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    LG patent reveals smartphone with 16 rear cameras array

    4x4 camera matrix useful for best-photo, variable pose, and synthetic animation.
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    Re: LG patent reveals smartphone with 16 rear cameras array

    No, go away with your stupid camera arrays. You only need 1 really great sensor.
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    Re: LG patent reveals smartphone with 16 rear cameras array

    This is getting stupid, although I do wonder which manufacturer is going to be in first, with a phone covered in RGB LEDs...

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    Re: LG patent reveals smartphone with 16 rear cameras array

    Quote Originally Posted by friesiansam View Post
    this is getting stupid, although i do wonder which manufacturer is going to be in first, with a phone covered in rgb leds...
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    Re: LG patent reveals smartphone with 16 rear cameras array

    I can see this as a 3D imaging gimmick. I can't see it working very well as a 3D gimmick.

    If it is to be used on a flagship phone, it'll need a separate proper camera otherwise the compromises will be so great I can't see it being competitive. So it'll be silly expensive.

    No change there then.

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    Re: LG patent reveals smartphone with 16 rear cameras array

    Oh and "AI software" which will allow you to "change a subject's head"... umm, I can't see this being abused in any way shape or form.

    How long until "School kid kills self after fake naked selfie made on smartphone spread around school" hits the headlines? Simple image editing is one thing as it's so obviously fake, but making it seamless and easy is opening the door to all sorts of trouble. Photoshopping should remain a skill.

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    Re: LG patent reveals smartphone with 16 rear cameras array

    gillette LG - the best a man phone can get!

    Why stop at 16...
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    Re: LG patent reveals smartphone with 16 rear cameras array

    All those eyes watching you. Remind you of anything?


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    Re: LG patent reveals smartphone with 16 rear cameras array

    Quote Originally Posted by atemporal View Post
    All those eyes watching you. Remind you of anything?
    Stop trying to make me associate all the cameras with cute fuzzy animals, I'm trying to maintain a cynical and distrusting attitude here...

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    Re: LG patent reveals smartphone with 16 rear cameras array

    Even with the size of modern phones I'm not sure even if the camera were 6" apart that it'd be able to capture that much extra information to make an object even slightly rotatable. They could compete with 1830s stereoscopic images though.

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    Re: LG patent reveals smartphone with 16 rear cameras array

    Quote Originally Posted by Ozaron View Post
    Stop trying to make me associate all the cameras with cute fuzzy animals, I'm trying to maintain a cynical and distrusting attitude here...
    You and I have very different ideas of what constitutes as 'cute'.
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    Re: LG patent reveals smartphone with 16 rear cameras array

    Quote Originally Posted by jibjab View Post
    Even with the size of modern phones I'm not sure even if the camera were 6" apart that it'd be able to capture that much extra information to make an object even slightly rotatable. They could compete with 1830s stereoscopic images though.
    My ancient HTC Evo 3D could take images that are able to be slightly rotated by moving the phone/screen around, and that just used a simple dual lens solution!

    I've actually kept that phone safe in a drawer as it's niche tech does still come in handy, especially for holiday videos (you can view them on a 3dtv and get a real sense of seeing the places you have been again, 3D may be dead but I am very happy I invested in it to be perfectly honest, but now I am just rambling off topic, sorry!).

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    Re: LG patent reveals smartphone with 16 rear cameras array

    I wonder if there is a market for a camera with a built in cellphone?
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    Re: LG patent reveals smartphone with 16 rear cameras array

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    I wonder if there is a market for a camera with a built in cellphone?
    The Nokia Pureview 808 didn't sell too well so I'd guess not.

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    Re: LG patent reveals smartphone with 16 rear cameras array

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    I wonder if there is a market for a camera with a built in cellphone?
    Nor the Samsung Galaxy phone thing...
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