Falcon Camera

The World's Slimmest Zoom Dual Camera

Smartphone industrial designs are continuously evolving in accordance with varying consumer trends, while one form factor is steadily shrinking – The thickness of the device. At the same time, the introduction of more advanced camera designs for smartphones sets certain limitations on the potential to minimize their thickness, resulting in camera bumps as witnessed in some models.

More specifically, zoom cameras that use a telephoto lens are prone to increased Z-height due to their long focal length.
Therefore, creating a thin zoom camera for smartphones, below 6mm height, becomes a key challenge for the mobile industry.

To overcome this challenge, Corephotonics has introduced Falcon. Falcon is the world’s thinnest zoom dual camera.
It offers a spectacular optical zoom experience which is made possible by the design of a fast Tele lens to capture stunning images in all light conditions.

The Falcon camera consists of a Wide camera module and a Tele camera module, which uses folded optics. The Tele camera is designed such that light enters through a prism, which folds the light and steers it to travel through a lens barrel before reaching a vertically placed image sensor.

Positioned alongside a wide angle camera module and equipped with a closed-loop auto focus actuator, Falcon’s long focal length and fast Tele lens offer true optical zoom experience and stunning macro images with a shallow depth of field. This is truly a new standard in mobile photography, offering image quality and low-light performance that have not been seen in a mobile device, while making the camera even slimmer than before.

The Falcon camera can be combined with the following Corephotonics dual camera software solutions:

  • Optical zoom library, allowing the end user to experience continuous optical zoom functionality.
  • Video zoom library, enabling smooth transition between the two cameras during preview and video modes.
  • Depth and Bokeh library, digitally mimicking optical Bokeh effects normally found in DSLR cameras by creating a depth map and selectively blurring parts of the scene.