Toshiba working on innovative refocusing camera module small enough to fit in a smartphone
0. phoneArena 27 Dec 2012, 07:12 posted on
Don't you hate it when you take a photo with your smartphone only to look at it later and realize that it has come out blurry? Yeah, so do we, yet thankfully, out-of-focus images might be a thing of the past one day. Toshiba is said to be working on a new camera sensor that will allow photographs to be refocused after they have been taken. And no, that does not involve any use of black magic. Rather, what makes refocusing possible is the lens that the camera module is equipped with...
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1. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3605; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
I don't think this will help on a moving object.
2. ananthonline (Posts: 5; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
This is called a light field camera and Lytro has had this tech out for a while now. Please do some research before posting a story with little to no information.
3. buccob (Posts: 2490; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
The Lytro field camera is too big to even fit into a point and shoot camera...
So is like saying that the Nokia PureView camera was nothing new when it came out because huge megapixel camera's already existed.....
So Please do some research before commenting on a interesting article...
4. ananthonline (Posts: 5; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
I'm going to say this once - I am NOT invalidating the news reported in this article. I am saying that this news is incomplete. For example - check out the coverage of the same article on TechCrunch (can't post links but google for "Techcrunch Toshiba Building A Lytro-Style Camera Sensor For Smartphones And Tablets, Planned For 2013 Launch"), discussing tech, the proposed Lytro smartphone sensor and other relevant links. I'm just saying that the coverage is incomplete.