The cameras in Smartphones have steadily evolved over the years. Gone are the days when users would be satisfied with a 1-2MP rear camera and a VGA camera (equivalent to 0.3 Megapixel) in the front. Some of the new smartphones in the market have cameras that could easily replace the high-end point-and-shoots in many ways. In vogue are the dual-lens camera phones, one of the latest trends in the ongoing evolution. So, what’s the hype?
The primary restrictions when designing a smartphone is to keep the weight and thickness to a minimal. Arming the phone with a dual-lens camera is one of the novel ways of improving the quality of the images within those limitations. Here are some of the amazing facts that you would love to know about a dual-camera smartphone, especially if you’re looking to buy one.
Fact 1: Dual Cameras have been designed to simulate our binocular vision
Try focusing on an object at a distance with one of your eyes shut. And while doing so, open the other eye. You’ll notice that your field of view suddenly increases. This is what a dual camera does. It helps to maximize both the focus and zoom and the result is an image with much better details and realistic colors. In this way, you can click pictures at wider angles while improving the quality and precision.
Fact 2: Smartphones with ‘Front’ Dual-Camera are also available
If you thought that smartphones only came with rear dual-cameras, then you’d be surprised that a couple of them even have them in the front. Recently, a well-known brand launched a model with 20MP + 8MP front cameras. It also has a dedicated ‘Bokeh’ mode that allows the aperture to be adjusted as per the user’s preference, allowing them to capture the better depth-of-field effect.
Note: The Bokeh is photography technique that compels the viewers to focus their attention on a particular area of the image, usually the primary subject.
Fact 3: The arrangement of the cameras does not make any difference
Some of the smartphones have the two cameras in the dual-camera setup arranged side by side. Others have one above the other. However, the arrangement does not make any difference. It’s because, let’s say you have a phone with the two cameras placed horizontally, i.e., side-by-side., when clicking an image in the landscape mode. Now when you rotate your phone to click a photo in portrait mode, the arrangement of the cameras turns vertical, yet the quality of the image does not change.
The dual-camera phones are a prime example of the proverb that two is always better than one. With two cameras, it simply means you have two sensors and two lenses, which essentially increases the quality of the visuals by two-folds.