LiDAR - the new AF?

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LiDAR - the new AF?
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I wonder if any of the big camera companies will include LiDAR in a camera one day? Forget phase detect or contrast - you just focus on exactly what you point at.

https://petapixel.com/2020/10/27/this-external-lidar-device-can-add-continuous-autofocus-to-any-camera/

"LiDAR is the latest autofocus technology that, when widely available, should revolutionize expectations for autofocus in any camera. LiDAR is currently offered on the iPhone 12 series of cameras, but in a recent test, it was shown to still not be quite as effective at tracking as Sony’s technology in that application. That said, combining the potential of LiDAR with the deep learning or AI algorithms many camera manufacturers currently have could result in some incredibly fast and accurate tracking in the future."

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