Next-gen iPhone could have Lytro’s ‘whole field light’ camera sensor
The world has already sung songs of praises for iPhone 4S’s stupendous camera capabilities. Latest reports suggest that Apple wants to keep up the super-camera tradition and might be incorporating a light field camera in the next-generation iPhone. This move stems out of Steve Jobs keen interest in light field camera maker Lytro. In the past, after a demo of the same, Jobs had asked the company CEO to outline three specific things that the company would want to work on with Apple. These cameras have the capability of capturing all the light traveling in every direction in every point in space and this feature in particular is better known as “the entire light field.” Then the users can edit the photo and choose which area should be the focal point of the image. Besides if you don’t like what you have done earlier, it has the ability to refocus it later using a special file format with an integrated viewer.
The camera makers claim its image capturing system is like no other. Given the company’s history with Apple, the next-gen iPhone might have this high-powered Lytro sensor with built-in viewing software that could be used to refocus the image on the smartphone.