Sony’s Xperia 1 III and 5 III have the first variable focal length cameras we’ve seen in years. They offer a focal length of 70 mm and 105 mm (which works out to 3x and 4.4x magnification). But those can only switch between the two stages, they can’t zoom smoothly through the range.

Oppo announced an 85-200 mm continuous zoom lens last month, though it’s not clear when we will actually be able get our hands on one. “Continuous” zoom is what it sounds like, the focal length can be smoothly adjusted between the two values.

And that’s not all either, Samsung will reportedly…

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