What the future holds for smartphone cameras
posted by Victor H. / Mar 29, 2013, 11:06 AM
- What the future holds for smartphone cameras
- Faster focusing with MEMS
- Lytro-like after-fact focus tech is coming
- Live HDR, object tracking and more processing with Nvidia Chimera
- Double the low light performance
- DSLR-like dynamic range with a new ‘Binary Pixel’ sensor
- Using the device’s weather awareness for better auto-mode shots
- Conclusion: Combine it all together for the ultimate cameraphone
In 2011, the iPhone grew to become the most popular camera on Flickr. Last year, top of the line devices moved to backside-illuminated sensors allowing for smartphone cameras to perform noticeably better in low light. In 2013, optical-image stabilization is becoming a common feature improving night shots and video.
Further on, we expect to see even more revolutionary advances in smartphone cameras in the following areas:
- faster auto-focusing
- Lytro-like technology that will allow you to choose your focus after you shot the image
- live HDR and a lot more processing happening on the device
- double the low-light performance
- DSLR-like dynamic range
Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 29, 2013
all smartphone cameras have improved except the sony phones
posted on Mar 29, 2013, 11:13 AM 15
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duh.. sony is the first one with 13 mp camera
posted on Mar 29, 2013, 11:15 AM 8
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Sony really need to focus on the software side of things. They have the sensors to take great pictures but software gets worst and worst ever year... :S Really dont get how Sony is still behind other competitors when most of them uses Sony sensors
posted on Mar 29, 2013, 12:34 PM 3
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Sony's sensors are used in most of the flagship smartphones. Sony also supplies many of the high-end DLSR manufacturers with imaging sensors. As you posted, Sony falls down in the software area. It is a shame, because Sony really has top notch imaging hardware.
posted on Mar 29, 2013, 2:13 PM 3
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first HDR video is sony. that's not improvement?
posted on Mar 29, 2013, 1:29 PM 1
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Lytro is cool, but it would be nice to be able to disable autofocus on every phone BEFORE you take the photo. Sometimes the situation calls for that, and you wish you had an EDoF lense. I know some apps will let you do this, but it'd be nice if all phones had this straight from the factory.
posted on Mar 29, 2013, 12:02 PM 0
You forgot the champ "Pureview"
posted on Mar 29, 2013, 2:39 PM 4
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Lets see what nokia is bringing
posted on Mar 29, 2013, 3:15 PM 6
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Typical Nokia Hater! nowhere its mentioned about Pureview Stage 1 (Oversampling) or Stage 2 ( Floating Lens and OIS) and the fact that Nokia is working on Pureview Stage 3!
posted on Mar 29, 2013, 6:07 PM 2
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smart phones are starting to replace alot of old techs. A smartphone can do: flashlight, heart monitor, tv, credit card,map, music player, work out monitor,and even more That used to require expensive individual devices.
posted on Mar 29, 2013, 11:57 PM 1
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There's a rumor around that Apple and Google going to buy Kodak?
posted on Mar 30, 2013, 12:51 AM 0
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