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NewsPoster Sep 26, 2013 01:27 PM
Toshiba intros 'deep focus' phone camera module with two sensors
Toshiba has introduced a smartphone camera module that utilizes two sensors to capture "deep focus" images. The technology appears to be similar to <a href=" hift/" rel='nofollow'>Lytro's cameras</a>, simultaneously capturing images and depth data. Users can then manipulate the depth of field or focal plane after taking a single picture. <br />
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The integrated processor outputs a 13-megapixel still, though the final picture is a composition from each of the five-megapixel sensors arranged side by side. The module also features a digital focus system that is said to eliminate the need for mechanical components.<br />
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Aside from post-capture focus manipulation, Toshiba also suggests the technology could be used for object extraction and gesture input. A press release <a href=" ign=Engadget&ncid=rss_semi" rel='nofollow'>referenced</a> by <em>Engadget</em> hints that the company may enable third parties to create new applications for such features.<br />
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Toshiba expects mass production to begin in April.
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