A breath of fresh air for the Photo Industry to what UNIX/Linux are to the software industry.
The whole field of computational photography is and will change the way we do photography, the question is what do people work on next? For the last ten years or so there’s been a megapixel war as everyone knows, that has finally winding down the asian camera manufacturers to no longer compete based on the number of megapixel so they began to compete on one another feature. We’d like them to offer lots and lots of (new) features.
Features of this prototype camera model:
- In-camera micro-lens array to enable post capture focus adjustment
- Smart in-camera level adjustment
- High Dynamic Range Mode
I wrote some thoughts relating to this issue a while ago here, that basically reflects the reason why an open-source initiative is always good for the industry.
Read the full report (with video) or see the project page below.