With every new year comes a new groundbreaking technology that shifts the way we think about photography and our lives in general.
Since the advent of three-dimensional technology, developers have been focusing on how to incorporate 3D cameras in our day-to-day lives and what better way is there to accomplish that than integrating 3D cameras into smartphones?
Today, 3D technology has blurred the line that separates the real and imaginary world. From 3D printing to 3D cameras and from 3D movies to imaging, this technology has seamlessly entered our lives.
Now, 3D cameras have become the norm. Market leaders are now focused on delivering the most effective, advanced, and smarter 3D camera to their customers.
This has provided the specific market a momentum in the last few years. According to Allied Market Research, the global 3D camera market is projected to $11.13 billion by 2024, registering a CAGR of 37.1% during the period from 2018 to 2024.
Rise in demand for three-dimensional content from the entertainment industry, improved user taste & preferences, and enhancements in 3D scanning technology have fueled the need for 3D cameras. Moreover, the gradual adoption of home automation applications and virtual reality applications are expected to boost the demand for such cameras.
Apple plans to launch laser-powered 3D camera
Apple, the pioneer in 3D front-facing camera, has now announced that it will launch a new iPhone and iPad with the incorporation of 3D laser-powered camera by 2020.
As per Bloomberg and CNBC, Apple plans to launch the specific camera to step up in augmented reality (AR). The rear-facing and long-range 3D camera are developed to scan the surroundings and create a 3D reconstruction of the real world.
The system uses a laser scanner instead of the traditional dot-projection technology. The laser-powered 3D camera is expected to enhance AR experience on iPhone and allow more accurate depth perception and placement of virtual objects. Additionally, it would enable the handset to capture photos with better depth.
Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, has already made it clear that AR and VR will be a vital part of the company’s future, given that the latest iPhones support several AR applications that allow to drop digital items on the top of the real world and view them through the handset.
For instance, you can drop a digital piece of furniture in your house to see how it looks and decide whether it fits in your décor or not before you buy it.
Honor launches its 3D camera phone
Last October, Honor had launched Magic 2 smartphone and announced that it would launch Magic 2 3D soon. After waiting for almost six months, the company has launched its smartphone with a 3D camera at front and graphene heat pipe for better cooling.
The smartphone has 8GB RAM and 512GB storage max. The smartphone caters 16MP camera as the main unit for capturing photos and recording videos, while two 2MP cameras offer depth-sensors to capture depth information to improve portrait images.
Honor’s 3D smartphone provides 3D light scanner along with 3D front bionic sensor and 3D deep lens for enhanced 3D facial recognition that could work even in the minimal light.
Such introduction of new smartphones that flaunt novel 3D cameras and 3D laser sensors offers a slight idea about the future of 3D camera industry. Moreover, the rapid advancements in the 3D sensor technology are bound to make a difference in the world of the smartphone cameras in the coming years.