A bunch of folks at Stanford are set to “reinvent digital photography” with an open-source digital camera. The idea is that it would give programmers the power to come up with new software that would have cameras doing some new tricks, and hopefully eliminate software limits that exist right now.
They’ve already developed a prototype, with the Frankencamera. In the future owners will be able to download apps to their devices and constantly improve performance, much like with your iPhone. Pretty awesome if you ask us.