"Origami" Lens Might Improve Cell Phone Cameras
Feb 2, 2007, 10:21 AM by (staff)
UC San Diego engineers have devised an ultra-thin digital camera by folding up the telephoto lens into a slim component. The design, based on that of Cassegrain telescopes, bends and focuses light back and forth inside a 5 millimeter optical crystal. The result is a thin digital camera that can zoom in and take telephoto shots. Today's cell phone cameras may get the job done for wide angle shots, but zooming them in often creates images of poor quality. This technology could improve the photo-taking experience for cell phones.
Hands On with Panasonic's Phone Camera
Panasonic's Lumix phone is just as much camera as phone, much in the same vein as Samsung's Galaxy Camera series. It pairs an Android phone with a 20-megapixel Lumix camera with a massive sensor and extending multi-element lens for the kind of photo quality you don't find in most camera phones.
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.
LG's G6 to Carry Dual 13MP Rear Cameras
LG today said its forthcoming G6 flagship smartphone will include two rear-mounted cameras and a single front-facing camera in much the same vein as last year's V20. The rear cameras will each capture 13 megapixels, says LG, with one taking standard field-of-view shots and the other taking 125-degree, wide-angle shots.
Asus Announces ZenFone 3 Zoom with Dual Cameras, Huge Battery
Asus today announced the ZenFone 3 Zoom, a new "optical zoom" phone that uses two cameras, much like the iPhone 7 Plus. Both the standard and 2.3x zoom cameras are 12-megapixel.
Google Camera Adds Timer, Aspect Ratio Picker
Google has pushed out an update to the stand-alone Google Camera application for Android devices and added several new functions. The latest version of Google Camera now includes a timer for taking time-delayed shots, and lets users capture snapshots whilst also recording video.