Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Focus-free cameras coming?

Today on New York Times, a new camera, Lytro, was introduced. Its claim to fame is the ability to capture images and select the focus point after the image is taken. It uses new optics to capture distance-related information which it can use to process your desired focal point. One advantage is no shutter delay for autofocus.

It's a breakthrough in image processing. Take a look at the article. Just as we think that there is no further to go in image technology, we see a new breakthrough. 

Since the inventor, Ren Ng, chose to develop his own camera product, don't expect this on the major brands soon. It will take some time for them to reverse engineer or license the technology. But by the time Canon releases the 5D Mark 7, I predict it will be a standard feature!

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