Even though optical image stabilization has become one of the preferred standards that high-end smartphones include today, it’s interesting to see companies like Apple and Samsung completely neglect the technology. Apple has decided to opt for stabilizing photos on its iPhone 5s through software enhancements, and even though these have done a good job for the phone, its hard to call them perfect when comparing photos against any high-end Nokia Lumia. Apple is clearly under pressure to continue improving the camera on its future iPhone 6, and new rumors point to its probable [...]
Yes, we know this title is like saying that Apple’s App Store is now available to Windows Phone customers, but it’s actually a different scenario. Nokia has been famous for its optical image stabilization on smartphone cameras since the Lumia 920. We’ve tested it against every other smartphone you can think of, and there’s no denying that Nokia is superior, or at least was, according to some news.
It turns out that what Nokia had was an exclusive deal to the ST Microelectronics L2G2IS two-axis gyro, which allowed movement compensation of up to 500 times [...]