At MWC 2017, OPPO has announced a camera module for smartphones which is World’s First 5x Dual-Camera Zoom, as teased earlier. This offers 5x lossless zoom capability on a smartphone, setting the bar higher when compared to the 2x zoom functions available in the market today. Users will also enjoy an image stabilization capability like never before while keeping the device thin and sleek.
Oppo said that they have worked for almost a year to develop the periscope-styled dual-camera technology which Currently holds more than 50 patents. The 5x Dual Camera Zoom technology was inspired by the idea of a periscope on a submarine. The dual camera utilizes wide-angle and telephoto lenses and the housing for the telephoto lens uses an innovative periscope-style structure. By shifting the angle of the telephoto lens by 90 degrees, the lens will have the space it needs for a deep zoom. A periscope-style prism then directs the path of the light entering the camera by 90 degrees and sends the image through the telephoto lens when the user zooms in on a subject or object.The 3x optical zoom, matched with a proprietary image fusion technology for digital zoom, give users the industry’s first-ever lossless 5x dual camera zoom. Thanks to the periscope-style construction, the 5x dual camera module is now only 5.7mm thick, which is even 10 percent thinner than a typical 2x optical zoom lens in a smartphone.
Through the OIS technology, both the prism and telephoto lens intelligently sense vibrations and compensate in real-time. The all-new OIS solution can improve the performance of previous generations by 40 percent, and the prism mechanism dynamically adjusts its angle at precise increments of 0.0025o. This technology ensures that images are clear and stable even at full 5x zoom.
Mr. Sky Li, VP, OPPO, MD of International Mobile Business & President of OPPO India, said, “The ‘5x Dual Camera Zoom’ has opened up yet another realm of possibility in terms of smartphone photography, and is a reflection of our dedication to delivering on what our customers want and need – to take beautiful and clear pictures”.
We hope to see this new technology in Oppo’s upcoming camera-centric smartphones like the F-series, let us know your thoughts in the comment section below. Follow us on twitter for all the latest updates.