Rambus Invents a Device That Could Miniaturize Cameras

By: Jamie Danielle Munro - Published: • References: rambus & designboom
Rambus is a technology company that's come up with a lens-free camera. Most digital cameras cannot be drastically downsized because of the specific lenses that are needed to take quality shots, but Patrick Gill, a researcher at Rambus, has come up with a solution.

The device works by "replacing the focusing optic with a 200 micron-wide sensor (smaller than a pencil point), that uses a spiral shape to map light. The lens-free technology relies on a computer processor to interpret what the resulting image should look like," according to DesignBoom. Basically the camera would rely on a computer to interpret the image, instead of a heavy-duty lens.

It will be interesting to see what happens with this technology, since professional photographers still favor DSLRs over smartphones. Perhaps this will push people in the other direction.

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