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Meantime as Silicon Valley start up taking photography to a new level and it's gadget is no regular point -- camera what kind of an impact will this tiny device have on how we take pictures.
Only one person to ask there would be out -- -- DC all things digital personal technology columnist at the Wall Street Journal so this is the electro camera here hold -- up there won't.
I'm home and are not Connell it's electro camera.
I think they -- -- hot bread sales -- -- and gray does not looks like a little telescope.
And away and this is what it has it has -- big.
Wide open land stays open even when your resuming its an eight X optical zoom -- and resuming takes place inside years so it doesn't.
For -- -- on the other end it has a screen a touch screen like gone.
You know what a Smart bomb with relatively few commands -- -- so it's not too complicated and it only really has three buttons there's a shutter.
There's a power button and then there's a slider kind of hidden over here for making -- zoom.
But that's not really what's what's revolutionary about it.
-- It essentially is different technology the way that we think about taking photographs it reinvented and the one thing that I think jumps out of everybody is that you could take a picture and refocus it.
After the fact.
Dig in that's right so this is called the light field camera and it comes out of some research.
I'd done -- Stamford and I'm -- it gets very technical and I am economic burden everybody -- but basically.
It just takes in a lot more information about what's hitting the -- -- a typical camera does including.
The direction of the light rays in fact they actually.
Quantify this camera not in terms of megapixels but in terms of light -- they say they can.
Capture eleven million a light rays so you wind up with a photo file a digital photo -- -- has a ton of information and it.
And even years later you're going to be able use the information that -- that -- different things.
And the first one is what you mentioned which is take a picture by the way to it's pretty instant you just boom boom boom boom.
He can take a picture Chris you're not waiting for it to auto focus because you can focus -- refocus it later either on the camera itself for on year.
A computer and by the way can change it it's not permit if I wanna Bible.
I can focus on one or the other show you guys -- -- -- that we would have to -- something in I -- -- And then there's.
No crime that it yet it's there's there's no cropping -- -- -- the standard editing things yet because it's a different file format but they.
Are promising that for this year.
They're promising other effects like changing the perspective of the picture right and what what is -- -- -- me.
Is that why you say at the end because is a big story here that you could just take this a big American innovation story you know this.
Coming out of Stanford Smart people coming -- these great ideas about this is a great story this thing seems really -- but at the -- your column you say.
It's a second camera for most people at least for now.
At least for now -- 'cause because most people are gonna wanna crop and do some of these other things and death.
The end you know right now for since it only works of the of this software that.
They provide for this is only on Max they're doing a windows version for later in the year so I'm really saying -- now it's the same camera.
I certainly think it as the potentially become.
Your your principal camera when you're not using your cell phone or who knows they could even get this kind of technology eventually into self bombs.
So you're right this is an American -- innovation story and it's an example where somebody has up ended a whole.
A whole thing we poll taken for granted by bring out a whole new way of looking at it.
Waters great to see -- terrific column has always -- to see you next week.
And -- Mossberg.
With the Wall Street Journal that check out one of those and it and here in the studio take my picture to clients.
-- you know you want to know something every time I leave the death by the let -- picks that I have like.
A hundred photographs of Connell and Josh -- -- -- Not -- -- -- they're just you know just random action jobs you.
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