When you strike a match in the middle of the night and prepare to light a bonfire, the owls 1,500 meters away may have noticed your every move.
Compared to you and me, owls are born with extraordinary night vision capabilities, and their sensitivity to weak light is 100 times that of humans. Move freely in the middle of the night, just like the day.
▲ Zeiss Outs 55mm f/1.4. Picture from: ZEISS
It is precisely because owls have powerful light capturing capabilities that Zeiss named his different series of lenses as birds with excellent eyesight. Among them, the lens of the king of mirrors was named Otus, which is the "horned owl" in owls.
▲ Zeiss Outs 28mm f/1.4. Picture from: ZEISS
As the name suggests, there are 4 lenses in the Otus series, from wide-angle to telephoto, each with an aperture configuration of f/1.4, and does not compromise on optical quality, and wants to be the "lonely and defeat" in the lens industry.
It's just that nature has given you a specialty, and it will definitely take away something. The horned owl has strong light sensitivity, but lacks color vision, which means color is weak. Zeiss unreservedly made the Outs series, with the pursuit of perfect quality, but the materials used are fierce, and the price also takes off.
Once, owning a Zeiss "Little Blue Label" was the life goal of many photography enthusiasts, let alone the dream of obtaining more than one at the same time. This once out of reach idea is being put into reality by vivo.
Vivo X70 Pro+ is this "reality". Vivo has given this super cup the slogan of "three main cameras", and including 5 times the telephoto, all systems have OIS anti-shake and Zeiss T* coating.
Holding the vivo X70 Pro+, it seems that you have four Zeiss lenses at once, and you have completed the Dzogchen in an instant. But will it compromise for the ultimate image performance like Otus?
Let us find the answer together.
Full of "fresh" image power
The freshness is my initial impression after getting the vivo X70 Pro+. One is from the luxury package-style hardware stacking, and the other is the dream combination of vivo and Zeiss.
It is also this kind of freshness that prompted me to have the urge to go out the first time I got the vivo X70 Pro+, as if I got a new "camera" that I wanted to dream of.
Compared with the previous generation, the vivo X70 Pro+ is also equipped with four lenses, ultra-wide-angle, wide-angle, portrait and telephoto. Among them, the super wide-angle and wide-angle are the same as the previous generation IMX598 and Samsung GN1. This time the upgrade is mainly for portrait and telephoto.
The portrait lens (2x) is upgraded to IMX663 with a larger f/1.6 aperture. The 5x telephoto lens is still 8 million pixels, but OIS anti-shake is added.
The enhancement of portrait lens specifications has enabled the concept of "three main cameras" and "full anti-shake" on the vivo X70 Pro+, including ultra-wide-angle micro-head anti-shake. All lenses are equipped with a mechanical anti-shake system, which is as stable as " Chicken head".
More than that, the wide-angle lens of the vivo X70 Pro+ (the main camera in the traditional sense) is also equipped with a "super-transparent" glass lens in cooperation with Zeiss to improve the permeability and reduce the dispersion, and improve the optical quality of the entire lens. At the same time, all lenses have ZEISS T* coating certification.
In backlit scenes with obvious point light sources, the performance of vivo X70 Pro+ is quite stable. With HDR, the proofs obtained are still clear and transparent, with almost no ghosting and dispersion. The most important thing is that all focal lengths have the same performance. Not afraid to "see the light and die."
In addition to in-depth cooperation with Zeiss in optics, vivo has also jointly formulated color standards with Zeiss, providing the presentation of "Zeiss natural colors".
▲ Zeiss natural colors.
You can't have both fish and bear's paws, and so are Zeiss's natural colors and AI enhancement algorithms. The two cannot be turned on at the same time, you can only choose one.
In the longing for Zeiss, I chose "Zeiss Natural Color". Without it, I just want to get stylized and obvious photos, rather than the same.
After I took hundreds of proofs with high frequency, I felt that I could use "restraint beauty" to describe the style of "Zeiss's natural colors".
At first glance, it may not be so eye-catching, the use of colors is more restrained, and the three primary colors of red, yellow and blue are closer to reality, rather than rich in style.
On ▲: Zeiss natural colors under: AI enhancements (more proofs also the venue. Love Fan children public number , get a better reading experience)
The most obvious thing in the proofs is the presentation of the sky. The AI enhancement is relatively straightforward and will directly increase the brightness of the blue, presenting a "Klein" blue style.
