To further improve smartphone cameras, Chinese giant Oppo unveiled a number of new imaging technologies at the 2021 Future Imaging Technology Launch event. These include a new continuous optical zoom lens, a next generation RGBW sensor, and a 5-axis OIS system. The new imaging technology will be available a few days after the company unveiled its next-generation underdisplay camera earlier this month. Let’s take a quick look at each of these new technologies.
Oppo announces new imaging technology
Starting with a new telephoto lens, it is an 85-200 mil lens that supports continuous zoom technology. Unlike the periscope lenses found in today’s high-end devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and Huawei P30 Pro, Oppo’s new lens elements move smoothly across the 85-200mm zoom range for crisp, clear photos without the need for digital. Capture zoom, artificial sharpening, or trimming.
In addition, according to the company, the new lens technology avoids some of the common imaging problems found in traditional multi-camera zoom systems, such as white balance inaccuracy and color bias.
Along with this, Oppo also announced a new 5-axis optical image stabilization (OIS) system that enables gimbal-level stabilization of smartphone cameras.The above technologies take advantage of both Lens shift and sensor shift technology To stabilize the camera in various situations. In addition, it uses data from the phone’s gyroscope sensor to enhance functionality. It also comes with the ability to rotate the sensor along both the X and Y axes.
According to Oppo, the new 5-axis OIS technology offers three times better performance than the camera modules supported by current OIS. It will begin appearing on Oppo phones in the first quarter of 2022.
Finally, the Chinese giant announced a new camera sensor based on the RGBW sub-pixel layout. This will add a white subpixel layer, Light sensitivity improved by 60%.. According to Oppo, the sensor is made using its increasing advanced manufacturing and processing technology. “The level of computational power needed to run complex algorithms and maximize the amount of data extracted through the white pixels of the sensor.”
It uses the company’s Proprietary 4-in-1 pixel algorithm Greatly improves color performance. In addition, it solves some problems with current sensors, such as color inaccuracy and moire patterns, which are unwanted rainbow patterns that appear in photographs.
In terms of availability, the company says it will begin shipping new sensors with smartphones in late 2021.