Would not you mock after hearing that someone wants to use a high-end camera for daily life memory capturing? I think you would. Because nowadays everyone finds high-quality smartphone cameras so convenient that they buy mobile phones for nothing but the camera. As it is perfect for communicating and most other activities that a human being wants to do every day using a device. Besides these, the thick layer of a camera on the backside of the phone slightly ruins the stunning look of a smartphone. So, tiny cameras are perfect for reducing the weight of the phone and enhancing the sleek design.
There is another problem with embedded cameras. The problem is-while zooming in and out of the camera for clicking a photo it turns into a blurry one. So it is a matter of dissatisfaction for smartphone users. In order to solve this problem, Scope Photonics is trying to use the technology of Liquid-Crystal Display(LCD). Chief executive Holden Beggs and his team have ensured that through this advanced technology, users will be able to enjoy sharp photos even if they pinch in to zoom. The quality of the photos will remain exactly splendid as the preview. Instead of using a series of lenses, this particular system can zoom in and out with only one lens.
Basically, Scope Photonics is prototyping that lens on medical devices initially. Almost after 3 years, they will be able to install it in smartphone cameras. It can zoom in 10 times better than a normal camera. Plastic and glass make the phone very bulky. So, a research group in Utah has developed a lens that will be a hundred times lighter and a thousand times thinner than the camera of a famous high-end brand.
Typical handset cameras need additional lenses to focus and correct the red and blue areas of a photo. But with this newly invented lens, no one will need that. It will be more than enough to fix these issues of photos and make the process easy of getting a flawless memorable moment. As the weight of the lens will be minimal, it will be so delicate that the defense department can easily use it in their secret missions. No need to say that it can be easily placed into satellites and drones as well.
Though it will take (3-5) years for us to get this microscopic lens in smartphones, the US Department of Defense is already testing it in their projects. So, the day is not very far when Tom Ang (Auckland-based professional photographer) will be throwing off high-end DSLR cameras and start to rely on modernized smartphone cameras.
Sayma Akter Santa
Intern, Content Writing Department
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