What Is a ToF Camera?
A Time of Flight Camera, also known as ToF Camera or ToF Sensor, is a depth sensor which works by sending a pulse of infra-red light into the scene to measure the distance to every pixel within range. It relies on how much time it takes IR light to be reflected back to the camera. Using the constant speed of light, the distance can be calculated with simple math.
Quad-Bayer Camera Sensors For Better Photos
The Quad-Bayer pixel structure is a specific sensor pixel layout that allows for three distinct modes: two-exposures HDR, quad-binning and normal. It has been introduced in phones such as the Huawei P20 Pro and has recently made more noise with the introduction of new handsets such as the Honor View 20 as the OEMs publicize this advanced feature in their communications.
Heavy Photo Filtering Destroys Data. Forever
Heavy Photo Filtering Destroys Data. ForeverEditor's Pick
Some smartphones use intense in-camera automatic image filtering, well beyond what is necessary to capture the scene’s color and details. The real issue with aggressive filtering is that it can irremediably destroy data on the only copy of the photo you’ll ever have.
Night Photography: Brighter Is Not Always Better
Night Photography: Brighter Is Not Always BetterEditor's Pick
Excellent low-light photography is the most sought-after quality in a smartphone camera. For many users, it has become a proxy for “how good” a camera really is, and therefore a proxy of its (monetary) value.