Motorcycle vibrations can degrade Apple iPhone camera

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Motorcycle vibrations can degrade Apple iPhone camera (Image: Pixabay)
Motorcycle vibrations can degrade Apple iPhone camera (Image: Pixabay)

New Delhi : You spend thousands on an Apple iPhone for its quality and performance, but looks like if you are a motorcycle driver or stay in a place where vibrations are often then the device has its limitations. According to a news report, the company has claimed that a long vibration exposure to the device can degrade the camera performance of the mobile.

iPhone models these days are equipped with optical image stabilisation (OIS) and closed loop autofocus systems which are designed to reduce the impact of any accidental movement while shooting. 

Apple explained in its support page that it uses OIS on some iPhone models to prevent blurs from resulting images if you accidentally move the camera when you take a picture. The OIS system uses a gyroscope that senses the movement of the camera and helps move the lens in an appropriate position to reduce image motion and its resulting blur.

Similarly, the closed-loop AF system is available on some iPhone models that helps resist the effects of gravity and vibrations using on-board magnetic sensors to preserve focus in images and videos. The sensors measure gravity and vibration effects and analyse the position of the camera lens to compensate for motion.

Both OIS and closed-loop AF systems are vulnerable to degradation due to “long-term direct exposure to high-amplitude vibrations within certain frequency ranges” that can eventually impact photos and videos on the iPhones, Apple said.

“High-power or high-volume motorcycle engines generate intense high-amplitude vibrations, which are transmitted through the chassis and handlebars. It is not recommended to attach your iPhone to motorcycles with high-power or high-volume engines due to the amplitude of the vibration in certain frequency ranges that they generate,” the company noted.