In fact, Sony gave us a glimpse of the future last year with the Xperia 1 IV, which featured a variable burst zoom (3.5x-5.2x), and it was easy to see that this was a first-generation attempt. Aside from the soft images produced by his latest Xperia flagship, the optical zoom range of around 3-5x doesn’t offer much more flexibility than what some companies can achieve with software. It seems that. good! Now, according to rumors from Weibo (the Chinese equivalent of his Twitter/Facebook), Sony has given up and added LG camera technology to his solution with the new zoom on his Xperia 1 V.
Fast forward and today, phones like the upcoming Galaxy S23 Ultra have 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x and even 10x optical zoom cameras. And through software like the Pixel 7, phone makers have found other innovative ways to zoom without sacrificing quality. However, phone zoom systems always come with trade-offs. Fixed zoom lens… As any “real” photographer will tell you, the true power of a zoom lies in its variable and continuous magnification, and 2023 will be the year of the next big breakthrough when it comes to phone cameras, and specifically zoom systems. It seems possible. to go!
Which is due to launch later this year. You may be ready to switch to using LG Innotek (a subsidiary of LG Display) designs, manufactures, and sells electronic materials, components, and devices to many well-known consumer electronics companies. That’s right – Cupertino’s partnership with South Korea doesn’t stop at displays. According to new leaks from multiple sources, Apple is working with LG Innotek (among other camera hardware vendors) to bring a new zoom system to at least one of his new phones in the upcoming iPhone 15 series.
And this is what I think (and I hope) are Apple’s grand plans for a camera that could be the first “ultra” iPhone…