iPhone with triple-lens rear camera said to debut in 2019

“At least one new iPhone with a triple-lens rear camera led by a 12-megapixel lens will be introduced in 2019, according to Taiwan’s Economic Daily News,” Joe Rossignol reports for MacRumors.

“The report claims the camera will have a 6P lens design with 5x zoom, but it doesn’t specify whether that pertains to optical, digital, or hybrid zoom,” Rossignol reports. “The dual-lens iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X have up to 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom.”

“All in all, this rumor sets the stage for a third-generation iPhone X with an even better camera, and possibly 3x optical zoom, later next year,” Rossignol reports. “As far as this year is concerned, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo doesn’t expect many changes to the iPhone X’s current dual-lens rear camera system.”

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  1. Cropping and expanding a digital image on a camera is not *real* zoom in my opinion. it is more like holding up a magnifying glass in front of a photo. Sure, part of it looks bigger. Big deal. You can do that type of thing anywhere, anytime after taking a picture.

    Optical zoom is the only real zoom. Optical zoom focuses the available detector pixels on a smaller field of view.

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