Apple is thought to be prepping an iPhone with three 12-megapixel lenses on the back. This should permit engineers to boost iPhone photography with enhancements such as 3X optical zoom, stereoscopic vision, improved low-light performance and much more.
Chinese electronics manufacturer Oppo today announced a brand new camera system at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Developed in collaboration with an Israeli startup named Corephotonics, it’s based on a periscope-style lens design which makes possible 5x lossless zoom, earning it a rather unexciting but apt 5x Dual Camera Zoom moniker.
What’s more, Oppo’s new technology kills the need for an unsightly camera bump at the back. The company did not say when the new camera technology can be expected to debut on its smartphones.
Apple’s stock Photos app has a lot of nicely implemented features and it gets used a lot on my iPhone 6s, but I’m still yearning for the ability to zoom on photos unlimitedly, using the pinch-zoom gesture.
Zooming in Photos isn’t possible beyond a certain threshold and that’s been ticking me off for quite some time now. Curiously, there appears to be a bug in iOS which overrides this behavior and lets you zoom unlimitedly on a photo.