Pelican Imaging shows us the future of the cameraphone
0. phoneArena 10 Feb 2011, 01:11 posted on
Pelican Imaging has announced the prototype of their camera array for mobile devices, which promises to be a smaller and more functional alternative to the single lens; it will enable 3D shots and post-capture focusing...
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1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5605; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
I suspect the rate of adoption of Pelican Imaging's technology will turn on the cost to the manufacturer. That would be total cost - cost of Pelican Imaging's hardware and software, cost to re-design the motherboard to fit the Pelican Imaging hardware, and, and, and. I don't see legions of consumers staging a boycott of cameras that do not have the Pelican Imaging technology.
2. Denio (unregistered)
If you take a look at R&D costs and the importance of providing something "new" and "fantastic" and "revolutionary", it will soon make more sense to improve the rate of adoption. Considering the fact that we are heading at 3D devices soon (useless stuff), this technology is much beneficial. Sure, manufacturers have to invest but it may happen that the ROI will be worth that money.
We want 9mm thick phones, then 8-7-6 soon and this seems to be the way to go rather than reinventing the wheel and include bigger lens that has to be big - it's something that DSLR can provide.
Anyway, I really like this idea and would push companies to start thinking about environment (not just because it sounds good on a portfolio) and reducing costs and of course: space. It is just me.
3. BadEnglish (unregistered)
I would prever to see a new Flash Technology. Or an Improvement for the excisting Xenon-Flash, which is to big to put it in a thin Phone.
4. protozeloz (Posts: 5371; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
I love the concept, this may become a great idea if gets adapted by manufacturers, no more focusing on MP!!!!