Oppo Introduces 5x Dual Camera Zoom
The Chinese smartphone maker Oppo has launched the World’s first ever periscope-styled dual camera technology for smartphones with a 5x Dual camera zoom and image stabilization technology for your smartphone.
The brand is known for constantly evolving their products to lead the market in mobile photography.
Unlike most cameras that offer only 2x optical zoom, this technology allows you to zoom in 5 times more than a regular smartphone camera while ensuring sharp images. The inspiration comes from a submarine periscope which by utilising a wide-angle telephoto lens and the housing for the lens uses an innovative periscope-like structure. A shift in the angle of the telephoto lens by 90 degrees gives the lens the required space for a deep zoom. When the user zooms on an object that he wishes to capture, a periscope-style prism directs the path of the light entering the camera by 90 degrees and sends an image through the telephoto lens thus enlarging the image 5 times with good clarity.
They have also added optical image stabilisation (OIS) on both, the prism and telephoto lens that sense vibrations and compensate them in real time. The prism mechanism works in a manner where it adjusts its angle at precise increments of 0.00250 ensuring clear, stable and sharp image even at full 5x zoom.
With so many features packed into one camera, you may worry that the phone camera would appear very bulky and jut out. That has been taken care of too. The periscope-style dual camera is built only 5.7mm thick which is extremely slim & sleek, 10% thinner than a usual 2x optical zoom lens smartphone.
The phone was launched at the Mobile World Congress 2017. It opens up to another realm of possibilities with respect to mobile photography allowing customers to capture excellent quality pictures. The company claims to have filed 50 patents for this technology which took more than a year to develop. Though the technology has been launched, the other technical specifications of phone are yet to be declared.
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by techtalks @TechTalks May 5, 2017 9:44 AM UTC