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This camera lens breakthrough could lead to smartphones that outperform DSLRs

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Alberto Mcgovern
Jun 04, 2016 09:45
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A few years back, I decided to ditch my trusty DSLR and take an entirely different approach to digital photography.

I wanted something that didn t feel like a chore to haul around but could still take respectable images.

I ended up going with a micro four thirds system and haven t looked back although recent developments at Harvard may one day change my mind.

Researchers there have developed a lens built of transparent quartz that s coated with millions of microscopic titanium dioxide towers arranged in specific patterns to focus light.

The end result is that light focused through a 600nm metalens can achieve the same resolution and magnification as a traditional 5-6cm glass lens.

Assuming everything pans out, we could see smartphones with DSLR-quality cameras arrive sooner than we think.

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