Optical zooming is the holy grail of mobile photography. It is the number one feature that is desired by consumers, and is the main reason some people still carry around bulky cameras with large lenses. Indeed, to be able to get closer to your object and to frame your scene exactly as you like it, without compromising on quality and detail, is priceless for any photographer.
Our Hummingbird camera brings optical zoom to mobile photography. Elegantly designed, it provides a smooth, intuitive continuous zooming experience in both video and snapshot. It renders crisp photos and videos, rich in texture and detail, even under challenging lighting conditions. And it does so without relying on delicate mechanical lens assembly solutions that are prone to break when the phone is dropped.
The solution comprises two apertures: one with a Wide field of view lens (as is typically used in mobile devices) and the other with a Telephoto lens having narrow field of view. The two apertures in the Hummingbird camera include two fixed focal length lenses representing two fixed zoom values – 1x and typically 2x.