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Toshiba to Bring Lytro-like Camera Technology to Smartphones and Tablets

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According to recent reports, Toshiba is working on a camera for smartphones and tablets that will allow users to focus on certain points in images well after the photo has been taken. If this sounds familiar, it’s because Lytro, a device that Kellex was fascinated with for about 48 hours, does this same effect. Once a picture is taken, you can then go back and re-focus on any point in said image. It’s neat, but when can we expect to see it in our phones? 

Well, if the reports are right, then we are looking at sometime before the end of 2013. Our issue is that since this is Toshiba, we’ll have to hope they make a smartphone with this sensor in place that makes its way to the U.S. that we will actually want to purchase. Fingers crossed.

Show of hands who would buy a phone or tablet just for an amazing camera?

Via: Engadget

  • Sqube

    Is this going to have a practical effect on the quality of images? Or is this just going to be post-processing that only works with Toshiba’s proprietary camera app? If it’s not open to everyone, it’s just not going to be worth anything.

  • JBartcaps

    Honestly, camera’s should be a major selling point for all smartphone manufacturers. I would rather have a quality camera on my smartphone that I use every single day and take everywhere with me than going out and buying a separate camera

  • Tony Allen

    Lytro + Photosphere

    • Nick Norman

      Holy Sh!t the would be EPIC!

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  • paintblljnkie

    Just heard about the Lytro the other day. I would be interested

  • j__h

    I bet they are just taking photos while sweeping the focus.

  • “Kellex was fascinated with for about 48 hours”
    Seems legit.

    • We have a tendency to get super involved in things and then sort of drop interest. That’s the life of a tech geek though! 🙂

      • michael arazan

        That’s the life of people with ADD too