We go hands-on with Oppo’s 5x zoom dual camera prototype

Earlier today, Oppo introduced a new camera technology named Dual Camera Zoom at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It is dedicated for mobile use and has an industry first “5x lossless zoom”.

‘Lossless zoom’ seems to be a bit of marketing talk, hiding the fact that the telelens actually has only 3x optical magnification compared to the normal lens in the setup. However, according to the company, the 3x optical zoom, matched with a proprietary image fusion technology for digital zoom, gives users the industrys first-ever lossless 5x dual camera zoom.

While there are no specific products announced to come with this new periscope-style zoom lens, Oppo had a test device set up at their booth at the MWC 2017 where we could test how it works.