“Apple’s iPhone 7 is [rumored] to introduce a dual lens camera system,” jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple. “The advantage of such a camera provides photographers with a new level of editing depth not available in traditional cameras. A 3D mapped photo can be re-edited to change the focus of a photo or to be able to measure the distance between two objects in a photo with deadly accuracy.”
“Apple’s newly granted patent covers their invention relating to imaging systems, and specifically to imaging systems using reference images for three-dimensional mapping,” Purcher reports. “Apple’s granted patent notes that ‘System #100 comprises an image sensor, also termed external camera, which is separate from [the] device. The external camera is typically of a significantly higher quality than the device camera. Thus, the two cameras typically have at least one different optical characteristic, such as different fields of view, different resolutions, different signal to noise ratios, or different dynamic ranges. The external camera is used for generating the reference image.'”
Read more and see Apple’s patent application illustrations, in the full article here.
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