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HTC predicts smartphone optical zoom in 18 to 24 months

The feature could put smartphones in direct competition with higher-end digital cameras, HTC says.

By 18 April 2014


Corephotonic dual-camera puts optical zoom on phones

This new dual-camera module combines images from a wide-angle and telephoto lens to create much-improved smartphone zoom, with no moving parts. Hit play to see a demo.

By 28 February 2014


Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom leaks, has optical zoom

Some pictures of the S4 Zoom have leaked online, showing off the optical zoom, shutter button, and tripod mount.

By 8 June 2013


Fujifilm X-S1 has a 26x optical zoom

Fujifilm has launched a new bridge camera, and it's packing a 26x optical zoom, as well as a 12-megapixel sensor.

By 24 November 2011


Altek A14 Leo phone gets snappy with 14-megapixel camera and 3x optical zoom

Digital camera maker Altek is set to cause a stir at MWC this week, with its A14 Leo 'Pro Camera' smart phone'. Why? How does a 14-megapixel camera with a 3x optical zoom grab you?

By 12 February 2011


Altek Leo 14-megapixel, 3x optical zoom Android monster phone invades Europe

The Nokia N8 has started a trend for smart phones with heavy-duty camera technology, and the 14-megapixel Altek Leo is looking to cash in next year.

By 4 October 2010


Megacheap megazooms: 10 sub-$250 cameras with 10x or longer optical zoom

CNET compares 10 megazoom digital cameras that cost less than $250 each.

By 31 August 2010


Sanyo adds optical zoom to Dual Camera

If you've hesitated buying a minicamcorder for lack of an optical zoom, Sanyo's "full HD" VPC-PD2 may be the answer.

By 21 August 2010


Griffin AirCurve and Clarifi: Boosting iPod touch speaker, optical zoom for iPhone

Griffin has just unveiled a nifty device that makes the speaker inside the new iPod touch sound less terrible and a case that adds an optical zoom to the iPhone 3G

By 18 September 2008


Asus shows off smartphone smarts at Berlin electronics show

At IFA 2015, Asus reminded conference-goers that the brand isn't only about laptops and tablets. It's big into mobile phones, too.

By 3 September 2015