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LIDAR hits mass market

LIght Detection And Ranging, LIDAR, is a technology used to create an exact tridimensional map of the environment. It is not a new technology, it started in the 1960ies as a way to map the Earth surface from an airplane. The airplane was equipped with a laser generating pulses and …

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Are lensless cameras the future?

I wrote a number of posts on computational photography because this is the future of photography, particularly for mass market photography (although computational photography is what is being used today in most scientific image capture, including the impressive image of the black hole we saw last year). There is also …

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The magic of computational photography

How many times did it happen to you of wanting to take a photo of a building and remembering the golden rule of keeping lines parallel to your lens realise that the building will not fit? Sometimes, with a smartphone, I would take advantage of the “panorama” mode to roll …

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100+ Mpixels coming to your phone …

Xiaomi, one of the big Chinese smartphone makers, has announced its intention to deliver a 108 MPixels smartphone in 2021 (and a 60 MPixels one in 2020, both sensors are produced by Samsung). I looked around at comments and most of them are pointing out the absolute nonsense of pushing …

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Uhm, is this a photo?

Lots of excitement on April 10th as a team of scientists released the first ever photo of a black hole. The news has leaked through the media but still something was unexpected. It was not the black hole in our Galaxy but one in the M87 galaxy, farther away from …

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A bit of magic by pressing the shutter

Now, I don’t know about you but I am one of those people that wait for 5 minutes before photographing a temple (I just did that several times in Laos two weeks ago) waiting for that fleeting instant when there are not person between you (your lens) and the temple. …

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Digital Transformation – Disruptions III

From Digital Photography to Computational Photography The next disruption coming up in photography is going to be computational photography, again the result of technology evolution. To make better quality photography you needed better equipment, better atoms…: a good camera, a good film roll. This did not change with the shift …

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