Microsoft provides a closer look at the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4’s cameras


When it comes to phones, Microsoft often packs some interesting camera features. The company recently provided a closer look at the upcoming Lumia 950 and 950 XL’s cameras, and today, we got a closer at the new cameras on the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book.

Here’s what Microsoft has to say about the new cameras on the Surface Book and Pro 4:

  • “All three cameras are designed by the Surface imaging team to integrate with the industrial and mechanical designs of the Surface devices and offer the best possible image quality by way of the sensors selected, custom lenses and close collaboration with the Intel imaging team.”
  • “The technology behind the Windows Hello security feature–including a Microsoft-designed infrared camera with designated infrared light source—ensures that your device will correctly identify you. In addition, the front-facing camera has a 15-percent wider field of view—80 degrees—compared with the Surface Pro 3’s 70-degree field of view.”
  • “But apart from capable camera system design, what really ramps up the imaging capabilities of the Surface devices are their image-processing technologies, the image-signal processor integrated on the Intel Skylake chip, and the tuning of the image-signal processor to produce the most pleasing images from raw images.”
  • “Pair this imaging hardware and software with the large PixelSense™ displays of the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book, and you have a camera that’s as adept at capturing notes scribbled on a conference-room whiteboard as capturing close-ups of flowers in bloom or impromptu family shots. Tip: Remember to wipe the camera cover clean of fingerprints to get great images!”

The company has also posted some pictures taken with the Surface Book and Pro 4, which you can see here.


The photos do look pretty nice – however, at the end of the day, I don’t think a lot of users will be taking pictures with their laptop, or even their tablet.

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