- By Dan Bracaglia on December 27, 2012 – PopPhoto.com
The Lytro lightfield camera is nothing short of groundbreaking and it is likely only a matter of time before we see similar technology make its way to more consumer-oriented devices like cellphones. Toshiba seems to be taking the first step in that direction.
According to the Japanesse newspaper, The Asahi Shimbun, the company is working on a new sensor that is a 1x1cm cube. Inside the cube is half a million tiny lenses strategically places in front of an image sensor. The lenses act in similar fashion to the eye of a fly, each one capturing a slightly different angle. Using an algorithm, the camera can then assemble pieces from different lenses to make photos with varying focal points.