Definitely, 2017 is the year of the dual camera setups. From the world-known flagships of Apple and LG, and even to some certain brands like ASUS, Huawei and Oppo down to other Chinese-made known flagships made by Vivo and Xiaomi, and even Cherry Mobile? The dual-camera setup is widely adopted on their latest and probably, upcoming releases. But why in the world our known smartphone vendors are jumping into the bandwagon of dual camera setups?
- First of all, how does a dual-camera setup work?
There are many answers to that. However, we describe smartphone makers’ application of dual-camera setups as “the same concept, but with different philosophies” and this means, they implement the use of dual camera in a different way than the competition. A widely known use of the dual camera setup is wide angle lens. For example, the LG G6 uses its rear dual cameras (one has regular angle, while the other has a wide angle) giving the users the flexibility to switch between two cameras if desired to take a wider or a narrower field of view. The same applies to Oppo’s application of dual camera setup on their F3 and F3 Plus.
Another known use of the dual cam philosophy is zoom. and the best candidate for it is a phone that bears its name, the ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom. On this phone, users are given a choice to choose between a regular/wide lens and another lens that is supposed to be a telephoto or a zoom lens that has either 2X, 4X or 12X optical zoom (without ruining image quality). This enables the users to zoom more and capture something better from a distance. The same principle also applies to Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus dual camera setup.
A little known, but widely anticipated use of the dual camera concept is the one from Vivo. Vivo managed to do a dual-selfie camera that gives the bokeh effect through the use of a second camera. The main camera actually captures the subject and the secondary camera captures and does a little magic on the background by blurring it, giving the desired bokeh effect. Though its actually hard to control (because this feature seems to depend more on the software), it actually satisfies.
Now you know how these dual camera setups work, let’s go back to the main question. WHAT IN THE WORLD IS THEIR REASON ON JUMPING INTO THE BANDWAGON OF DUAL CAMERAS? We’re sure to say that dual camera setups will became the future of smartphone cameras.
Of course, they see it as innovative, and something new that consumers actually pitched boosting smartphone sales because of these selfie and photography fanatics. These smartphone makers give their all in their cameras, however, not into the smartphones themselves leading to compromise and other faults. It’s not bad to jump into the bandwagon of the future of mobile photography it’s actually great, and we’re sure to say that dual camera setups will became the future of smartphone cameras as well.
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