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Frankencamera Could Herald a New Digital Photography Era

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Virtually all features of the open source, programmable Frankencamera developed by a team of Stanford scientists are open to modification.

Credit: LinuxInsider

There's a pieced-together monster shaking up the campus of Stanford University this fall, and it's named after the legendary, lumbering creature that Halloween nightmares are made of. Rather than parts of human corpses, however, this monster was cobbled together from a Texas Instruments system on a chip, off-the-shelf Canon lenses, an imaging chip from a Nokia N95 phone and — most important of all — Linux. It's the Frankencamera, and it's here to change the way digital photography is done.

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