Oppo shows first plug-in mobile camera lenses: OIS and up to 15x zoom

Oppo shows first plug-in mobile camera lenses: OIS and up to 15x zoom
Oppo is a Chinese company we’ve been hearing more and more about, but this time it really shoots for the sky in smartphone photography. Oppo teased plug-in camera lenses that you can switch and attach to its smartphones. The first batch of plug-in lenses uses 16-megapixel Sony CMOS sensors with support for optical image stabilization (OIS). There are two lenses planned initially - one smaller with up to 10x zoom and a larger one supporting zoom of up to 15x.

Oppo is also saying its new flagship smartphone, the Oppo N1 will have support for NFC and expandable storage via microSD cards. The whole Oppo teaser for the plug-in lenses ends with a hashtag #Oppo N1. The Oppo N1 release date is expected to be September 23rd, so we could as well see those lenses appear then as well.

The Oppo N1 will not only try to bring a great camera, it will also have the first in a smartphone touch panel on its back.


source: Oppo

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16 Comments

1. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Looks like a microphone that one.

2. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

i cant see it :/ dont understand when small companies like oppo can make ground breaking devices like this then why is a multi billion company like samsung still making 2010 phones?

4. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Well said!

7. cyborg009

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 17, 2011

I think Sony already broke the ground with interchangeable lens.. oppo is just following on the lines.. but I agree that worth while innovation is coming from companies like Samsung.

13. zennacko unregistered

The S-apps?

16. iushnt

Posts: 3157; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

yes u r right..s-apps are the differentiation factor whether u like it or not

14. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Huh? Photography has interchangeable lenses since... it's invention.

3. twens

Posts: 1184; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Apple has the most money. Why don't you attack them instead? You are just a Samsung hater. Go and sleep it off

5. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

lol@samsung hater.samsung is busy making flexible screen..i think they have alot of lenses

6. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Big brothers in smartphones needs to learn from these small firms like Oppo, etc. to show that what is innovation, what are patents, what are prices with specs, what are designs, etc..etc.. Hope these small companies would emerge from grounds.

8. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

using sony sensor great

9. waystriker

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

"The first in a smartphone Touch Panel on it's back". I wonder a Korean Smartphone Pantech Vega A860 has it too which is released since February.

12. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

the Motorola Backflip had this back in January 2010... (though it was an entry level Android device)

10. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

so basically this is the same idea that sony has... all these clip on lenses just scream that the camera phone isn't what it is hyped up to be I guess i'll have to wait hope I am proven wrong

11. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Great inception by Sony! Oppo following Sony. This has a smaller lens than Sony lens which is small to carry around great ™

15. lukasound

Posts: 152; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

I love my Find 5, I'm sure Oppo will make a great job with the N1. Awesome company.

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