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by M.G. Siegler


Cameras are about to get a lot smaller

The Economist:

To mimic the image-making role of the optics in conventional cameras, the OPA manipulates incoming light using electrons. Dr Hajimiri compares the technique to peering through a straw while moving the far end swiftly across what is in front of you and recording how much light is in each strawful.

The fundamentals of camera optics are very divisive when it comes to this debate. This is how and why Apple has the camera "bump" on every iPhone. Might that change...


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