Apple may include improved image stabilization
According to a new research note from tech analyst Ming Chi Koi, sensor shift image stabilization could be introduced in the next model of the iPhone, which is likely to stabilize the ultra-wide camera.
According to Kov’s note, the image stabilization tech could come with a new 6.7-inch iPhone. This technology rotates the image sensor inside the camera to offset the handshake. Currently, image stabilization is only available on wide and telephoto lenses. For these cameras, Apple uses Apple optical image stabilization, which uses lens motion (instead of sensor motion) to offset the shake. It is unclear whether these three camera sensors will move to shift stability or some will continue to use optical image stabilization.
Kuvo also notes what might happen for the next few iPhones. He said that sensor shift image stabilization will roll out on two or three iPhone models in 2021. Then in 2022, Kou says at least one iPhone variant can include a periscope lens 5x to 10x optical zoom, which we’ve seen on other phones like the Huawei P30 Pro and Samsung S20 Ultra. The current iPhone models have 2x maximum optical zoom, while digital zoom is 10x. A high optical zoom can preserve the quality of an image when zooming in with a mirror.