When we come to an event like MWC we know we’re going to be introduced to new hardware: that’s a huge part of the fun in covering expos like this. And while we could report on just-launched devices until we run down our batteries to nothing, MWC isn’t just about meeting new gadgets – it’s also about learning new things. We checked in with Zeiss in Barcelona this week to learn a little more about how the cameras in our smartphones produce the pictures they do.
Zeiss builds the cameras going into the latest Lumia smartphones, so it had better know a thing or two about mobile imaging. We hear about the decisions that lead to our phones getting the cameras they do, what compromises sometimes get made, and the hugely important role software can have on image quality.
We got to check out some cool dissected views of Zeiss’s optics packages, sandwiching an impressive density of lenses and optical stabilization feedback circuitry into a tiny component. If you’re even remotely concerned with smartphone photo quality, this is one MWC video you’re going to want to check out: