Ming Chi Kuo: Apple may introduce sensor shift image stabilization on iPhone
25.03.2020 0 Comments
Well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo shared his latest forecast regarding the capabilities of the next-generation iPhone. According to him, one of the upcoming smartphone models can get an image stabilization system based on a sensor shift. Thus, image stabilization technology will also be available for the ultra-wide-angle camera module.
According to Kuo, such image stabilization technology may appear in the new 6.7-inch iPhone. The technology moves the image sensor inside the camera to compensate for hand shake. Image stabilization is currently only available on standard wide-angle and telephoto lenses. For these cameras, Apple uses optical image stabilization, which uses lens movement (rather than sensor movement) to compensate for jitter. It is not yet clear whether all three cameras will be switched to stabilization based on the sensor bias or some of them will continue to use optical image stabilization.
Kuo also talks about the likely innovations that may appear in the next few generations of the iPhone. According to him, in 2021 image stabilization with a shift of the sensor will appear in two or three iPhone models. Then, in 2022, at least one version of the iPhone can be equipped with a periscope lens with 5-10x optical zoom. Current Apple smartphones have a 2x maximum optical zoom, while a digital zoom is limited to 10x.
Source: The Verge