28th November 2005, 11:33 AM
Plenoptic Camera - Refocus after shooting
Fascinating stuff. They built a camera where the pictures can be refocussed after shooting.
Applications, large DOF for large aperture (contrary to conventional cameras), lower ISO can be used for the same DOF, since now larger apertures are useable etc etc.
The tech, with link to the white paper:
Maybe it's time for camera manufacturers to concentrate on innovation, instead of pushing megapixels.