Hi all, Let's talk about that other special camera on the 8.3 - the ultra-wide camera.
Let's talk about that other special camera on the 8.3 - the ultra-wide camera. At first I was amazed by its specs, but then later I learnt that this is because the launch video was a bit misleading about this... tut tut, naughty @juho 🤨
I heard 12MP 2.8um pixels, both of which are true but not together. The camera normally has 1.4um pixels and can use pixel-binning or some other sort of oversampling to reduce to 3MP camera with 2.8um pixels. A 3MP camera? Hardly anything to get excited about really.
The only glimmer of hope is that this isn't the standard quad-bayer pixel arrangement but is actually using a PureView style oversampling algorithm to go from 12MP to 3MP. We can hope 🤞
Actually one interesting thing about this ultra-wide camera is that the sensor is 16:9 ratio, which is unusual, but I suppose makes sense for a dedicated wide angle camera.
"Advanced" video EIS is mentioned on the datasheet, I wonder what is advanced about it? I'd rather have OIS, any day, because I don't want to lose any of the field of view from the ultra-wide camera I paid for.
ZEISS cinema capture and editor is interesting, I wonder what we will be able to do with that software. Maybe the capture is where the advanced EIS comes in. I'd quite like to have an easy to use video editor on my smartphone, I'm sure there are many available already but the processing takes ages on my x64 multicore desktop so I imagine it would take all day on a smartphone!