Old and nervous people, rejoice! Apple’s scientists are at it again, and this time, they’re busy making camera phone pictures less blurry! Apple has filed for a new U.S. patent about a method to “capture and store images continuously from a device’s camera before a user presses the shutter button," and then automatically select the best image.
This means, your device will take pictures before you press the shutter. That’s right folks… psychic phones. Then, based upon factors such as exposure time, image contrast, focus, dynamic range, etc., the opinionated phone selects the best image of the set.
To be fair, similar technology already exists in the Blackberry 10. All this and the device is basically just shooting burst. Except now, it will make the decisions for you.
There is also the greater point. Is the line between video and still cameras noticeably beginning to fade? What do you think?