Lens-free, pinhead-size camera

Researchers develop lens-free, pinhead-size camera - Digital cameras, digital camera reviews, photography views and news newsJuly 19, 2011 - 08:00 GMT
At the lab of Alyosha Molnar, Cornell assistant professor of electrical/computer engineering, researchers led by Patrick Gill, a postdoctoral associate have developed a lens-free, pinhead-size camera. Their working prototype, detailed in the Optics Letters, is 100th of a millimeter thick, and one-half millimeter on each side. The camera resolves images about 20 pixels across, not portrait studio quality, but enough to shed light on previously hard-to-see things. It's not going to be a camera with which people take family portraits...More