Researchers at Harvard in the US have developed a new lens that is thinner than a human hair.
The lens that is inexpensive to manufacture gives according Peta Pixel image quality that is better than a high-class conventional camera lens performs.
When the lenses are fully developed they believed could be used for example in mobile camera then be able to give as good pictures as an SLR.
The new lens consists of millions of small columns of titanium dioxide fixed to a quartz glass disc.
By arranging pillars in different patterns, the incident light is focused in a similar way as a conventional lens.
The prototype manufactured by the researchers has a diameter of just two millimeters but according to the BBC, the lenses can basically be how big any time and are produced in a similar way as silicon circuits produced.