iPhone 11 Pro Optical Zoom vs Almalence Super-Resolution

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Almalence compares its computational super-resolution zoom used in Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro camera with dedicated telephoto camera in Apple iPhone 11 Pro:

As every high-end smartphone, iPhone 11 Pro uses a dedicated telephoto camera module to achieve the maximum zoom quality. It appears however, that simply utilizing a telephoto module, even of a great design and quality which is undoubtedly the case with an Apple’s product, is not enough to achieve the top zoom performance. According to the DxOMark benchmark, iPhone 11 Pro achieves Zoom Score of 74 while, for example, Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro hits 110, a drastic 1.5x difference!

To go beyond the camera hardware capabilities, top Zoom performers utilize a computational imaging technique, Super Resolution Zoom. As its name suggests, it uses super resolution technique to increase the resolution of the images suffering from the lack of pixels in case the target zoom level exceeds the optical zoom of the telephoto module.

iPhone 11 Pro zoom camera
Almalence super-resolution zoom
iPhone 11 Pro zoom camera
Almalence super-resolution zoom

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