The natural color of Zeiss will lower the brightness of blue, and the overall texture will be better with a little contrast. Especially when the building is under strong light, this kind of cold training style is more obvious. I took Guangzhou out of Bagoria in a lively way, and it has a "virtuousness" in it.
This kind of "restraint" is almost manifested in various scenes, including green, yellow, red, etc., and the scenes covered are not limited to strong light. There is a more consistent style indoors and under low light. Don't ask, ask is the taste of virtue.
The color performance of vivo X70 Pro+ "restrained", so that the film is no longer doped with too much "digital MSG", return to flat and straightforward, to emphasize the original order and beauty.
Regardless of color, the vivo X70 Pro+ also has four built-in Zeiss lens packages, which simulate the different bokeh presented by the four classic optical structures of Zeiss Biotar, Distagon, Sonnar, and Planar. The ideal is full.
▲ The style of Zeiss Biotar and Sonnar in portrait mode is blurred.
But the reality is skinny. If you want to present a different blur style, the number of light sources in the background is relatively high, such as under a tree and in front of LED lights. In daily life, Biotar's spin focus and Sonnar's telephoto peeling are more easily perceptible, while the stylization of Planar and Distagon is not so obvious.
In addition to the in-depth cooperation between vivo and Zeiss, vivo's self-developed professional imaging chip V1 has contributed to the smooth and fast presentation of such multi-functions.
Just as the initial impression that vivo X70 Pro+ gave me was "freshness", the professional video chip V1 was "power saving".
Under high-intensity continuous shooting for an hour, according to previous experience, the camera is framing the view, the screen is always on, the CPU is constantly called, and I will not be surprised that 40% of the battery is consumed.
In vivo X70 Pro+, the same operation consumes about 20% of the power, and the CPU takes less than 30 minutes. Go out at 15:00 and use it unreservedly. There is still 12% of the battery life-saving until you go home at 23:00.
In sharp contrast to low power consumption, the professional imaging chip V1 will also provide sufficient computing power. Prior to the main chip, V1 can preprocess the data acquired by the sensor, speed up image processing, and bring better imaging results.
▲ After turning on anti-shake at night, take a screenshot of the cycling video in hand. PS: Motion pictures are compressed for video quality
With the help of the professional imaging chip V1, many features of the vivo X70 Pro+ can be previewed in real time to achieve what you see. Especially in low light, you can preview the film in real time on the screen, and manually adjust the exposure according to your preferences to achieve stylization.
▲ Left: not open the screenshot of the night scene video, right: open the screenshot of the night scene video.
In addition, in terms of video, vivo X70 Pro+ still retains many of the well-received features of the previous work, such as video HDR and ultra-clear night scene video. At the same time, with the help of the professional imaging chip V1, when shooting "night scene video", the power consumption of the whole machine is lower, and with the ISP of the main chip, it will have a better effect.
To be honest, until now, I still have a full sense of freshness in the video function of the vivo X70 Pro+. No matter what scene I am in, I am willing to use it to record a few pictures or record a video. I have used it for a few days, 512GB. Most of it is used for storage.
Vivo X70 Pro+ balanced multifocal lens equipment, combined with Zeiss's software and hardware tuning, and the more possibilities of the professional imaging chip V1, are enough to make it sit firmly on the iron throne of the imaging flagship.
The uniqueness of ceramic cloud windows
"Return" is a key word for many recent products. Vivo X70 Pro+ has made some innovations while "returning" to the body design.
vivo X70 Pro+ has three colors and two materials. The black is AG glass, and the journey and the wilderness are made of plain leather. It is easy to understand to black. The body is black as a whole, and the back cover is made of fluorite AG technology, which does not stick to fingerprints and provides a delicate feel.
The journey is orange plain leather, and the wilderness is blue plain leather. The metal middle frame is consistent with the plain leather on the back. Compared with the plain skin design of the vivo X60 Pro+, the vivo X70 Pro+ is more visually integrated.
Under the trend that the "front" is full of screens, the back of smartphones has become one of the many areas where the brand style can be displayed. In the past, in order to show the difference, various radiant styles were vividly carried on the back, with individuality, but a little less "elegance".
The use of monochrome color in vivo X70 Pro+ is a "return" in aesthetics, while the use of different materials of fluorite AG glass and plain leather are the individual needs brought about by elegance.
