Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin
Why is the dual camera a thing? My old HTC M8 had a dual camera
Originally Posted by the shah
Isn't this two lenses you can switch between, a 28mm and 56mm short tele? That's the impression i got.
To me the really cool thing about the two lens setup isn't necessarily the two lenses themselves, but the fact that the processor can use the discrepancy between the two lenses to allow for some focal point and depth of field adjustment after the shot. We'll see how it's implemented and of course the sensors are still really tiny, but there is potential to do really amazing stuff.
Here's an article from about a year ago about a cell phone sized camera with 16 lenses:
I thought this passage was particularly interesting:
"Even as Light is preparing to release the L16 next year, it has also reached a licensing deal with Foxconn—which is making the camera—that allows the Chinese manufacturing giant to build a scaled-down version of Light’s technology into smartphones.
According to Grannan, Foxconn will have the right to incorporate multiple lenses with a focal length of up to 100 mm into its partners’ phones. Light doesn’t have any control over who those partners are, and won’t necessarily have advance notice about such partnerships, but one of Foxconn’s major smartphone partners is Apple.
Grannan said he expects Foxconn to begin shipping Light’s technology in phones by the end of next year
. Light will be able to certify that such integrations meet its standards, and will receive a royalty on each phone sold."