iPhone X Whats the purpose of the third camera in the upcoming iPhone 11?

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  1. Benz63amg macrumors 68030

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    If the leaks of the triple lens camera end up being true, What is the third camera even going to be and what is it going to be used for? the iPhone X, XS and XS Max and the 8 Plus as well as the 7 Plus have two camera lenses and it is clear what the 2 lenses are used for (One is a standard lens and the second is a telephoto lens that helps with zoom etc) but what is the point of a third lens?
     
  2. Benz63amg thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Isn’t the main lens on the current iPhone XS a wide angle camera?
     
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    Yes, however maybe even wider for the third.
     
  5. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    Ultra wide angle and after having it on the S10 it’s a great feature to have...
     
  6. Benz63amg thread starter macrumors 68030

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    What do you do it with it though? Is it like a fish-eye lens on the Ring Video door bell cameras?
     
  7. noobinator macrumors 603

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    It won't be fisheye just a wider Angle with which you can capture more of the scene around you. Good for a variety of situations in photography, with landscapes being a big one.
     
  8. Benz63amg thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Can’t you just use panorama mode to capture a wide landscape shot..
     
  9. noobinator macrumors 603

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    Yes but it’s stitched together and not nearly as fast as pressing the shutter once.
     
  10. pika2000 macrumors 601

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    Using panorama mode is more like a workaround. Plus it’s a separate mode. Having an ultra wide angle lens allows one to use the main camera mode and simply point and shoot,

    Whether the ultra wide is useful or not, that’s a different story. I do feel the regular “wide” lens on the iPhone often times feels a bit too tight, especially for indoor and group shots.
     
  11. Jimmy James macrumors 601

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    Not a fish eye. But the regular lens already has so much barrel distortion it’s not so far off.
     
  12. Benz63amg thread starter macrumors 68030

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    What do you mean Barrell distortion?
     
  13. fred98tj macrumors 6502

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    Your best bet is to google “lens barrel distortion” and “lens pincushion distortion”.
     
  14. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I’m also assuming for some type of A.R. capability, for rendering Or enhancements.
     
  15. fred98tj macrumors 6502

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    Generally, on cell phones, the “super wide angle” lens display a lot of distortion. Very noticeable on pics with buildings etc. in them. Buildings, especially at the edges of the photos, are curved and not straight. :p.
    Relatively inexpensive and uncorrected lenses in these cell phone cameras.
    They’re basically designed for what I call “digi snaps”. That’s how the vast majority of people use their cell phone cameras.
     

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