On the back of the vivo X70 Pro+, the camera module occupies a considerable amount of space. In order to balance the vision, vivo extended the "cloud level" design to the right side, and made a "ceramic cloud window."
In this way, there are three "splicing" of different materials on the entire back, which brings contrast between vision and touch. In reality, the existence of "ceramic cloud windows" has also improved the recognition of the whole machine a lot.
If you don't look at the data, the design of the "Ceramic Cloud Window" indirectly hides the larger camera module and will not be highlighted, and the three different materials will indeed add points to the touch.
When experiencing vivo X60 Pro+, when holding it with one hand, the index finger can easily touch the corners of the lens module. When it comes to vivo X70 Pro+, holding it with one hand, the index finger will naturally come into contact with the "ceramic cloud window", and the feel is upgraded.
However, due to the "stacking" in the image, the thickness and weight of the vivo X70 Pro+ has increased compared to the vivo X60 Pro+, which is a real heavyweight "super big cup."
However, after getting the vivo X70 Pro+, after seeing the camera module on the back, the thickness of 8.89mm and the weight of 213g are relieved. Without it, the charm of Zeiss's four-shot is too great.
On the whole, the focus of the vivo X70 Pro+ design is on the camera part. The expanded "cloud level" becomes a "ceramic cloud window", which highlights the presence of the camera and balances the look and feel of the whole machine.
From image talents to all-round outstanding students
In the past, in order to carry the banner of imaging pioneers, the vivo X series always had a little "regret" and missed the "balance".
▲ vivo X60 Pro+.
Take the previous generation of super-large cup vivo X60 Pro+ as an example. Zeiss’s four-camera is equipped to "smile proudly", but it does not have dual speakers, wireless charging, and only a 1080p screen. It cannot be called an all-rounder.
When it comes to vivo X70 Pro+, not only continue to improve on the image, but also try to achieve balance.
In terms of hard power, the vivo X70 Pro+ has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ processor, as well as a three-piece "golden" set of Samsung LPDDR5 storage and Samsung UFS3.1 flash memory.
The screen is directly pulled up to the ceiling level of the Android camp, using the latest Samsung E5 material, 2K resolution AMOLED screen, supporting 120Hz high brush and LTPO dynamic frequency conversion technology.
During continuous shooting, the excellent endurance performance of the vivo X70 Pro+ left a deep impression on me. In addition to the professional imaging chip V1, the low power consumption of the E5 material screen is also one of the reasons.
In addition, the dual speakers and wireless fast charging all make up for the regrets of the previous games, so there is no need to worry about "omnipotent" or "video."
Among them, wireless charging is a configuration that you can’t go back after you have used it. After the vivo X70 Pro+ is equipped with 50W wireless fast charging, in the daily experience, it is almost seldom used wired charging, and it can be supplemented with 50W high power when it is placed at hand. Electricity is faster than some 10,000 yuan flagships, which greatly improves the charging experience.
Almighty performance In addition to hardware complements, OriginOS is also an "almighty" manifestation of vivo X70 Pro+.
Origin OS adopts a popular tile design, and the icon size, information richness, and window style can be adjusted at will. And it also supports simple interaction, and can provide quite personalized information after connecting to the corresponding account, and the playability is very high.
Regardless of the imaging system, the all-round configuration of the vivo X70 Pro+ can still be regarded as a "balanced" flagship. If the image power is the absolute advantage of the vivo X70 Pro+, then today's all-round hardware and software configuration is its basic disk.
The "Super Cup" that continues to lead the image
If the most outstanding feature of the vivo X60 series is its image power, in comparison, the vivo X70 series, especially the vivo X70 Pro+, are slightly "medium".
But this "medium" is not derogatory, but in this generation, in addition to continuing to lead the image performance, the rest of the specifications and equipment are generally the advantages of the vivo X70 series.
In other words, once the strongest business card of the vivo X series was "image", but in X70, especially the strongest business card of X70 Pro+ has gradually become "omnipotent".
And in the category of the all-around flagship, the image performance of the vivo X70 Pro+ has almost reached the level of "dominance" at all focal lengths.
This is enough to answer the questions raised at the beginning of the article. The vivo X70 Pro+ is not a trade-off like the Zeiss Otus series, but does its best not to compromise.
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