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Old Jun 22, 2011, 7:37 PM   #1
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Old Jun 23, 2011, 2:43 AM   #2
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That looks interesting but no price?????
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Old Jun 23, 2011, 6:02 AM   #3
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He appears to be what he says he is - a PhD from Stanford isn't easy to get. In 2007 the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) gave him their "Doctoral Dissertation Award, which carries a prize of $5,000, is presented annually to the author of the best doctoral dissertation in computer science and engineering."

There's an interesting discussion about this concept, going on here:
http://forum.fourthirdsphoto.com/showthread.php?t=66874

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Pretty cool! Call me crazy but, I've "reserved" one.
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It looks like a really neat idea but If I understand correctly from a *brief* scan of the thesis, it will give lower resolution images and I would expect worse low-light performance because the light that would have been aggregated and stored as a result in one pixel will be spread over several pixels on the sensor to enable reconstruction of the different focal lengths later.
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Old Jun 23, 2011, 9:18 AM   #6
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It looks like a really neat idea but If I understand correctly from a *brief* scan of the thesis, it will give lower resolution images and I would expect worse low-light performance because the light that would have been aggregated and stored as a result in one pixel will be spread over several pixels on the sensor to enable reconstruction of the different focal lengths later.
That's my understanding also. Although the pixel wars are becoming less and less relevant, no one seriously interested in photography really wants to go back to a 2MP camera.
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Old Jun 23, 2011, 9:30 AM   #7
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Kind of weird ???? And they don't show how the camera will look like.
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Pretty cool! Call me crazy but, I've "reserved" one.
I am thinking of doing that but being in the UK I would assume a hefty shipping cost along with import and VAT to pay which is making me hold off at the mo.
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Old Mar 1, 2012, 3:19 PM   #9
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So it's being released. Gj, can't wait to hear what you think. Others -- if it's a camera for displaying on a screen and not for print, and you can't really do pp (except on an exported jpg) who cares what the resolution is? Enough for a screen = enough for this application.

What will be really interesting is how the technology will be ported to other types of cameras.
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FYI: there have a lot of photos of what the camera looks like. They even posted a preview of it right here at Steve's

http://www.steves-digicams.com/camer...ra-review.html
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