Oppo, unlike many other manufacturers, is taking this camera race to a new level, but not through hardware.

Instead, Oppo is taking it to the competition via software, and in a way that, logically, doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense. The Find 7 and Find 7a both come with 13-megapixel IMX214 CMOS sensors from Sony. In the standard shooting mode, they max out at … 13-megapixels, of course. But if you enable what Oppo calls Super Zoom (or HD Picture, soon to be Ultra-HD … trust us, we’re just as confused as you are), the pair of phones are capable of capturing 50-megapixel images.

No. You’re not reading that wrong.

It’s as crazy as it sounds and the results are oddly impressive. See for yourself. Check out the video, and take to the comments to tell us what you think of the Super Zoom feature. Is it impressive? Or do you still think it’s nothing more than a gimmick? Frankly, you can color us impressed.

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