According to forecasts of authoritative analyst of KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo, iPhone 7 Plus will get dual main camera. Modules are based on technology, acquired by Apple from the Israeli developer LinX Imaging. New hardware should significantly improve the quality of photos taken on iPhone.
Despite the tiny size, Dual-aperture LinX modules provide fantastic picture quality. It means, that even without a protruding lens, the iPhone 7 can take pictures, indistinguishable from photos, shot with Canon and Nikon single-lens reflex cameras. Besides, various interesting technologies are implemented in the cameras, eg, depth map for creating 3D images.
We offer more information about the capabilities of the dual camera LinX.
Compared to regular smartphone cameras, LinX modules provide a brighter, clearer picture, practically devoid of noise. As seen in the photos published above, image quality remains high even when using the zoom.
Better quality when shooting indoors
The photos below are taken with average light (40-50 lux), standard for residential premises. Snapshot, made with LinX, turned out noticeably brighter and clearer than photos, shot on iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S4.
Improved quality when shooting in low light conditions
Using multiple channels allows for improved camera sensitivity, so LinX can take pictures even in low light conditions. In this case, the shutter speed remains small, so that the pictures are not blurred, as often happens when shooting in the dark with a long shutter speed.
Creating a 3D image
Dual-aperture LinX modules can create detailed depth maps of the object being photographed. Based on the information about the depth of pixels and the RGB color model of a single camera frame, pixel three-dimensional clouds form the object’s shape. If not use one, a few frames, taken from different angles, LinX can create a full 3D object model.
Depth map – very useful feature, used for three-dimensional scanning of objects, scaling, remove or replace the background, gesture recognition and more accurate refocusing. Based on depth of each pixel, the function allows you to blur the desired areas on an already finished photo, thereby changing the depth of field.
so, what are the LinX cameras so good?
- Improved image clarity and uniformity;
- HDR technology support;
- UHDR technology support;
- Low noise;
- A high resolution;
- Low cost of modules;
- Lack of autofocus in modules up to 20 megapixels;
- Zero shutter lag;
- The small size of the cameras does not affect the thickness of the smartphone.