May 25, 2018

Yongnuo leaks new camera module for smartphones on their website

Yongnuo leaks new camera module for smartphones on their website

DIY Photography recently spotted a new YN43 camera module on Yongnuo’s website that appears tobe controlled by your smartphone, much like Sony’s QX10 and DxO Lab’s DxO One.

Given that it’s named the YN43, one would assume that it’s using a Micro Four Thirds sensor. The product image seems to suggest it will work Yongnuo’s own lenses but the lens mount surrounding the sensor seems to be a Canon EF mount, which would work with both EF and EF-S lenses. Given the lack of success from other camera modules, it’s hard to say if this will pick up, but at least the use of a Micro Four Thirds sensor hold promise for decent quality.

A Canon Rumors reader sent them an image from the Apple App store that seems to suggest the camera will be coming with a 16.6 MP sensor, which should be good enough for basic purposes. If the prices for their flash units are anything to go by, this should be a fairly affordable option compared to everything that came before, so watch this space and we’ll update you once we hear more.

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