The feature could put smartphones in direct competition with higher-end digital cameras, HTC says.
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.
Some pictures of the S4 Zoom have leaked online, showing off the optical zoom, shutter button, and tripod mount.
Fujifilm has launched a new bridge camera, and it's packing a 26x optical zoom, as well as a 12-megapixel sensor.
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?
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.
CNET compares 10 megazoom digital cameras that cost less than $250 each.
If you've hesitated buying a minicamcorder for lack of an optical zoom, Sanyo's "full HD" VPC-PD2 may be the answer.
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
New technology from DynaOptics promises to deliver optical zoom to smartphones without the need for a protruding lens element.