Apple Looking To Improve Autofocus And OIS For New IPhone

By 03:22 Sun, 18 Jul 2021 Comments

A recent patent filed on behalf of Apple has made its way to the US Patents website, which details the development of a recent capturing camera stabilization mechanism. The "VCM OIS actuator module" is not only poised to reduce image blurriness, but will also allegedly improve autofocus speed.

Through the utilize of voice coil motor (VCM) actuators that go the capturing camera in directions that go the lens in orthogonal directions related to the optical axis, the recent VCM OIS system is designed to compensate for hand movement when taking a photo or video. Better yet, the design also has the lens and image sensor attached to one another as one rigid body, which should result in substantially simplified capturing camera manufacturing process.

Heretofore Apple has yet to join the arms race that has been capturing camera megapixels, relying instead on pixel size to create its 8MP shooter stand up against the 13MP (and higher) sensors found on most competing flagships. While initially this was enough, our recent six-way cameraphone shootout saw it descend behind in image fidelity of its higher-resolution rivals.

Hopefully, the recent mechanical OIS tech will assist it create up for lost ground and we'll see a better capturing camera than ever with the next iPhone - whenever that is.




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