Smartphone Dual Camera
- By dual camera setup, we means one phone has two back lens co-existing, to put it simple, one camera module with two separate lenses, as displayed in the photo:
The two cameras work separately, one for regular image-capturing, another for recording of depth perception data. To illustrate in details,
- 2.1, The focal length of the two cameras are set different, one is with a wide-angle lens, and the other with a 3x zoom. Without going through the non-digital zoom mode you can shoot distant objects, and to achieve the object amplification effect. Here is a comparison between dual camera systems (dual back camera lens) and regular single-len smartphones (with digital Zoom).
- 2.2, Dual camera is able to use two parallel lenses, each with its own sensor, to improve low-light performance.
2.3, Another feature is the 3D effect. Having two lenses enables a degree of depth analysis that allows for extra control over images, such as automatically blurring out of backgrounds in portrait shots, quicker auto-focus and augmented reality and other interesting effects.
- HTC One M8, the world's first mobile phone to carry Dual Camera, has proved to be a smart breakthrough to win its fame for consistent innovation. Huawei Honor 6 Plus also uses this technology to stand out.
Usually, the dual-lens camera in one phone tech is considered by experts to be for gimmicky purposes. The news that Apple and Samsung are looking to implement similar camera tech in near future seems to have aroused much interest. It is reportedly that this time the dual-camera tech will be a way to shrink the gap between phone camera and a DSLR camera in quality images and color detail.
According to suppliers report, Apple and Samsung are starting to source components for dual-cameras. In the meantime, original design manufacturer giant Altek have developed its dual-lens solution for smartphone cameras. As it claimed, their products would stands a good chance of being purchased by high-end smartphone manufacturers like Apple for their next-generation products in 2016 or 2017.