Now HTC will advance the effort to fill in the gap between the smart-phones and digital cameras as it is bringing in an advance optical zoom feature. It is the feature that takes an actual lens to make zoom effective as current smart-phone uses software to enhance the visualization and which might, as often results in, convert in pixelation.

As HTC’s Symon Whitehorn suggests, it is achievable to get the optical zoom in smart phones in upcoming two years. In an interview with Vodafone he hinted that “I think we’re looking at about 18 months to two years until that lens barrier begins breaking down and it becomes much harder to justify buying a dedicated camera outside of specialist or nostalgia reasons.”


At present, smartphones are the mediums for people who want to capture the moments. From selfie to any visual experience, which can be shared to any social network, smart-phones becomes a choice to buyers. While comparing it with Digital SLRs, the quality becomes an issue and a drawback as well for smart-phones. Symon further says that “There’s a boundary that everyone wants us to crack. As smartphones have become people’s primary camera, we expect more of them. That’s why we’ve put so much investment into the camera – because smartphone cameras take the majority of our images now. We already outperform a lot of compact point and shoot cameras, but we want to approach the performance of regular cameras. Every generation of our cameras seems to close that gap.”

As far as beating the competition is a matter of talk, smart-phones must work hard on its optical zooming trait. Digital zooming won’t be able to match or surpass the quality of shots delivered by the other one.

Several manufacturers have already taken some blind shots in the air with the implementation of optical zooming in smart-phones .Still; this has to be inevitable in future. Symon agrees with the fact that HTC stands to be an innovator in this field. He says that the company is persevering hard to beat the show of dedicated cameras that have lenses that cost thousands of dollars. Meanwhile, walking with what, still, is in hand company continues to pursue its goal