Japanese company Toshiba is reportedly building a new camera sensor for smartphones and tablets that will feature the unique capability of the Lytro camera, which is changing the focus area within a photo.
However, Toshiba’s camera is going to be small enough to fit the current mobile devices. On top of the sensor are 500,000 small lenses designed to capture different images and then accumulated into one using a software from Toshiba. After which, users can then select the focus that they want in the photo, much like the light field technology from Lytro.
Toshiba is already working in hooking up with manufacturers of mobile devices and planning to release the camera sensor by the end of next year.
With this new development, let’s expect other companies to join the light field camera bandwagon.