"Depth Effect" on 4.7 inch iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ocanalix, Sep 11, 2016.

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'Portrait Mode' on 4.7 inch iPhone?

  1. Most likely on the 2017 iPhone.

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  2. Not for a few years.

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  3. Not until it features a dual lens.

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  1. ocanalix, Sep 11, 2016
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    ocanalix macrumors member

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    Do you think 'Portrait Mode' or "depth effect" will ever feature on the regular iPhone? Similar to how OIS eventually made its way to the 4.7 inch phone.
    If so, do you think Apple will develop a way to generate a 'depth-map' with a single lens, or will all models simply adopt 2 camera systems?

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  2. KrisLord macrumors 65816

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    I think it's very difficult to do with a single lens. If you consider a standard iPhone photo, the majority of the image is in reasonable focus due to the small focal length and small sensor. The phone would need to determine what was foreground, middle and background and then apply the blurred background.

    The only hope of doing it with a single lens is creating one with a variable aperture perhaps.
     
  3. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Apple likes giving more incentives to "justify" the $100 price hike for the plus models. Now that the 4.7" models have OIS, pple needs more reason to make the plus "special."

    Furthermore, I would imagine that the software is specifically written to be used with the dual cameras.

    I just don't see it coming to the smaller models any time soon.
     
  4. zone23 macrumors 68000

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    You don't feel that a bigger screen justifies a higher price tag? Most of us buy them because we like the bigger screen not because we think its "special".
     
  5. bchreng macrumors 65816

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    It sucks for those who prefer smaller screens but still would like to have dual lens camera.
     
  6. zone23 macrumors 68000

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    I completely understand that its just the other person makes it should like apple is ripping people off for charging an extra 100 for a bigger phone that comes with a few extra features "special". Its almost like he saying they should have put the iPhone 7 battery in the plus, but yeah I'm with you. Problem with the 7 is you need to get as much battery in there as possible.
     
  7. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    I don't know that I do or don't. Doesn't really matter to me, as I have no interest in a phone of that size. Just giving my thoughts on what Apple could be thinking.

    Other than real estate, can't think of any other reason why Apple would put more features in the plus, but they have for all 3 gernerations thus far.
     
  8. bchreng macrumors 65816

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    Ah I see. My mistake. Sometimes I wish they would make the 7 thicker to make a little more space for a larger battery and maybe to reduce the size of the camera bump a bit.
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    Seems near impossible. I think 2 cameras are needed for depth perception.
     
  9. Nozuka macrumors 68020

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    I think the 4.7'' will get it with the next redesign. If they make a 7s with the same design, i doubt they'll add it.
     

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