Potential dead horse: how bad is FF's deep DoF disadvantage?

Started Mar 5, 2014 | Discussions thread
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sportyaccordy OP Veteran Member • Posts: 5,798
Re: SmartPhones and Shallow DoF - no large sensors needed

Lab D wrote:

If you haven't seen smartphone camera makers are working hard to not only create very shallow DoF, but to also let you pick the focal point AFTER the picture is taken. There are many benefits here. One is, no longer will you slightly miss focus and ruin a shot, and another is you can change your mind later after evaluating what looks better.

This will trickle up to the larger sensors too. And NO, at this moment you can NOT do it for EVERY situation, but it is only a matter of time.

Interesting stuff indeed, but ultimately those techniques are utilizing clever ways to simulate a larger sensor, usually through an array of small ones. I'm excited to see that, and I'm sure it will make for interesting stuff, but ultimately sensor area is sensor area.

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