iPhone 7 Will Pack Twin Camera System, Suggests New Patent
So what have been the rumors that you have picked up for iPhone 7 lately, apart from the alleged leaked photos that highlighted backlight assembly, the 256GB memory rumor or the 3100 mAh battery leak, did you know that it could be packing a dual camera system on the back?
While this was originally rumored back in November,we have picked up evidence all but confirming this thanks to a new patent that has been filed by Apple.
This can give you effective optical zoom where you can switch between focal lengths with a single lens that will have telephoto as well as standard sections.
For a layman, this means (in the least) that you will be able to zoom in while taking a photo and still get a photo of the same quality and not a downgraded version due to pixels being cropped out.
The patent itself explains exciting functionalities with an example which is suggestive of how video and photo could be meshed together with iMovie in the future.
[Imagine] capturing a child extinguishing candles on a birthday cake […] In some embodiments, second camera module 3084 can be used as a telephoto camera module to zoom in on the face of the child as she is about to blow out the candles and first camera module 3082 can capture a burst of high resolution still images of her smiling face. In some embodiments, first camera module 3082 is simultaneously capturing standard 1080p 30 frames per second video of the entire group of kids gathered and singing around the cake […] As the two camera modules are synchronized in time, the still images can easily be automatically inserted at the right time in a final video stream.
PatentlyApple has a detailed account of the patent that might be telling us how much better the camera of iPhone 7 is going to be; check it out here.