Photography Without a Lens? Future of Images May Lie in Data

img_4998

Photography Without a Lens? Future of Images May Lie in Data

By DAVE GERSHGORN December 23, 2015 :  The New York Times Company
"The light passes through a glass sphere instead of a traditional lens, and it is diffracted into a cup of angled sensors. Because the camera knows exactly how light will pass through the sphere, it decodes and stitches the data from each sensor to make a complete image. “The hope is that if this architecture is adopted, you’ll see smaller and smaller cameras producing images with orders of magnitude higher resolution,” Mr. Nayar said.

Retrieved from: http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/lens/2015/12/23/the-future-of-computational-photography/?smid=fb-share&_r=1&referer=https://t.co/jttv6lDyar