There's a new and surprisingly affordable ($399-$499) camera using something called an 11-megaray light-field sensor
that's due out in early 2012. Made by Lytro, it allows you to grab a shot and then focus within
the picture after
it's been taken. Almost like being in one of those police forensic or spy-thriller scenes where some character inevitably says "Can you enhance that spot over there?"
Well...now it looks like you can.
Very svelte and stylish form factor. It also packs an 8X optical zoom and features instant-on. Sweet!
In addition to some excellent uses in news and blogging photography, I'm sure this technology will also be a major boon for all the "up-skirt" and "down-blouse" photo creeps out there. Oh well...Endgadget
has a review of it here
. Check it out!
(Note to moderator(s): Could one of you folks move this post over to the Living Room? I don't know why I put it on the software discussion board. Thx.) Thanks whoever did it!