This type of technology is probably a good many years away, but what would it change in the world of photography? Imagine a camera featuring a huge array of sensors which use stereo photography to create a picture perfect depth-of-field, which you don’t need a forklift to carry around with you. This is what Stanford researchers have unveiled as a project in progress.
Of course, a technology such as this always raises more questions than it answers. How will the camera’s aperture adapt itself to the prospective of each individual lens? And most importantly, how will the photos ever be crystal clear with all of the sensors being in varying locations? Pretty damn cool though for a concept. — Andrew Dobrow