While Apple is always researching and improving upon camera technologies – they do have more than 800 people working on it, after all – there’s a lot of evidence to suggest that the iPhone 7 camera will represent a particularly impressive step forward. Specifically, one of the more intriguing rumors surrounding the iPhone 7 is that it may incorporate a dual camera system with optical image stabilization and zoom functionality based on technology it acquired from an Israeli company called LinX many months ago.
With a dual camera system, the iPhone 7 would not only help improve overall image quality, but would also be able to capture more precise detail when zooming in. Speaking to this point, Corephotonics – an Israeli company with their own dual camera technology – recently provided CNET with a video demonstration highlighting the benefits of using their own dual camera system.
“The new dual-camera system promises optical zoom with no moving parts, while also allowing for better noise reduction that’s not available on current phone camera sensors,” the report notes.
In the following photo, the image on the left shows what a zoomed in image looks like with just one camera lens. The crisper image on the right, meanwhile, is what the same zoomed in image looks like with a dual camera implementation.
The short video below shows off Corephotonics’ dual camera technology in action and, in turn, provides us with a little bit of insight as to what we might be seeing camera-wise on Apple’s next-gen iPhone.
One can only hope that Apple doesn’t make its dual camera technology exclusive to the iPhone 7 Plus. With many people finding Apple’s largest iPhone model a bit unwieldy to use, it would be refreshing to see Apple bestow its best camera technology across the entirety of its product line.
For more information regarding the advanced camera technology Apple acquired when it purchased LinX, make sure to check out this more detailed overview.