According to a latest report citing industry sources, Google is said to be acquiring innovative camera startup Lytro for $40 million. Lytro as a company has started off as a ground-breaking camera company for consumers and move onto VR using its depth-data, light-field technology. Continue reading “Google said to be acquiring imaging startup Lytro for $40 million”
A silicon valley start-up called light is planning to introduce 52 Megapixel camera modules for smartphones soon. The company plans on doing it by building camera modules with multiple lenses and sensors for smartphones just as shown in the photo above.
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Nokia Refocus, the app that lets you focus your photo AFTER you take it, is now available for download on all Nokia Lumia PureView devices. Demoed back at the Nokia event in Abu Dhabi, the app grabbed some major eyeballs when other companies are looking for a hardware implementation of this on their phones. But this is not a hardware solution, it’s just computational photography which uses neat tricks and the immense know-how from Scalado to work some Lytro-like magic and that too, using just an app for Lumia PureView devices. It is now available for download at the Windows Phone Store for the Lumia 920, Lumia 925, Lumia 928 and the Lumia 1020 running the Windows Phone 8 Amber update.
Download Nokia Refocus from the Windows Phone Store
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It was rumoured that the new Google Nexus 5 might sport a new DigitalOptics MEMS camera, but the company has come out of the shadows to claim that the reports were inaccurate, but it also provided us with new information that Oppo, not LG, is going to be the first company in the world to use its Multi-Focus capable 8 Megapixel MEMS camera unit. To say Oppo is serious about cameras on its phones is an understatement. Even the Oppo R819, as noted in our review, has a great camera for the price and the N1’s 13 megapixel camera is touted as being superior to others. And marching on, the company is all set to use the innovative Lytro-like multi focus cameras on its phones.
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If you follow the tech scene closely , you must have heard about these slightly expensive cameras sold in the name of Lytro. The main highlight of Lytro cameras is the ability to focus objects in the picture after you have clicked the picture. One company Pelican Imaging based in Mountain View, California ( yes the same town as Google) is working on array camera technology for mobile devices.And we might see one of the first devices with such technology debut in 2014 which is not that far away. Users always struggle to get the focus right on both cameras and mobile devices and a technology which promises Click now , focus later will be a a great solution and a feature to boast on your mobile phone. Continue reading “Pelican Imaging , Lytro-like camera technology coming to Smartphones in 2014”
Lytro, the kaleidoscope-like camera that hit the markets last year had a special advantage to it. It could refocus the image, AFTER it was taken. It was a market disruption and there was no competition, till now. Yes, Toshiba has now announced that they are manufacturing a similar sensor that can be used for Smartphones and Tablets with commercial availability slated for sometime around 2013.
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