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Oppo introduces its in-house retractable camera technology based around the 50 MP Sony IMX766

Oppo has built its retractable camera around the Sony IMX766. (Image source: Weibo)
Oppo has built its retractable camera around the Sony IMX766. (Image source: Weibo)
Sony has revealed its retractable camera, an in-house system that utilises the 50 MP Sony IMX766. The retractable camera hardware offers up to 2x optical zoom, splash and dust resistance and drop protection.

Undoubtedly, the Find N captured people's attention at Oppo's INNO Day. However, the company also unveiled its in-house retractable camera, initially teased earlier this month. Plenty remains unknown about the device in which Oppo has showcased the camera, although we now know more about the camera itself. Oppo has published the following video on its global YouTube channel.

Oppo has built its retractable camera around the Sony IMX766, a 50 MP camera used in the Reno5 Pro Plus 5G, the Find X3 and the Find X3 Pro. Incidentally, the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro also rely on the IMX766, as do the Nord 2 5G, iQOO 8 and the iQOO 8 Pro. For reference, the IMX766 has a 1/1.56-inch sensor and 1.0 μm-wide pixels.

Additionally, Oppo states that its retractable technology provides a 52 mm equivalent focal length when extended and 2x optical zoom. Supposedly, the camera takes 0.6 seconds to fully retract, a speed that should protect the hardware if you drop it. Oppo claims that its retractable camera is splash and dust resistant, too.

Currently, it is unclear if or when Oppo will integrate its retractable camera technology in a mass-produced smartphone. Potentially, the company could bring it to market in a next-generation Find X Pro, but it has not confirmed that this will be the case.

(Image source: Weibo)
(Image source: Weibo)
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Alex Alderson, 2021-12-16 (Update: 2021-12-16)