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Monday, April 11, 2011

The Future of Cameras in SmartPhones

Pelican's smart arrays and computational imaging.  A good Technology review  article on the future of small embedded cameras, like those in Smartphones: " ... The next generation of smartphone cameras might actually be 25 cameras rolled into one. A company called Pelican Imaging recently announced it had developed the first prototype "array camera" for mobile devices. Instead of using one lens, Pelican uses an array of multiple lenses; it combines all the data from these multiple viewpoints and then builds a single high-quality image. Since it uses software to process the image, this is sometimes called "computational imaging." ... '

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