Pelican Imaging demos 16-lens camera that can build a 3D-printable model of what you record
There is something more, though. Pelican has just announced that by taking a series of pictures or a short video, the camera gathers depth information that allows it to build a 3D model of an object. You can just take a short video and then use the model that has been generated for a realistic 3D print. That is seriously impressive stuff.
When is it coming to real smartphones, you wonder? Pelican Imaging plans on launching it in 2014, but did not shy away from showing its impressive functionality now.
source: Pelican Imaging via Engadget