Saturday, November 19, 2005

Light Field Photography with a Hand-Held Plenoptic Camera

The dry title belies something really boggling: recording light rays from multiple directions at each pixel produces digital photographs that can be refocused after they’re taken. Check out also the macrophotography section in the video, with its noodle-baking virtual observer. A real conceptual leap away from the boring sensor-instead-of-film digital camera model. (via New Scientist, MetaFilter)