Wishing for a Frankencamera

So I’m adding this to my wish list…

For the prototype, he and his colleagues developed a program that instructs the camera to take two rapid shots if a frame has both dark and light parts. One shot exposes correctly for the dark; one shot exposes correctly for the light. The program then merges the two images into one, taking the best parts from each.

And what if a camera could do the same thing for focus — take three shots, focusing on different things in each frame, and merge them into one crystal-clear shot?

Frankencamera invented by Marc Levoy. Photo courtesy of NPR.

View NPR‘s article and listen to their radio piece by clicking here: Frankencamera

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