LG Innotek, one of the popular components and materials manufacturers, has announced that it has created ‘Optical Telephoto Zoom Camera Module’. This integrates telescopic camera function to capture in the high-magnification of 4~9 times section without image quality degradation even when zooming from long distance.
The existing ‘fixed zoom module’ enables optical zoom camera filming only in the specific magnification, and digital zoom is applied to other magnification sections.
LG Innotek says that developed the zoom actuator, component for moving the lens to change the focal distance or to set to the clean focus, to offer a clear and clean image quality in all sections between the 4~9 times magnification. It also has OIS (Optical Image Stabilizer) that reduces the blur phenomenon from shaking, and increases the definition.
Since this has less modules, this will result in providing more space inside smartphones and in enhancing the battery efficiency, says the company. This also reduces the module thickness, so the camera bump is removed.
Regarding this, LG Innotek said:
In the general optical zoom module, the focal distance is longer in the higher magnification to result in thicker module, and to solve this problem, LG Innotek newly innovated the lens design and module structure.
Partnership with Qualcomm to optimize software for Optical Continuous Zoom
LG Innotek said that it is working with Qualcomm to optimize software for optical continuous zoom that will be applied to the new premium Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform.
This will enhance the image tuning custom for the optics, which includes Auto-Focus, Auto-Exposure, Auto-White Balance, lens shading correction and much more, said the company.
LG Innotek will showcase the new camera module at the CES 2023 next month. LG Innotek and Qualcomm Technologies plan to speed up joint promotions for global smartphone manufacturers. We can expect the optical camera module in smartphones soon.