Camera Technology You Didn’t Know You Wanted

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Digital photography is an ever-changing landscape because of the amount of innovation in camera technology that is present in photography. Digital cameras are always changing and improving to get consumers features they want. Many features in digital cameras today aren’t really intended for them. Some of the best camera features you enjoy today came from NASA itself. Somehow, many of the digital camera features they discover eventually comes to mainstream camera world.

Even with all the camera improvements we enjoy today, there are still quite a few technologies waiting to be unleashed to the public. Below are some of the most promising advancements coming to digital camera technology in the years to come.

Shutter buttons may go away sooner than you might think

Physical shutter button is a must on any camera. This is the button you press when you want to take a shot. However, with the evolution on how we use our cameras, we are slowly realizing that we can do away with a physical shutter button. Drones don’t really have physical shutter buttons but they work just fine. Many action cameras, while with shutter buttons, can easily function without it.

Slowly, we are moving into a button-less world. Many cameras today have built-in voice command and other shutterless features that makes taking pictures remarkably easier.

Compact cameras are here to stay

When you think of professional looking photos, you may think of bulky DSLRs and a bunch of camera lenses. Only a decade ago, there were no DSLRs. Back then, we only have SLRs, with no “D” or digital in the name. The move to digital was considered a huge technological leap even then. Because of the move to digital, cameras today are slowly moving away from using moving parts. Earlier this year, a tech company even introduced an ultra-compact camera that measures less than 1 inch. It contains no moving parts.

Improving ISO

ISO is basically the light sensitivity of the camera. ISO determines how much light the camera sensor can detect while still providing serviceable photo quality. Back then, we need to expose the subject several seconds more if we want to get the right exposure. Today, because of the advancement in ISO management, it is now possible to capture without much light with less blur and noise.

Selective focus selection

If you’ve reading some photography news, you may have seen the Lytro camera. Lytro cameras basically function same as other cameras with an added unique feature. Unlike all cameras before it, Lytro cameras allow the users to select which part of the picture to focus after the shot has been taken. This is a first in digital photography and will have many uses in the future. Obviously, this technology still has a lot of room to grow but it is showing some promise.