Apple has improved its camera performance with each new iPhone release . This suggests that Apple may be working on a more advanced 3D camera for its next generation iPhone 5 which will have Three Dimensional Image Capturing Technology . According to a claim from PatentlyApple.com , the new mobile camera which is under development will use depth-detection sensors such as LIDAR (light detection and ranging), RADAR and Laser to create stereo disparity maps in creating 3D imagery . Unlike present generation iPhone camera’s it will use advanced chrominance and luminance sensors for superior color accuracy .
3D Camera Features at a Glance :
- Facial Recognition
- Facial Gesturing Recognition . Facial gestures may include smiling, grimacing, frowning, winking and so on
- Better colour accuracy using chrominance and luminance sensors
- Laser based 3D image capturing
- Separate Image Processing unit
Proposed design of new camera unit (via patentlyapple.com) :
If iPhone 3D camera comes to reality , it wouldn’t be the first 3D phone to hit the market. HTC’s Evo already broke the 3D Phone barrier . Stay tuned as we bring you the latest technological advancements made by Apple’s reasearch and development Team . Get periodic emails in your inbox by entering your mail address below .
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