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OPPO has started mass production of 10x zoom smartphone camera module: Digital Photography Review

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OPPO has been teasing its periscope-design smartphone tele lens for 2 years now, however those that anticipated a product launch at MWC 2019 have been dissatisfied as soon as once more. That stated, we now no less than know when a manufacturing machine with the corporate’s 10x zoom system might be commercially accessible.

OPPO introduced it has began mass manufacturing of the system and can launch a tool with the 10x zoom digicam within the second quarter of this yr. There is a slight caveat although: not like most producers, OPPO bases the zoom issue on the 16mm equal super-wide-angle. The tele lens comes with a 160mm equal focal size, therefore a 10x zoom.

A rendered illustration from the above video displaying the development of the optical parts and sensor contained in the periscope-style zoom lens.

Most different producers do not embody the super-wide-angle within the zoom issue and as a substitute use the first digicam, which on the OPPO mannequin comes with a 48MP sensor and sure a 28mm focal size, as a reference.

The periscope design encompasses a prism that displays incoming gentle by 90 levels and makes it potential to incorporate such a ‘lengthy’ lens in a skinny smartphone physique. The prism can also be used for picture stabilization. The first comes with OIS as nicely and OPPO says the system is 73 p.c extra environment friendly than the earlier iteration.

As well as the engineers have been in a position to keep the size of the older 5x prototype system, regardless of including a super-wide-angle and utilizing bigger sensors.

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