OPPO has announced its next generation periscope camera technology, an update to the current version which has been used in the brand smartphone models starting from last year’s Reno 10x Zoom. The company revealed that the new tech will feature improved zooming capabilities, autofocus and optical image stabilisation.
According to an official release by OPPO, the periscope module features a 7-element lens which is capable of adjusting its focal length from 85mm to 135mm, with aperture starting at f/3.3 and maxes out at f/4.4 at maximum zoom. Onboard the module is a new 16-bit high-precision driver IC that moves two groups of lenses to achieve optical image stabilisation for zooming and autofocus.
Besides that, OPPO has worked on an improved sensor, and image processing algorithms on this new technology as well. Ensuring the highest image quality, the periscope model supports a 32MP resolution sensor with a Quad Bayer filter, and it is also able a length of up to 280mm hybrid zoom via image stacking.
OPPO has not revealed if the technology will be included in an upcoming smartphone from the brand at this time. Given that they had recently announced this, it’s quite likely that we’ll soon see its debut on an upcoming handset in months to come. Perhaps we’ll see an actual successor to the OPPO Reno 10x Zoom, or even a newer Find series down the line sporting this new periscope camera.
(Source: OPPO newsroom | Header image: OPPO Reno 10x Zoom)