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Oppo unveils 5x dual camera zoom at Mobile World Congress


Oppo gave Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 audiences the first exclusive glimpse of the groundbreaking “5x Dual Camera Zoom” technology, the world’s first periscopestyle dualcamera technology for smartphones.

The technology offers 5x zoom capability on a smartphone, a breakthrough innovation that sets the bar higher when compared to the 2x zoom functions available in the market today. Users will also enjoy image stabilisation capability while keeping the device thin and sleek. 
Oppo worked for almost a year to develop the revolutionary periscopestyled dualcamera technology. Currently, more than 50 patents have been filed for this technology. 
Sky Li, Oppo managing director of International Mobile Business, said said the 5x dual camera zoom has opened up yet another realm of possibility in terms of smartphone photography, and “is a reflection of our dedication to delivering on what our customers want and need – to take beautiful and clear pictures”.
The “5x dual camera zoom” technology was inspired by the idea of a periscope on a submarine. The dual camera utilises wideangle and telephoto lenses, and the housing for the telephoto lens uses an innovative periscopestyle structure.
By shifting the angle of the telephoto lens by 90 degrees, the lens will have the space it needs for a deep zoom. A periscopestyle prism then directs the path of the light entering the camera by 90 degrees, and sends the image through the telephoto lens when the user zooms in on a subject or object.
The technology has completely redesigned the current standards of dualcamera solutions that can only achieve a 2x zoom – a feature that still disappoints many of today’s demanding mobile users. 
Oppo strove to achieve a 5x zoom capability that will allow users to fully capture landscapes, portraits and closeups – all the typical scenarios that are commonly captured in a digital camera.

Published : March 01, 2017

By : The Nation