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." ... '