Daniel Reetz wrote:
>>> I suggested this as soon as digital cameras came out and was laughed
>>> at because "there will never be enough memory on a camera to run
>>> that kind of software." How times change!
>> Interesting, isn't it?
> Yes. I spoke with some DxO people at a conference in San Diego, and
> asked them about DxO Optics Pro, why I should use/buy it, why they
> make it, etc. In the course of explaining it to me, the rep explained
> that their primary business is doing custom chips for mobile phone
> cameras, to compensate for the horrible noise, CA, and other problems
> that stem from using cheap lenses. I thought it was tremendously
> interesting that it was economically viable to purchase an ASIC to
> compensate for a cheap lens or a poorly made camera. The future of
> camera output AND construction will be very interesting, indeed, but
> perhaps not the way we'd like them to be.
I'm surprised it's a custom chip, and not just software
on the main CPU. The main cpu of a phone (these days)
is quite powerful.