You might have heard about the new camera from Lytro, we’ve written previously about it, that allows people to take pictures without worrying about focusing the photo until after they’ve been taken. Basically, you shoot first and focus later.
Explained in-depth at The Economist by Glenn Fleishman, the camera gathers data for all focal lengths with each snapshot creating a light field that can be adjusted at will. Over at The Verge, David Piece reviews Lytro, and basically says this is probably the future for point-and-shoot cameras, but the technology isn’t quite there yet.
I’m still surprised the company is trying to build its own camera instead of licensing the technology to Apple or Google or basically every company in the point-and-shoot market.