Dual-camera was recently featured in LG G5 and Huawei P9 smartphones. Apple now felt the need of including dual camera feature in its iPhone and added two 12 MP cameras on iPhone 7 Plus. Apple said that the new iPhone 7 Plus’s dual camera setup can create DSLR-like images.
LG and Huawei both claimed their dual camera setup as the best ever made. Apple explained it’s dual camera setup more than others and also mentioned that why Apple do that in iPhones. Let’s talk about them one by one:
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone is already on the top of every smartphone list; performance, design, operating system and camera. This time, Apple did something new with the iPhone 7 Plus camera. Apple iPhone 7 Plus packs two 12 MP cameras at the back and quad LED true tone flash. iPhone 7 Plus features two 12 MP camera at the back; a 28 mm wide-angle lens and a 56 mm telephoto lens. If you think Apple blindly followed others and just crammed another camera at the back?
iPhone 7 Plus camera is capable of 2X optical zoom, just open the camera and swipe to zoom. Lots of other smartphones also A lens can only perform better if paired with a better processor. Apple created an image signal processor for both iPhone 7 and claims that this processor uses machine learning to scan the scene and optimize the camera settings to get the best shot. As Schiller claimed, this image processor performs 100 billion operations in 25 milliseconds which makes it a true supercomputer for photos.
The partial-modularity of LG G5 almost took away the focus from the dual camera feature. LG G5’s also featured a dual camera, a 16 MP shooter with an 8 MP wide lens camera. This setup lets you capture high-resolution pictures with 16:9 ratio for wider pictures and it’s perfect for landscapes.
LG G5 camera app lets you choose from some extraordinary shots like fisheye, black and white, vignette and lens blur. The secondary 8 MP shooter with wide lens lets you shoot wide images but it’s only 8 MP so the result might not be as impressive as it should be.
Huawei P9 also amazed us with its dual lens Leica camera setup and Huawei claimed about the camera that it can capture DSLR-like pictures. The camera specs of Huawei P9 are the two 12 MP Sony IMX286 sensor with dual LED flash and laser autofocus. Huawei P9 dual camera is the first smartphone camera in the world to capture the “Bokeh Effect”, according to Huawei.
The dual camera in Huawei P9 works differently from iPhone 7 Plus and LG G5. One of the sensors captures black and white image and other captures the color image. Phone processes the image and create another image using both images as a result. The black and white sensor absorbs 300% more light than regular smartphone cameras, thus creates much brighter images.
When first dual camera setup released and claimed that it’s better than single camera smartphones, no one believed them. But now Apple has done it and everyone including me should believe that dual camera setup is better than single lens setup.