Apple likely to equip iPhone 13 with DSLR-like camera stabilisation

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Apple is looking to being in major changes to this year’s iPhone 13 series, as far as the camera capabilities go. The new iPhone models will be equipped with sensor-shift optical image stabilisation which can bring their camera stabilisation very close to DSLRs. As per a report by DigiTimes, all smartphones part of the iPhone 13 series will have this sensor-shift stabilisation technology.

The tech giant has already added that the sensor-shift stabilisation on the Wide lens of the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Even on its website, Apple has informed that the technology was only available on DSLRs till now.

“This is the first time it’s been adapted for the iPhone. Whether you’re shooting video of your kids as you chase them around the park or holding your iPhone out of the window on a bumpy road, you’ll get more precise stabilisation than ever,” the website reads.

What is sensor-shift optical image stabilisation?

Image stabilisation is essentially an area where smartphone makers have been working for long. Most flagship-level smartphones and it will come with OIS or Optical Image Stabilization. The technology will allow smartphone users to capture steady video shots. Also, it will help users to capture clear and noise-free images. Now, there will always be scope for improvement. 

The major difference with the sensor-shift image stabilisation system or IBIS (In-Body Image Stabilization) is that it will have a floating sensor that will help it to balance movement within the camera. 

If put clearly, the technology stabilises the sensor instead of the lens. This technology has already become popular on the high-end mirrorless camera. This tech was already working only on interchangeable lens cameras until Apple introduced it on the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

The upcoming line-up will also have Direct Time-of-Flight (D-ToF) technology. These sensors would be provided by a US-based company called II-VI. 

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