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Submission + - Light Field Cameras Coming Soon (technologyreview.com)

sortadan writes: I just read about this new technology and thought it sounds awesome. 3d images from a single lens, with the ability to digitally refocus on any depth of field from the image after taking it. The technology uses an array of micro-lenses positioned above a high resolution sensor to capture directional light data across the sensing area. The results are quite cool. This is in the news because of a startup that is releasing a production model. The pdf thesis of the CEO is excellent, and really heats up in chapter 3.

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome. -- Dr. Johnson