Camera invention ‘could make conventional photography obsolete’ – Telegraph

At present single frames of a piece of video footage can be ”grabbed”, but the quality is always poor.

Alternatively, a still camera can freeze objects in motion – a football or racing car, for instance – at high resolution.

The new technology allows one camera to do the jobs of both video and still photography with equal ease.

It works by effectively turning small groups of light-sensitive ”pixels” into tiny individual cameras that take a sequence of pictures at high speed.

The pixel groups are evenly distributed, and the whole of one sequence lasts as long as it takes to take a ”normal” snapshot.

Read the whole article via Camera invention ‘could make conventional photography obsolete’ – Telegraph.

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~ by Gary Austin on February 15, 2010.

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