Dual camera API, potential new features

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Xprmntr, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. Xprmntr macrumors member

    Xprmntr

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    #1
    I was wondering if developers would have the ability to use the dual cameras in the 7+ to achieve other uses like switching the focus of a picture after it's taken and capturing 3D images etc.
     
  2. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

    M. Gustave

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    Yeah, I was disappointed with the simplistic use of the dual lenses. I really thought it would be something like two normal lenses (50mm equivalent), one focuses on your subject, the other focuses about 5 ft before the subject. Then in the processing chip the two photos are merged: the blurry defocused shot is used for the background, the sharp shot for the subject.

    Maybe other tricks are coming.
     
  3. Analog Kid macrumors 601

    Analog Kid

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    Apple bought LinX some time ago, and they specialized in multi-aperture imaging. The old LinX presentations gave some ideas of what was possible-- I'm guessing they'll roll out more capability over time...
     

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