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Upcoming Android Smartphones will Automatically Remove Reflections and Obstructions

Android-smartphone-imageThe researchers of MIT and Google have done a tremendous job; they are really dedicated towards their research and succeeded to develop a technique for removing undesirable reflections and obstructions from photos. The method uses a very clever technique, the camera will ask you to move your hand while taking the shot and it will take multiple images, from the multiple shots it will create a final shot by implementing new algo, the new algo will detect the fence or Obstructions punched into one image by removing the fence and putting subject into focus.

All this done with the help of newly developed algorithm developed by the researchers of MIT and Google. The Algo automatically searches for near and far subjects by utilizing the parallax effect and once the subject is identified they can be separated and obstructions.

We will soon see android smartphones camera with such feature OR google can update the camera app in next few months with this new algo, stay with us and get regular updates. Take a look at the video.

Optical Zoom Coming to Smartphones

Another BIG nail in the compact coffin, DynaOptics successfully developed a method to add optical zoom lens inside the smartphone camera module without increasing its size, but new technology needs more R&D before it adopted in large sacle, so it’s not coming too soon.

Samsung-K-zoom-camera But Samsung already manages to compress a large 10X optical zoom lens in ultra compact size, Ulocked version available at Amazon

Smartphone’s camera image quality, resolution and sensor size has improved incredibly in the past few years. The credit for this advancement goes to the manufactures of the smartphone companies who are spending billions of money in R&D of technology and due to this dedicated development in the present time smartphone image quality can overcome the quality of pictures produced by several consumer level compact cameras.

Leading lens manufacture company “DynaOptics” wants to add  optical zoom technology that would fit into even the very slim bodies of smartphones. s. To achieve this, DynaOptics does away with the conventional zoom setup, which involves lens elements moving along the optical axis to change focal length. Instead, it uses a new system that achieves the same effect with aspherical lens elements moving laterally on a micron-scale.
However presently the technology exists in only prototype format and the next task for DynaOptics would be to miniaturize it further and get it ready for mass production . The mass production will start probably by the first quarter of 2015, hence it is possible that people may see apple iPhone Plus 2 with optical zoom in 2016.


Pelican Makes Light Field Camera Module For Smartphones

Smartphone-Refocus-Sample-1 Sample Image #1 Captured with Pelican Camera module

Just like Lytro camera Pelican managed to develop small light-field camera modules for smartphone, the smartphone camera module consist of a thin array of miniature cameras, each small camera composed of tiny sensor and lens, all these are very small in size.

Smartphone-Refocus-Sample-2 Sample Image #2 Captured with Pelican Camera module

Pelican finally made it possible, now users can experience refocusing in the smartphone camera (screen shot grabbed from the samples), the camera module price is just $20. The other major advantage of Pelican camera is that its a FAST focus free camera, it will not waste your time in taking AF, Just click in to capture the entire frame and focus later.

However looking at the sample image link it is clear that the Pelican need to do a bit more work to improve its depth-of-filed technology. You can see some sample images here

Sony First Curved Sensor Based Smartphone Coming

Sony-Curved-Sensor-imageWe already know that upcoming Sony RX2 full-frame camera will use curve sensor (see here), we have also published the first sample image captured with Sony full-frame curved sensor camera here, but today we have got the full specification list of Sony upcoming curved sensor based camera module for smartphones, the camera module features a 2/3 inch curved sensor with a fixed  20mm f/1.2 lens.

Sony-Curve-sensor-smartphon creative image of upcoming Z3X / Z4 Smartphone

According to the source(s) the camera module will be used in Xperia Z3X(name not confirmed yet) smartphone, the smartphone is rumored to be announced in 2015. Rest of the rumored specification includes a El OLED display with a resolution of 2560 x 1152, 64-bit Snapdragon 810 and 4GB RAM, 2/3″ Curved Exmors-RS CMOS sensor having 22-megapixels and 4K video support.

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Canon and Microsoft Patent Cross-Licensing Agreement


Canon and Microsoft Patent Cross-Licensing Agreement surfaced over the web, according to the agreement both company will use each other technologies for upcoming future products.

I believe Canon will possibly launch a Windows mobile OS based powershot N models in future and Microsoft will use Canon high-end technologies ( may be Dualpixel AF CMOS sensor?) in upcoming flagship Lumia Phones.

Press Release by Microsoft USA

REDMOND, Wash., and TOKYO — July 2, 2014 — Microsoft Corp. and Canon Inc. on Wednesday broadened their strategic alliance with the announcement of a broad patent cross-licensing agreement. With this agreement, Microsoft and Canon gain licenses to each other’s highly valued and growing patent portfolios.

“This collaborative approach with Canon allows us to deliver inventive technologies that benefit consumers around the world,” said Nick Psyhogeos, general manager, associate general counsel, IP Licensing of the Innovation and Intellectual Property Group at Microsoft. “Microsoft believes cooperative licensing is an effective way to accelerate innovation while reducing patent disputes.”

This agreement covers a broad range of products and services each company offers, including certain digital imaging and mobile consumer products. Microsoft and Canon have a long history of collaborating to bring high-quality, cutting-edge products to consumers, including color technology. Contents of the agreement will not be disclosed.

“This agreement is a natural extension of our longstanding relationship with Microsoft and commitment to developing innovative technologies,” said Hideki Sanatake, senior general manager, Corporate Intellectual Property & Legal Headquarters of Canon Inc.

Samsung Galaxy 2 Smartphone Coming Soon


According to our readers info Samsung galaxy 2 smartphone can be announced anytime soon, (probably in Q1 of 2014) we don’t have any detailed specification yet but we will inform you as soon as we get it….

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Taking too Many Images Damage Our Memory

latest research published by Dr Linda Henkel, Fairfield University in Connecticut, Constantly taking photographs STOPS our brains remembering what happened yesterday or in past.


In a study has found that taking too many images loss our capability to remember things properly, Researchers from Connecticut conducted a test, they asked a group of students to visit museum, The next day, their memory was tested. Those students who had taken photos of the artefacts were less able to describe them, while those who hadn’t, remembered them more clearly.

Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop. – Ansel Adams