Julliard, 27 Feb 2017Think again. Oppo didnt even say they going to make a 5" phone with this camera module. Most o... moreThank you I wrote same thing but my comment got cut short for no reason. Took word out of my mouth
The basic mechanism is well known ever since ultra-flat digicams with zoom came about a decade or so ago - they did the exact same thing. It's new in a smartphone, sure, but the idea is old.
JordanBaby, 27 Feb 2017It's as thick as the phone itself, so making a sub-5" flagship with this hardware would requir... moreThink again. Oppo didnt even say they going to make a 5" phone with this camera module. Most of their flagship and even midranger starts at 5.5" size. Dont forget Oppo are expert in making thin smartphone. Their Oppo R5 'was' recognized as the thinnest smartphone in the world.
Julliard, 27 Feb 2017That is very unlikely. Most smartphone stay below 8mm thick. Even with all the innards compact... moreIt's as thick as the phone itself, so making a sub-5" flagship with this hardware would require beyond 8mm of thickness. That's what I'm talking about so what do I need to think about?
Claudiu.Lucian, 27 Feb 2017Bravo, Oppo, you've done a great job with this internal 5x zoom , next year someone in the qua... moreThis is new to consumers, but not new in the camera industry. Lot of companies have tested this idea on their development units.
Sharp had optical zoom in a phone back in 2004 but, yeah let's call this something new and revolutionary.
Same as edgeless displays I guess :)
Everybody is copying Sharp's ideas, lol.
Very impressive now your super vooc was more impressive but a last never release on any phones
JordanBaby, 27 Feb 20175.7mm thick?! So the phone will likely to have a total of >10mm camera module thickness (in... moreThat is very unlikely. Most smartphone stay below 8mm thick. Even with all the innards compacted into the phone it will never be bulky. The camera module only affect the top portiin if the phone. Why would the rest of the phone need to be thicker? Think before you post.
Claudiu.Lucian, 27 Feb 2017This is incredible, 5x optical zoom without a crazy big sensor. :O...in a short time we will h... moreIf you read the article you would know that it will be a "crazy small" sensor like most phablets/phone today uses anyway. As the whole module is 5.7mm, the short edge of the sensor would be even less.
But with a little luck it would not be much worse than the tiny 1/2.6"-1/2.3" sensors commonly used.
Julliard, 27 Feb 2017Its not going to be bulky. Do you even read? The camera module only 5.7mm thick. 5.7mm thick?! So the phone will likely to have a total of >10mm camera module thickness (including the sensor)?!
Claudiu.Lucian, 27 Feb 2017Bravo, Oppo, you've done a great job with this internal 5x zoom , next year someone in the qua... moreMeh not Sony, they will probably come up with something better. Their XZ 5x Clear Zoom easily stacks up against Optical Zoom phones like Zenfone Zoom, and probably this one
I used to have a 3mp Canon camera with 3x optical zoom hahaha. Nice to know that the people on the technology forefront never ceases to innovate. Question: can it do 5x zoom on macro?
Mobilemaster, 27 Feb 2017Now let's hope the phones using that sensor will not be bulky, as the Samsung with the 10x opt... moreIts not going to be bulky. Do you even read? The camera module only 5.7mm thick.
It reminds me Sony Cybershot DSCT7 5.1MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom camera. Just 12 years needed mobile industry to make it again. Great! I waited for this so many years, brilliant idea
Already in works..(maybe a variation)