We’re told that Canon is working to implement depth of field control in upcoming PowerShot and Rebel DSLRs. The idea sounds like what Lytro is doing, or more recently what Google introduced for the Android camera.
There’s no mention of which camera(s) this would be introduced in, but it seems like a logical next step feature.
I saw that commercial for android. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the basic idea is that the image has infinite depth of feels and then the post production aspect of the software blurs our the portion that is not the subject. It is a ridiculous concept and u would be very annoyed if the put that function in an slr... which has the capability to shoot at f1.2 with a corresponding lens.
"...but it seems like a logical next step feature." really? for whom? People that tend to take nice pictures (to avoid the term photographers) usually know where they want the focus to be before they press the shutter. People that don't, usually think that "everything in focus" is the way to go. I've had numerous people look at a picture with great subject separation and tell me "but why is the background out of focus?".I can see the feature being somewhat useful to pros for micro-adjustments in post, but I don't see people that didn't know how to focus properly in camera spending hours in post to add bokeh to their pictures.
Just make sure it works with current EF L
This makes me confused and that makes me cranky.Don't my existing DSLR's have this already? Don't we call it Av?