Apple casually mentioning that the iPhone 12 models can now record 4K video in Dolby Vision is a watershed moment in mobile camera performance, as the dynamic HDR format was heretofore prerogative of pro cameras that cost north of two grand.
Granted, the A14 processor can’t crunch the complete 12-bit Dolby Vision standard with its 68.7 billion colors, but the 10-bit HDR and its billion hues are nothing to sniff at, when you keep in mind that the best part about Dolby Vision – its dynamic metadata for per-scene and per-frame HDR adjustments – are kept intact on the iPhone 12, and Apple worked with Dolby to ensure so.
The first end-to-end 10-bit color system on an Android phone will land in 2021
Oppo’s so-called Full-path Color Management System is just what it says on the tin and just what Apple does with the iPhone 12. Not only does it record 10-bit HDR video, but also encodes, stores, decodes, and displays it on the HDR display. Said Oppo Find X3 panel will be able to show the HDR footage in its full glory, and both the standard color gamut, and the wide DCI-P3 one that is needed to display HDR video, have been calibrated with the perfect 6500K white balance point to ensure display consistency for a change.
Android’s first end-to-end HDR imaging system is about to land