Tof can be used to assist AF system, background blur and better depth for AR.
Most of the devices just use it for bokeh, which is waste of money and space.
Out of Control, 24 Aug 2019They're not the same. A ToF sensor is required to get the proper 3D effect. No, because they work in different ways.
With Xperia software you need to surround the object, then you end up scanning 360 degrees.
You just need to connect to a 3D printer and print it.
geekacontra, 24 Aug 2019try lg g3 in 2014....LG G3 has Laser AF, not ToF sensor.
Anonymous, 24 Aug 2019So you forgot about Nokia 9 Pureview?If we talking about the first phone with TOF, its the Honor View 20, last year.
What i'm talking about is the first smartphone to utilize the TOF sensor as autofocus, which is P30 Pro, instead just a 3d depth detection.
Shanti Dope, 24 Aug 2019Nah, I was merely joking. I assumed I actually owned it, sadly I still have to settle with thi... moreIt's funny every time you see pathetic astroturfers messing up their "story".
Sony is dead on mobile, you can astroturf as hard as you like on their behalf, they will stay dead because their phones are always outdated and painstakingly boring.
BiyoBiyo JunJun, 24 Aug 2019they will compare it with iphone 6 .....Apple is definitely the slowest to adopt innovations, but I'd say Samsung is close enough
Out of Control, 24 Aug 2019They're not the same. A ToF sensor is required to get the proper 3D effect. But the main goal is the same: to get a 3D image of an object
Perhaps the Note 10+ captures higher quality ones, but that's to be expected for a 2 years younger device and uses a more modern hardware to perform the task.
Akashraj, 24 Aug 2019I thought you were using Redmi 5 plus aka Redmi note 5. So when did you buy Sony?Nah, I was merely joking. I assumed I actually owned it, sadly I still have to settle with this low end phone :(((
Annymous, 24 Aug 2019Glad you prefer the huge ugly notch
Youtubers and reviewers prefer the small cut-out due to... moreNope. I stand by my point.
Any cutout or smaller notch without function apart just for a front camera are not my type, be it on Huawei or Samsung brand.
Is it you Pro, 24 Aug 2019Sony is using the laser sensor to do the metering measurement to create 3D image and also spe... moreP30 Pro is the first smartphone to utilized TOF as autofocus system along with the laser AF, instead just a 3d scanner as others do, even at night.
Is it you Pro, 24 Aug 2019Sony is using the laser sensor to do the metering measurement to create 3D image and also spe... morethe sony's laser detector is just another ToF device as it works the same way: measuring the Time required for a laser beam to Fly from the projector (source...) to the target and back to the sensor. Time of Flight :)).... same as the old good radar, but with laser beams instead of radio :) the problem is the way you direct and control the beam / beams to scan the area covered by sensor's fov, the laser power (shorter or larger distances..) and the available time for the scanning, thus you'll have only a loose grid if you do it fast or a dense one if you take your time. of course, the available computing power is an important factor.
Out of Control, 24 Aug 2019They're not the same. A ToF sensor is required to get the proper 3D effect. Sony is using the laser sensor to do the metering measurement to create 3D image and also speed up low light autofocus, another RGB-IR sensor is detect the natural color from the object.
ToF just a waste it doesn't speed up night autofocus but only use for 3D scanner.
It's an app that doesn't even come pre-installed. Even if you don't want it, I don't understand why people here are so angry about it.
Dazzler, 24 Aug 2019As long it serves a purpose, i dont care. They even includes a hand motion gestures sensor on ... moreGlad you prefer the huge ugly notch
Youtubers and reviewers prefer the small cut-out due to it not being as obtrusive.
Im guessing if Huawei had a small cut out you be praising it but alas they dont.