The Next Big Thing in Digital Photography: Curved Camera Sensors

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iano Senior Member • Posts: 1,725
5 steps to a booming economy!

So we get five new steps to boost the economy.

1)  OK, so the idea is every image is effectively a rectangular piece from a sphere at the distance of the focal length.  This new tech then can curve the sensor by the amount appropriate for the focal length, saving the need to project the 'piece of a sphere' onto a nasty flat surface.

2) Now to accurately reproduce our images on screen, we need variable curve screens that can provide the correct curvature on demand. Or perhaps have a screen for each focal length?  But curved screens are not new, however they have been waiting for a technology like this to increase demand!

3) Have your printed photos ever seemed a little flat?  Not anymore! We need curved photo paper, and more significantly, the printers to print on the curves!

4 ) The photography industry can also benefit enormously.  All the group photos and thay need to be re-taken with the group matching the desired curve.  No more having rows that are straight lines.  Could be a challenge re-taking all my school year shots.... but perhaps just a little age adjusting in post?

5) Now we get to the real boom. A close photo of a wall. How to get the edges of the wall, which are futher away, in focus? Solution: we need curved walls!  Is your house full of those old fashioned flat walls that just will not suit this new revolution?  Is your dining table a flat surface not suited for food photos for social media?   A new construction and decorating boom awaits!

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