HTC One M8 Duo Camera

HTC has released the preview SDK for its Dual Lens API. The HTC One M8 Dual Lens system with a 4-megapixel "Ultrapixel" sensor, working in tandem with a smaller camera that senses depth to capture information about distance, allowing users to do things like defocus parts of an image. Developers will be able to use the APIs in the SDK to build new effects for the camera and use the dual-sensor set-up in their apps.

The SDK contains two APIs: DualLense and DimensionPlus. The DualLense API supports getting and managing strength maps for bokeh areas in an image. The API for DimensionPlus, which allows users to add 3D effects to an image, has support for the DimensionPlus file format, and includes the DimensionPlusView and DimensionPlusUtility for rendering and exporting DimensionPlus images, respectively.

For more on the HTC One M8's camera, be sure to check out Phil's camera test, as well as Alex Dobie's overview of the camera features found in the phone.

Source: HTC


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New SDK lets developers take advantage of HTC One M8's dual cameras


M8 is legit. The naysayers knock the camera without ever experiencing it. It's a damb good camera in my opinion

Don't really care about any cameras, just sick of the s3 I have.. I know Samsung has all these crazy features, just sick of looking at my phone.. I like the m8 but it doesn't really have any crazy features

Hold on a bit longer... September will have the LG G3, Sony Xperia Z3 and probably Nexus 6 launching which will all be better than the phones that have launched now^^

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Lg g3 is going to be waaay too big for me, never really cared about Sony and nexus phones.. Ugh.. So torn between the two

Nice!! So much potential in that dual cam. Already getting shots I'd never considered before.

Here's to hoping for a more lytro-like experience and maybe the not-so-digital zoom shown off at MWC

A post-it note and a sheet of printer paper are both 'pieces of paper'. Similar to the difference between megapixels and 'ultra' pixels.
It's not about the pixel-count, people!