Liquid Camera Lens Ready For Phones
Feb 6, 2006, 2:26 PM by (staff)
Varioptic last week announced that liquid lenses are now available for manufacturers to use in cameraphones. The Arctic 320 is a zoom and auto-focus lens, but has no moving parts. Instead a small current warps liquid trapped inside two lenses to change the distance them and adjust focus or zoom. Philips announced a similar lens 2 years ago, but Varioptic claims to have made further advances in durability, miniaturization and power consumption with the help of Samsung. No one has committed to the Arctic lens yet, but Varioptic will be at 3GSM next week, it is possible a handset partner could be announced then or shortly after.
Snapchat's Lens Studio Lets Anyone Create Lenses
Snapchat today debuted Lens Studio, a desktop application that makes it easy for anyone to design and create Lenses for the Snapchat community. Snapchat says Lens Studio is free to Mac and Windows, and guides creative types through the process of animating their ideas for mobile devices.
Oppo's 5x Dual Camera Zoom Makes Use of a Periscope
Oppo today announced a new camera module that hides a telephoto lens inside the phone chassis. The main camera makes use of a wide-angle lens.
Asus Says Zenfone Zoom to Reach US In February
Asus today announced plans to bring the Zenfone Zoom to the U.S. The Zoom was first announced a full year ago at CES 2015.
Google Lens Reaches Pixel Handsets
Google has updated Google Assistant on its Pixel smartphones and added the Google Lens tool it first announced back in May. Google Lens is an image-recognition function that relies on mobile cameras to perform searches.
sorry, couldnt resist.