Cameras of the Future

Technology has made it easier to communicate and in the era of smart communication, there is smart photography. Photography is no longer a camera affair but a smartphone thing. There is also improved use of cameras. It is therefore quite exciting to wait for the camera of the future.

Smartphones are being equipped with higher resolution camera sensors, and digital cameras are getting better color and low-light performance options, as well as better zoom capabilities with stronger lenses. That said, these features are pretty much expected at this point. No one is surprised when a new camera has advanced features such as these.

1.Capturing Photos and Video In the Dark

Yes, you can already capture photos and video in the dark but you need a special kind of camera with night-vision capabilities. Future cameras and imaging tech won’t need any such thing.

Canon is launching a new 35mm camera with a maximum ISO of 4,000,000. In short, it means the device can practically see in the dark, without any additional filters or enhancements. Why is this so exciting? Because when you currently look at the night sky, you see a lot more colors than just black and white, especially during dusk and dawn. Canon’s camera should be able to capture vivid photos even in low-light environments.

Sadly, most consumers won’t be getting their hands on it. The ME20F-SH camera will cost in excess of $30,000 at launch. Who knows, though? Maybe in a few years that technology will be implemented in more affordable models that everyone can use.

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When it comes to great changes in cameras, there are great names involved. Companies are out trying to ensure that their optical products contain the latest cutting edge technology in photography.

A Look Ahead with Apple

Just a few years ago, Apple’s iPhone 4 took 5 megapixel (MP) pictures, and 3MP selfie pics. The camera on the iPhone 6s is expected to take 12MP pics and 5MP selfies. A vast improvement in only a few years.

But what’s even more exciting is Apple’s $20 million acquisition of LinX Imaging, an Israeli digital photography tech firm. Linx develops a technology known as ‘multi-aperture photography,’ which is the use of software, data, and multiple cameras to produce a picture far better than anything that could be produced using a single lens.

Futuristic Auto-Focus

What LinX cameras also promise to do is provide better auto-focus.

Nowadays you can focus on an image before taking a picture. The focus is expected to provide for a better picture as it brings light and color “forward” or “backwards” in the picture.

LinX’s tech aims to provide better auto-focus not only before a photo has been taken, but also after!

This is possible because of the parallax between the images – the difference in perspectives between the many lenses. This is similar to how light-field cameras like the Lytro work.

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