So.. I came across the Lytro "Light Field Camera"
This is an extremely interesting concept... and for those unfamiliar with lightfield cameras and what they bring to the table let me quicly explain:
-Lightfield camera capture all the “light information” of a scene, what Lytro calls “Living Pictures”
-The current consumer version of these cameras produce only 1mp images
-There is no focal point system
-The most important and amazing part… you have the capability AFTER you take the picture.
That’s right.. there’s no “oh a accidently focused on that the background” with this type of camera…
Here’s the science behind it for those interested.https://www.lytro.com/science_inside
And here's some deep science reading about something called a Plenoptic Camera which is even more advanced..http://www.tgeorgiev.net/Multi_Focus.pdf
SO I personally think that this is a game-changing concept…
This has the potential to literally changes the way you shoot photos.
Now.. I know that tack sharp photos are the goal of all photographers.. and I don’t quite understand all the science behind light field cameras, but one thing is for certain.. if this tech evolved into an 18 MP camera with the ability to make every image tack sharp by picking the perfect focus point after the fact, well this would change photography in a big way.
Would Canon be interested in this tech?
Is this something Canon should worry about?
Will Canon produce a "lightfield camera" or a Plenoptic Camera?
I would love to here the opinions of some of the more informed Photographers out there.. what do you think?