Sony is always at the forefront of mobile camera technology, and according to a recent report from Nikkei Japan, the company believes its breakthroughs will allow smartphones to match or even surpass the capabilities of DSLR and mirrorless cameras. from 2024.
Terushi Shimizu, President and CEO of Sony Semiconductor Solutions (SSS), said at a recent business briefing that “still images [from smartphones] will surpass the image quality of single-lens reflex cameras within a few years. A slide from the same briefing says Sony expects smartphone stills to exceed ILC [interchangeable lens camera] image quality” by 2024.
With Google Pixel smartphones, we’ve already seen the capability for advanced AI features, and Sony seems to be aiming for the future with similar adoption by other phone makers.
In addition, the number of megapixels of the camera sensor now reaches new heights. Manufacturers like Samsung have already demonstrated the future by stocking a 200-megapixel smartphone sensor.
Sony, Oppo and Vivo will all have their say in the industry as more and more innovations are incorporated into mobile devices. Phones like the Vivo X80 Pro and even the Pixel 6 Pro are testament to how diverse the photography space is today. With additions like the periscope lens and microscopic sensor, things should get even more exciting in the years to come.
However, Sony had more to say about the market predictions for the coming years of phones with DSLR technology. According to the company, by 2025, smartphones will have improved high-speed video quality and autofocus results.