08 March 2010

A Fully Programmable, Open Source Camera

Cameras are like mobile phones. Mobile phone operating systems cannot be altered easily because the manufacturer does not release its specifications. Camera operating systems are also closed. For instance, increasing the number of exposures in an automatic exposure bracketing series is not possible.

Google is trying to break open this area for mobile phones with the Android operating system. Wouldn't it also be nice change you camera operating system? These students at Stanford university are researching this area with their Frankenstein camera. Take a look at the video below. If you look closely, you will see they are using a Canon EF-S 10-22 lens for their project.

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