Samsung Looks into Depth of Field Fix for Compact Cameras

In a recent patent application [here, via Photography Bay], Samsung proposed “a method for performing out-focus of camera having a first lens and a second lens, comprising: photographing a first image with the first lens and photographing a second image with the second lens; extracting depth information of the photographed first image and second image; and performing out-focus on the first image or the second image using the extracted depth information” [via]. Basically, they’re looking into a way to get the kind of shallow DOF results of the DSLR with a compact point-and-shoot. We recently saw that a different technology for the same result is in the works with the Lytro camera.

[Patent via Gizmodo, via Photography Bay, via Wired]

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  1. [...] Berlin. The camera will shoot both 2D and 3D still images and HD and 3D HD videos. Remember when we recently reported that Samsung was looking into two-lens technology for a compact camera to help with depth of [...]

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