Yongnuo files patent for modular mirrorless camera phone

(Image credit: Yongnuo)

As camera phones continue to advance at the speed of light, we're beginning to see mirrorless camera technology being incorporated. We've already seen the introduction of in-body image stabilization effects on a variety of camera phones, including the new iPhone 12 Pro handsets. 

However, Yonguo could be working on a new type of camera phone that will have an interchangeable lens module and an image sensor. If this comes to market, it could be a great way for photographers and content creators to capture high quality content and then edit and post natively on the handset.

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