Unlike in the movies or TV shows, zooming in on a photo does not magically enhance its sharpness. If anything, zooming into a photo usually means more grainy and pixelated images. However companies like Oppo have decided to improve on camera zoom and at MWC 2019, the company detailed its upcoming smartphone camera with a 10x lossless zoom.
The company had previously teased its lossless zoom camera, but at MWC, the company dived into some of the details about the component. This will be a triple camera module where it will feature a 48MP main camera, followed by a 120-degree ultra-wide camera, and a periscopic telephoto camera. With a range of 16mm to 160mm, this effectively gives the camera a 10x zoom.
The camera will also feature OIS which means that it should reduce the amount of shake the user encounters when zooming in. It also boasts a stabilization accuracy of up to 0.001445 degrees which is an improvement over the company’s 5x zoom, all the while keeping the module at a thickness of 6.76mm (meaning that it shouldn’t affect the phone’s overall thickness too greatly).
It is unclear when the 10x zoom camera module will be launched, but the company is aiming for a Q2 2019 launch so we’ll just have to wait and see what other features the phone will be packing besides 10x zoom.