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    Cameras of the future

    I wonder when the first digital cameras will appear that have a dial on the top which say Ansel/Atget/Kertesz/HCB? Have I missed a market niche here?

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    Isn't that what hipstagram is? <\snark>

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    Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
    I wonder when the first digital cameras will appear that have a dial on the top which say Ansel/Atget/Kertesz/HCB? Have I missed a market niche here?
    Dial??

    The camera of the future will be a thin slender rectangle with a touch screen and it will show those settings in a software menu....you will also be able to place calls with the camera...


    Seriously, though, I think the camera of the future will essentially be a hand-held 3D laser scanner that will capture a digital model of the subject. Then the software will create the texture, color, lighting, viewpoint, focus, camera position, field of view etc that will be most pleasing to the majority of viewers based on its extensive software database of "what average people like." These cameras will make everyone throw away their out-dated Lytro. In anticipation of this the Lytro will be RoHS compliant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ic-racer View Post
    Dial??

    The camera of the future will be a thin slender rectangle with a touch screen and it will show those settings in a software menu....you will also be able to place calls with the camera...


    Seriously, though, I think the camera of the future will essentially be a hand-held 3D laser scanner that will capture a digital model of the subject. Then the software will create the texture, color, lighting, viewpoint, focus, camera position, field of view etc that will be most pleasing to the majority of viewers based on its extensive software database of "what average people like." These cameras will make everyone throw away their out-dated Lytro. In anticipation of this the Lytro will be RoHS compliant.
    I wouldn't buy one, but I would invent it and sell it to people. Naturally, there will be the hipstagram features built-in, along with an apple logo on one side. And of course, it will be lots of glass and slick metal, so it will easily slide out of your hand and shatter on the floor.
    Or maybe I could just make a stereoscopic attachment for an iPad....which would accomplish most of the above.

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    I'm surprised Fauxtoshop doesn't already have such options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ic-racer View Post
    The camera of the future will be a thin slender rectangle with a touch screen.
    Touch screen?

    The camera of the future will be able to read your mind.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    Touch screen?

    The camera of the future will be able to read your mind.


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    I'm so glad I will never own the "Camera of the Future"

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    In the future cameras will be unnecessary, because all the images anyone could want will be available as microstock. Even for family albums, really, no family is so distinctive that it couldn't easily be replaced by some other generic family on the beach or at an amusement park. How many different wedding configurations are there anyway? 25 weddings, and you can find all the pictures you need. In two generations, no one's going to know that it isn't the real Aunt Ethel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by E. von Hoegh View Post
    I'm so glad I will never own the "Camera of the Future"
    You won't. It will own you...

    In the future, cameras will be leased for a nominal fee. Always kept up to date as part of the leasing plan. Of course all images created will become property of the leasing company. And, it should go without saying, your camera will only function when taking pictures of approved scenes. Should you try to jail break your camera, or take illicit pictures of prohibited scenes, the built in GPS and cellular connection will notify the authorities of your location. The ensuing high voltage shock that it delivers, after confirmation from the authorities will render you immobile until the arresting officer arrives.

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    I read something about Canon creating sensors with quite a bit higher bit-depth, and with the higher resolution (data bit resolution that is), algorithms that remodel high iso noise to film emulations (pun not intended!) are all together supposed to deliver quite stunning digital shots.

    Anyone got any more facts about this?
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