The Frankencamera

Andrés Calderón andres.calderon at
Sun Jul 25 17:49:09 EDT 2010

On Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 4:30 PM, Werner Almesberger <werner at> wrote:
> Marco Castorina wrote:
>> I know a little about digital photography: yes you can use digital
>> zoom but what it does is using just a part of the CMOS and
>> calculate the pixels from there for the full resolution image.
> Ah, zoom was a bad example. You're right, digital zoom just throws
> away information and interpolates the rest.
> What I meant was, instead of using optics to create an undistorted
> small image on the sensor, one could use a distorted image and
> algorithmically reconstruct the undistorted image. Like they did
> it with the Hubble :-)
> For zoom, you'd still have to change the angle of view, but you
> wouldn't need the complex optics that make sure the image doesn't
> get distorted when changing the focal length.

Noise reduction it's another great example of computational photography:

-   Andrés Calderón

> - Werner
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