Apple Develops Novel Advanced Optical Stabilization System for iPhone

by | Apr 18, 2024 | PetaPixel

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Cross-posted from [by David Schloss]

Thanks to improvements in sensor design, iPhone and Android smartphones are gaining traction with enthusiast and professional creators. However, one area that has lagged behind developments in imaging sensors is image stabilization. In a significant development, a recent patent granted to Apple hints at a potential game-changer in this field.

Advances in sensor resolution, color rendition, and workflow allow phones to be used in social media content creation, commercials, and even television and cinema production. However, even the best smartphone camera must play catch-up when movement is introduced, highlighting the limitations of optical image stabilization inside relatively tiny smartphone camera modules.

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