Today, in the Future Imaging technology conference held by OPPO, the company introduced some innovative technologies. Two of the most interesting image techs was OPPO’s RBVW light trapping sensor and Fixe-Axis Image stabilization.
These imaging technologies is meant to improve the qualities of photos and videos. Hence, we’re referring to them as the future of image tech.
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Oppo’s RGBW Light Trapping Sensor
OPPO’s RGBW adds a white filter to the three colors of red, blue, and green when taking photos. This means, you’ll get four color filters. But why is this important?
The function of the red, blue, and filters in sensor is to filter out part of the light coming in. This way, the sensor reduces the brightness because the light loss is more.
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By adding a while filter, white will not filter the light but makes the cast filter irradiate more light on the CMOS. And this will improve night shots because as the brightness increases, the noise in low-light environments is reduced.
This new technology is quite different from traditional RGBW sensors. When writing the imaging algorithms into the sensor hardware, OPPO’s RGBW light-catching sensor introduces W white pixels into the traditional RGGB pixel arrangement.
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This technique increases the amount of light entering the sensor while reducing noise, making dark-light photos brighter and clearer.
Another interesting thing is that, the RGBW light-harvesting sensor will also work in multiple chip platforms. And because it’s compatible with multiple chip platforms, it consumes less power when processing images and also improves processing efficiency significantly.
OPPO announced that its RGBW light-catching sensor will be officially available for public use in the fourth quarter of this 2021.
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Five-Axis Image Stabilization
The second interesting image tech announced by OPPO at this conference is the industry’s first hardware-level five-axis image stabilization technology. This future image tech is expected to be available commercially in the first quarter of 2022.
Five-axis image stabilization is an important function that is especially useful when shooting videos with your handheld smartphone.
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In simple terms, five-axis image stabilization means that the tech can compensate for the five-axis jitter of up and down swing, left and right swing, horizontal displacement, longitudinal displacement, and rotation jitter.
According to OPPO, the basic function of mobile phone imaging is image stabilization. “We integrate optical image stabilization and displacement image stabilization of the sensor to achieve a five-axis image stabilization experience. And we have to say this is close to that of professional cameras. So users can stably capture every moment of movement.”
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Camera has become key part of a smartphone. More companies are working on bringing new features to camera of their smartphones. Some companies are working on 200MP sensor camera, there is the race to provide the best under-display camera tech etc.
We don’t know who will top this game but OPPO is sure bringing something new to improve future image technology. And this good as more users’ needs their smartphones for photography and videography.