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Oppo teases plug-in camera lenses with OIS and up to 15x zoom

Oppo has teased a series of plug-in camera lenses featuring optical image stabilization and up to 15x optical zoom.
August 30, 2013
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Oppo is a relatively unknown name outside of China, even though the company did make some headway with the Oppo Find 5, and is hoping to continue to establish itself on the world stage with its upcoming Oppo N1. There’s very little we actually know about the device, except for the fact that is expected to feature a rear touch panel, and house a great camera.

If you felt like the 13MP N-Lens “owl” sensor camera isn’t enough, Oppo is there to help you out. Today, the company teased a series of plug-in camera lenses that can be switched out and attached to its smartphones. The initial batch of these plug-in camera lenses use a 16MP Sony CMOS sensor with OIS (optical image stabilization), with one type featuring 10x optical zoom, and another thicker version boasting 15x optical zoom, along with support for NFC, WiFi, and SD card storage.

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While Sony is all set to change the smartphone camera game with the highly-anticipated Xperia Z1 and the availability of external attachable lenses for other smartphones, it’s great to see companies like Oppo looking to shake things up as well by giving consumers a choice.

There is still no information on when these plug-in camera lenses will be available, but can definitely expect to get a better look at them during the upcoming launch event for the Oppo N1.

What are your thoughts? Do you think the option of plug-in camera lenses is needed? Let us know in the comments section below.