“Currently there is no practical alternative to compensate for the fixed focus lens system where a camera lens, for example, is moved along a linear axis until the image comes into focus. Our liquid lens, on the other hand, comprises only a droplet and no other cumbersome movable parts,” explains Dr Saman Dharmatilleke, a research scientist working on the technology.The Fluidlens will also enable camera cellphone makers to creater slimmer devices with a longer battery life. Check out Digitalcamera101reviews for more details and photo comparisons.
Fluidlens liquid lense to improve camphone quality
Posted on Thursday, August 18 2005 @ 9:29 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Fluidlens is a new type of lens for camera phones. It is made of liquid and it's just as small as a contact lens. However, it promises to offer an optical zoom of up to 10 times by altering its focal length by changing its shape.