The future of the iPhone camera: 5x zoom, AI-powered, amazing in low light
The history of smartphone photography is a never-ending chase after features of full-sized cameras while keeping the actual camera modules slim enough to fit a thin phone case. Impossibly and amazingly, the smartphone is winning this battle. A modern smartphone still can’t replace a professional-grade DSLR at a sporting event, but it can take one hell of a good photo, especially in the daytime.
Megapixel counts seemed to have peaked, and manufacturers have mostly settled for modules ranging from 12 to 20 megapixels. But how do you tackle the physical constraints of the tiny lenses that go into smartphone camera modules?