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. A light-field camera? Ok. This is very cool!
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!