Better panoramas with new algorithm for image stitching
A couple of math professors propose in a paper published by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics a new approach for image stitching. Their research is poised to improve panoramas, which are a hot topic in today’s photography world.
Simple lenses producing better image quality, a promise from researchers
In a paper for SIGGRAPH 2013, a group of Canadian and German researches come with a set of algorithms to improve image quality for picture taken with simple lenses. This would allow for simplification in digital camera lenses construction, therefore a reduction in weight and price.
Dim light sensor breakthrough allows sharp photo revolution
A graphene light sensor prototype is expected to appear soon on the market. Integrating the latest breakthroughs in capturing light electrons, the sensor is almost certain to replace standard CMOS and CCD solutions. Dim light conditions will not be a challenge anymore, as the graphene sensor is one thousand times more sensitive than its predecessors.
Bell Labs creates lensless camera based on a single pixel
Bell Labs scientists have been inventing things that we use on a daily basis for ages. These guys have done it again, as a team of researchers has introduced a new type of camera which does not use a lens to capture photos. Instead, the device relies on compressive sensing and a single pixel to gather everything it needs.
Impressive sound camera can actually see noises
Scientists at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have developed a camera, which can actually see in sounds. Professor Suk-Hyung Bae and his colleagues have actually won a Red Dot Design Award for their invention, that could have big implications in several industries, thanks to its portability and low price.
Long distance 3D imaging has reached one kilometer mark
Scientists from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh have developed a camera that can take long distance 3D images, of up to one kilometer away. Time-of-Flight depth imaging could improve mapping and assessment of potential hazards.
Nikon 400mm lens gets the lead role in quantum experiment
Photographers are not really thinking about conducting scientific experiments with their equipment. However, a team of European researchers are doing so. The scientists have proposed astronauts aboard the International Space Station to modify a Nikon 400mm lens, in order to perform a quantum entanglement experiment.
Phantom Flex4k camera breaks records, filming 1000 fps at 4K
Vision Research’s Phantom Flex4k camera reaches 1000 frames-per-second speeds, recorded at 4k resolution. It covers 12 stops of dynamic range, using a Super 35 CMOS sensor, making it perfect for cinematic slow-motion scenes.
MIT researchers reveal revolutionizing chipset for mobile photography
Mobile photography will soon rival images taken with digital cameras. Advancements in the mobile industry will force camera makers to rethink their strategies. A revolutionizing technology is proposed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who have developed a new chip for mobile image sensors.
Austrian researchers reveal transparent and flexible image sensor
Digital cameras may finally get a design overhaul, thanks to a new type of image sensors, developed by researchers at the Johannes Kepler University Linz in Austria. Scientists revealed a transparent image sensor, that could provide motion-tracking support, with implications in medical scanners, digital cameras, and other devices.