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.


OPPO’s 10X Optical Zoom: How It Works Editor's Pick

10X zoom would allow you to capture vivid moments when it is impossible to get closer to the subject, whether it is wildlife, a concert or some other public event.


The Uber-G Camera Benchmark Editor's Pick

A modern Camera Benchmark for real-world situations, with clear and understandable sub-scores so users can evaluate how a camera can serve their personal usage model.


The Uber-G Camera HW Score

An overview of what the Uber-G Camera HW Score (Hardware) is and how it can be used as a proxy for mobile camera performance.


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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 Editor'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 Editor'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.