Supertiny cameras could shrink from pill size to dust size

The pill-sized cameras in today’s mobile phones may seem miraculously tiny, given that a decade ago the smallest cameras available for retail sale were the size of a pack of cards. Ali Hajimiri of the California Institute of Technology will make far smaller cameras. His team plan to replace them with truly minuscule devices that spurn every aspect of current photographic technology. Not only do Dr Hajimiri’s cameras have no moving parts, they also lack lenses and mirrors – in other words, they have no conventional optics. That does away with the focal depth required by today’s cameras, enabling the … Continue reading Supertiny cameras could shrink from pill size to dust size