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- An analyst has revealed more clear details regarding Apple’s upcoming Periscope camera.
- The iPhone maker is said to be using a 12MP 5x or 6x periscope shooter.
- It is believed that the new camera will debut in 2023.
We heard rumors over a year ago that Apple was working on bringing Periscope cameras to its iPhone lineup, with suggestions that the technology could hit the iPhone 15 series in 2023. Now, a trusted source has shed more light on the expected hardware.
Veteran Apple observer and TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo published post on AverageLooking at Apple’s camera supply chain for future iPhones. The analyst also added that the periscope camera will be coming specifically to the Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max, iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max models.
So what will this camera be capable of? Well, Kuo confirms that Apple will adopt a 12MP (1/3″, f/2.8, Sensor Shift Stabilizer) camera with 5x or 6x optical zoom. In other words, it will not offer the same level of original zoom as the Galaxy S22 Ultra 10MP 10x periscope camera.
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However, phones like the Pixel 6 Pro have combined a 48MP periscope camera with hybrid zoom technologies to deliver usable results up to 10x or 20x. The Galaxy S22 Ultra even uses Hybrid Zoom to deliver decent 20x or 30x photos. So it makes sense for Apple to take this hybrid approach to photos that go beyond 5x or 6x.
This will be a long-awaited addition to the iPhone series, although Periscope cameras debuted on the Huawei P30 Pro and Oppo Reno 10x Zoom Edition in 2019.