Why did many people thought Optical image stabilization and optical zoom was impossible for iPhone ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DBZmusicboy01, Nov 1, 2016.


Surprised when both were announced ?

  1. YES

  2. No....

  1. DBZmusicboy01 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2011
    99 percent thought it was a big joke to have such features. Same with the finger print reader ??
  2. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

    Jun 24, 2010
    Thats how forums are. Right now 75% say OLED is dumb blah blah. Same people will praise it this time next year.
  3. laudern macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2011
    Kind of a silly question. Everything is impossible until it is not. It is impossible for our phones to be holographic bendable wristwatches, until it's not.
  4. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    People thought fingerprint readers were bad because until Touch ID, they WERE bad. It sucked ass on the Atrix, and it really wasn't until last year that it was actually any decent on Android either.

    When did people think it was a joke to have OIS on iPhones?? The 6+ and 6s+ were praised for having it, and people had been wanting OIS for a while.
  5. aKansasKid macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2015
    Perhaps I misunderstood Apple's iPhone 7+ announcement, but I don't think it has optical zoom. That would be a lens capable of varying focal lengths. Pretty sure the 7+ just has two lenses, each of fixed focal length, one longer than the other.
  6. Jimmy James macrumors 601

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Yep, there is no zoom.

    OIS has been in phones for a while.
  8. itsray macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2016
    there isn't zoom. its 2 lenses with different focal lengths on the plus.
  9. err404 macrumors 68020

    Mar 4, 2007
    It all comes down to the amount of space allocated to the camera. OIS is great. It has been around for years and nobody was surprised that it was included on the 7. But OIS also takes up space. This means a smaller sensor, which partially defeats the point of OIS.
    As for zoom, they didn't add a zooming lens, they just added a second fixed zoom camera (that also suffers from a small sensor). I don't expect a true optical zoom iPhone in the near future. The required lens is just too big.
    Personally I wonder if the camera system would have been better with a single camera system taking the space that was allocated to the two cameras on the back of the 7.
  10. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    "99 percent"? Based on what?

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