There were some indications a few months back to point to Nokia’s interest in light-field camera technology, now we’ve got a pretty interesting statement from the CEO:
if you look at where imaging is going, computational imaging is an area of exploration. Being able to capture even more data – data you cannot even see with the human eye that you can only see by going back to the picture and being able to do things with them.
So what is light-field photography? When an image is taken, the camera captures the most data it possibly can, weather asked to do so or not. The main reason for this is to allow you to change your point of focus and other corrections after the image has been taken. As you could image, this could lead to the perfect shot every time!
Still no word on when we’ll see the feature make it to market, or if it’ll arrive on the much anticipated 41mp monster Nokia has on the horizon! One thing is for sure, Nokia has put Windows Phone on top when it comes to mobile photography, and that’s not a bad place to be!