate “Panorama night mode” in the viewfinder screen (second icon at the top left).
For those artistic night shots

For those artistic night shots

  • You can get artistic with night photography by activating “Long exposure mode” in Night mode. It offers four different styles – Traffic Flow, Nighttime Graffiti, Fireworks, and Starry Trails.
  • In addition, the night mode also supports different color gradients: Cyberpunk, Black & Gold, Textured, Dreamy, etc.
For better portraits

For better portraits

Vivo’s X-Series has always impressed us with its portrait-taking capabilities. Things got better with the larger sensor and ZEISS mount. You can capture beautiful portraits of subjects at close range with the GN1 50MP sensor. The large sensor creates a very pleasant natural bokeh effect, thanks to the large sensor with large aperture. Below are some important tips and tricks for successful portraits on the X70 Pro +.

  • Upgrade to a 12MP OIS compatible portrait sensor that allows three points of magnification – 1x, 2x and 5x.
  • Turn on HDR toggle while clicking portrait in uneven lighting.
  • Also activate the HD portrait toggle to bring some clarity while clicking close-ups.
  • You can also choose the portrait style from nine different types, including the four ZEISS modes, which provide some of the best portraits on a mobile phone.
Customize the bokeh level and detail in pictures

Customize the bokeh level and detail in pictures

  • The X70 Pro + lets you control the bokeh level in the f / 0.95 and f / 16 range. Click the f / Bokeh toggle and use the onscreen slider to control the aperture value.
  • The sensor tends to struggle with 2x and 5x zooms, so be sure to lock the subject in zoom mode to get the desired results.
  • The X7 Pro + also has a dedicated 50MP mode to deliver high-resolution shots. When activated, the mode captures stunning images in daylight. The images show excellent dynamic range, excellent contrast levels, and impressive detail. Colors appear vivid but don’t end up being artificially saturated or unrealistic.
  • Vivo’s color science is slightly better than that of Samsung and OnePlus, thanks to the ZEISS Natural Color algorithm and Vivo’s correct color tuning.
Macro and wide angle photography

Macro and wide angle photography

The X70 Pro + uses 48MP ultra wide-angle for landscape photography and macro photography. Unlike most handsets, it manages to deliver good results with wide-angle and close-up scenes. Images are sharp and detailed enough and retain good color science. Wide-angle shots are as vivid as images captured from the main camera.

The X70 Pro + captures a 114Ëš field of view, which is sufficient to capture wide landscape images; However, you will notice some distortion in the corners when shooting in 4: 3 aspect ratio.
The distortion effect can be resolved to a certain extent by activating the full frame aspect ratio.
All filters and features work with wide angle mode, which gives you a lot to explore when taking landscape and street photography.
The phone has a dedicated macro mode for extreme close-ups, but you can also zoom (2x and 5x) in the standard mode to click on good close-ups of tiny subjects.

For a better videography experience

For a better videography experience

  • Gimbal stabilization is offered on the 48MP ultra wide-angle lens of the X70 Pro +. The camera is capable of shooting videos stabilized at 8K30fps, but the results won’t wow you in terms of detail and color. 4K 60fps and 1080p 60fps are good enough for most scenarios.
  • You can choose from three different stabilization levels – Standard, Ultra and the horizontal line being the one that offers the most stable results but also requires a well-lit environment. It effectively reduces unwanted shaking in horizontal and vertical planes and provides stable videos.
  • Unfortunately, the horizontal line stabilization mode only works with a very narrow field of view and records video at just 1080p 30fps. If you want to shoot with the ultra wide-angle lens or at fps or higher resolution, you have to rely on standard stabilization.
  • If you are recording videos in low light conditions, be sure to enable night video recording mode for slightly better results.
  • Night video mode also works at wide angle, which is a nice addition; however, it is limited to only 30 fps and standard stabilization.

Overall, the X70 Pro + is a very interesting and capable camera smartphone. There is a lot to like about this camera setup and the results you can get from it. You can find out more about the camera and the overall performance of the smartphone in our in-depth review.


John C. Dent