vivo’s latest X50 Pro flagship smartphone features the Gimbal Camera System, which revolutionizes the mobile photography experience by delivering super stabilization, enabling users to capture professional-quality photos and videos while in motion.
While shooting with X50 Pro’s main camera, if the smartphone tilts, pans, or rolls, the Gimbal Camera System’s gyroscope will calculate the direction and displacement of the shake. Using electromagnetic forces, the entire gimbal module will move in the opposite direction to compensate for shaking. Throughout this process, the module adjusts its position with a refresh rate of 100Hz to stabilize the frame at all times.X50 Pro’s Gimbal Camera System is optimized for motion shaking, making it more useful in real-world user scenarios where stabilization is needed.
On X50 Pro, since the entire gimbal module moves in all directions to counter shaking, the anti-shake angle conversion reaches more than ±3°, 3-times that of traditional OIS. This ensures that the entire picture is clear without any image distortion or cropping. This enables professional-grade photography and videography of life in motion, from sporting events to wildlife scenarios.
The stabilization effects of the Gimbal Camera System also increase X50 Pro’s overall light sensitivity, enhancing the Superb Night Camera effect and allowing users to capture fine details at night.
The highly-complex gimbal structure was originally 588mm2 and 5.5mm thick, but after continuous adjustment, vivo’s engineers reduced its surface area by 40 percent to 363mm2 and its thickness to 4.5mm. The final stacking design balances the exterior look and interior layout, allowing for a slim phone with an advanced quad camera on the rear, consisting of the 48MP main camera, along with 13MP, 13MP, and 8MP lenses. The Gimbal Camera System also has adequate structural protection, and its distance from the screen is only 0.13mm.
To reduce resistance from the flexible printed circuit (FPC) connected to the lens module, the Gimbal Camera System uses the longest and thinnest double S-type FPC, with a length of 53mm and a thickness of only 0.07mm. This allows the module to rotate more freely and encounter minimal resistance within the phone.
The gimbal module also has an innovative software component—the Gimbal Radar, an on-screen animation in the photo preview interface. An animated ball reflects the movement of the actual gimbal, which indicates when the frame is stable and guides users to shoot clear images and videos.
Users can view the actual movement of the Gimbal Camera System by looking at the main camera lens. In addition, due to the Gimbal Camera System, the main camera looks like a “big eye” on the rear of X50 Pro, serving as a signature design element.