OnePlus has introduced the new XPan Mode on its latest flagship smartphones, the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro which is co-developed with its strategic camera partner, Hasselblad. XPan Mode allows users to share compelling and creative visual stories by recreating the classic experience of the unique Hasselblad XPan camera in a smartphone.
According to OnePlus, XPan Mode on the Hasselblad Camera for Mobile has been designed to replicate the experience of using Hasselblad’s XPan camera, which provided the advantages of the 35mm format together with the ability to swiftly switch to full panorama format without having to change the film. With a unique field of view, photos taken with XPan Mode present new perspectives and modes of storytelling for users.
Key features of the XPan Mode include:
- With its two f 30mm and 45mm of focal lengths reminiscent of two classic lenses on the original Hasselblad XPan camera meticulously recreated on XPan Mode to provide users a true Hasselblad XPan experience
- Photos taken with XPan Mode have an aspect ratio of 65:24, the same as the original Hasselblad XPan camera. The images taken on XPan Mode are cropped from the 48MP main camera and 50MP ultra-wide camera instead of the default 12MP mode. The result is a high-resolution image over 20MP. XPan images feature 7552 × 2798 resolution on 30mm and 7872 × 2916 resolution on 45mm
- XPan Mode on the OnePlus 9 Series opens in black and white, alluding to the tone and style of a classic black and white film used in XPan cameras. The black and white mode aids in storytelling with a different perspective – be it portraits, street photography, or architecture. The color mode has also been optimized with Hasselblad, giving it a rich and realistic color profile. Users can switch between color and black and white according to their preferences
- In XPan Mode, once the shutter is pressed, the frozen picture will first be presented as a negative film developing into the image to be saved on your phone. This is reminiscent of the traditional film camera and pays homage to the ritual of film development.