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LG patent phone with 16 lenses

14 hours ago, RejZoR said:

Remember that time Sony had a camera and they slammed a phone on it and everyone called it ridiculous? How is this any different?

 

I really don't get the point of having 2 cameras on a phone. One normal and one wide angle. And that's it. I've had Huawei Ascend P7 and it made amazing photos. Now I'm on Xiaomi Mi5 and it's making great photos. Both single camera. Currently it's literally a dick measuring contest and nothing else...

 

13 hours ago, Commodus said:

I do think some of these multi-camera systems are getting a bit ridiculous, but two rear cameras?  That's actually quite useful.  I find myself using the telephoto lens on the iPhone XS all the time, because it allows me to compose shots that would be impractical on a typical phone camera.  It's certainly a luxury, but it's a genuinely useful luxury.

 

I use the Telephoto on my XS, but only for 2x optical zoom. Couldn't care less about bokeh, and I wish the Optical zoom would be prioritized over other things, since everyone is going to zoom their camera but I suspect only a fraction will use bokeh. If Optical Zoom could somehow be improved to say, 5x, then that would probably be one of the biggest advancements in smartphone design in the past 3 years. Imagine the marketing material comparing digital vs optically zoomed images at 5x, it wouldn't even be a contest. That being said I'm not an Optical expert and doubt something like 5x is physically feasible but I can dream.

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Honestly.....I don't get it.

 

I love innovation as much as everyone else, but I'm still struggling to find an actual real-world use case for a phone which has 16 individual camera modules.

 

The source claims it'll be used to gather different scenes alongside features like object deletion, but those are oddly specific, and something that I don't think will be all that commonly used by many people aside from yours truly.

 

Personally, the camera setup on the LG V40 and Huawei Mate20 Pro are about as versatile as can be for general purpose phone photography (a main module that delivers good IQ across the board, with a secondary wide-angle/zoom module for certain situations. Not as good as the main camera but the added flexibility is seriously handy). I just can't see why 16 lenses are necessary, especially since LG's camera software processing is known to be kind of subpar.

 

I'd probably put more weight into improving the core photography results and experience.

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4 hours ago, D13H4RD said:

I'm still struggling to find an actual real-world use case for a phone which has 16 individual camera modules

I still have to find a use case for a camera module on a phone.

3 years and I have yet to open the camera app of my V10.

 

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6 hours ago, CommandMan7 said:

 

 

I use the Telephoto on my XS, but only for 2x optical zoom. Couldn't care less about bokeh, and I wish the Optical zoom would be prioritized over other things, since everyone is going to zoom their camera but I suspect only a fraction will use bokeh. If Optical Zoom could somehow be improved to say, 5x, then that would probably be one of the biggest advancements in smartphone design in the past 3 years. Imagine the marketing material comparing digital vs optically zoomed images at 5x, it wouldn't even be a contest. That being said I'm not an Optical expert and doubt something like 5x is physically feasible but I can dream.

I have no clue where "more than" was lost in this part... "I really don't get the point of having more than 2 cameras on a phone." Because that's what I wanted to say as I also continued with why you'd only really need 2 cameras, but for some reason didn't.

 

As for the zoom, we already have massive optical sensors that can snap photos at ridiculous resolutions, why not just use digital lossless zoom used on Lumia phones? Basically, you crop a super resolution image and you get a zoom. Pairing that with 3x optical that is not anything super exotic and you can get high zoom levels without any loss of image quality.

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LG can claim, they're the first to have a smart phone with bug eye lens.

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