iPhone 6S to Bring DSLR Image Quality with Dual-Lens Technology
Apple's iPhone has remained a leading smartphone in the tech industry in terms of both its hardware and software giving premium performance in the photography department too. However, Apple is trying to take this performance even higher with next year's iPhone series carrying "biggest camera jump ever." This expectation comes through Apple analyst John Gruber of Daring Fireball who commented in The Talk Show podcast that Apple is planning to make the biggest camera advancement with the next-generation iPhone coming in 2015.
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While we may say that Apple's iPhone leads the game in smartphone technology, there are still a few devices winning over iPhone specifically when it comes to camera performance. Sony Xperia Z series along with HTC One series being two of such devices. Perhaps Apple is trying to gain the users looking for better iphonography through a dual-lens system to be implemented in the primary camera.
The specific thing I heard is that next years camera might be the biggest camera jump ever. I don’t even know what sense this makes, but I’ve heard that it’s some kind of weird two-lens system where the back camera uses two lenses and it somehow takes it up into DSLR quality imagery.
HTC One M8 also uses similar technique of having two lens employed in the primary camera. The second lens helps the camera to refocus or de-blur images. Sony - Apple's longtime supply partner - has also debuted a new 21-megapixel camera for smartphones with ultra fast autofocus and 4K HDR video capabilities which could very well be the one we might see in iPhone series of 2015. However, Apple is not one to talk about the increasing megapixels which makes us think about the patent that Apple filed with USPTO this year. The filing patented an interchangeable lens system for the iPhone that allowed the attachment of a larger lens to the iPhone body.
Gruber is considered a trusted source when it comes to Apple leaks and inside information and he sources this iPhone camera bit to a "birdie of a birdie." Two camera bits that could be related to Apple; a trusted source talking about iPhone camera development for next year; add in the usual bigger camera developments that Apple offers in the "S" lineup, and we could see photography fans having something real to hope for.