TECNO teased its sensor shift IS technology for smartphone cameras back in mid-December and is now announcing a telescopic macro lens that promises to improve not only the quality of macro shots but also the overall experience of capturing them.
This is a telephoto macro lens that extends from the body, as the video shows in the link, and allows you to take close-up shots without having to get too close to the subject. It offers 5x optical zoom and the end result is comparable to the main camera’s, the company claims. With today’s macro cameras, that’s something we haven’t seen before. The technology also enables a larger aperture, which is crucial for successful photography.
In addition, Tecno stated that the design is quite compact and doesn’t need big housing, but failed to provide specifics.
The company did not specify when a Tecno smartphone with the new telescopic lens will be available, but it will undoubtedly be this year.