Oppo shows of futuristic periscope camera module with 10x optical zoom

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At their Mobile World Congress press event today Oppo unveiled an amazing new camera module which brings proper optical zoom capability to smartphones without the bulk of a protruding lens.

Best appreciated vertically, the module would use a prism to bend the outside light vertically and direct it down a stack of lenses meaning the depth of the lens system is converted into the vertical height.

The system is supported by a large sensor and very precise optical image stabilization, with an accuracy of up to 0.001445 degrees, necessary when zooming into objects at a distance.

Using all this technology Oppo has managed to keep the camera module to only  6.76mm thick, while still packing in an additional 48-megapixel high-resolution main camera, and a 120-degree ultra-wide camera. The last two cameras share the same auto-focus module.

Oppo presented these two pictures as examples of what the technology can do:

I think our readers will agree this is certainly very impressive.

Oppo said the unnamed smartphone with the advanced camera module will be released in Q2 2019.

Via Engadget, Ice Universe

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