I remember reading about this awhile back, looks like it’s almost ready for primetime. Basically, it’s a camera that captures all the information it can about the scene in front of the lens, allowing you to adjust focus, light levels, etc. after the fact. That’s right, now you’ll just take essentially a P&S shot and deal with how you wanted it to look later – which you can do to a point now, but now with the same control granularity, and outside of sharpening your focus is what it is on today’s cameras. Nutty.
Pricing is claimed to be similar to today’s consumer level cameras, should be interesting to see them when they come to market later this year. In the meantime trip out on the demo images below – click on something to refocus, doubleclick to zoom.