Mobile | What is a ToF camera and why is it good that it is inside a smartphone? | Cell phones with better camera
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Mobile | What is a ToF camera and why is it good that it is inside a smartphone? | Cell phones with better camera The Commerce | Technology and science | Mobile

The last mobile that have appeared on the market have two or more cameras in which one is called ToF. If this technology is not new, it is gradually reaching the phones. For now, there are few phones that include this type of sensor, although it is estimated that it will be common within a few years.

A camera with technology ToF (Time of Flight) or flight time camera, it has a sensor that emits beams of infrared light that measures the depth of each element of the image.

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The sensor analyzes the flight time, which varies depending on the distance the objects are located. In this way, an element that is farther away from receiving and bouncing more light than is closest. With this, the ToF camera can know how deep each one is.

With this technology it is possible improve the quality of 3D scanning, because with only one emission of infrared lights it is possible to calculate the depth quickly and with good precision. In addition, the ToF uses less processor capacity to perform its functions.

It also allows you to perform facial recognition with better accuracy and speed, because you don't need external light. It also improves the recognition of gestures in the terminals, the measurement of distance and volume, the scanning of objects, the augmented reality, the quality of the portrait mode and an optimal night vision.

The use of ToF cameras means a remarkable advance for the various functions of today's mobile phones. Not everyone has this technology, but its presence will increase in the future.

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