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Feb 10, 2011

Is This the Future of Cameraphones?

Imagine that instead of a single camera, the module carried an array of 25 micro-cameras. Pelican Imaging promises just that with their camera module, and they think they have what it takes to revolutionize cameraphones.

GigaOM says the secret behind Pelican's technology isn't unlike the HDR feature found on the iPhone. the hardware captures multiple images (or sets of data), and then uses post-processing software to assemble it all into one high-quality photograph. Pelican is less obsessed with cramming more megapixels into the phone, and more interested in finding the best way to pair a sensor with a lens (or lenses, in this case).

Pelican plans to license their technology component manufacturerers and handset makers, similar to what ARM does with their processors. Can't wait to see this pop up in an actual phone.
 
 

21 comments:

Jessica in Wonderland said...

That is like...... soooooooooooo cooooooool! :D

Doc_Waffles said...

That's pretty crazy. It very well may be.

Dwrek said...

I'll take 2 please, need more info!

metalpark_73192 said...

Wow looks really cool!

secureblog said...

Awesome. just awesome ;)

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lovebloggin said...

oh my god it's so thin!

Daniel said...

that is soooo awesome!

mrecan said...

wow looks really awesome

Vapor said...

Interesting take on a current technology, I hope it works out.

runewake2 said...

Looks cool.

Polybius said...

Seems like a very weird idea to me but if it works, I say why not?

temptation said...

"Can't wait to see this pop up in an actual phone."

me neither. would be so great

wutssz said...

Looks awkward to me xD

grace said...

thats really cool how people find new ideas to make technology even cooler

taxhelpman said...

How long till this gets on cheap phones i'm willing to pay for or get free with a 2 year contract? Awesome though.

http://taxhelpandnews.blogspot.com

Con Queso said...

The thinner and sleeker phones get, the more likely I'm going to drop and break it sooner.

Steve Freeling said...

waaat thats crazy

MRanthrope said...

technology FTW!

rickysha said...

This looks pretty awesome. Excited for the future.

Drackar said...

an interesting concept..

Mac said...

That's awesome I want 1! :D