Computational Photography can create unexpected results

These days there are numerous examples of modern phone cameras creating unusual, physics bending results.

PetaPixel posted this story presenting a unique photo anomaly most likely due to computational photography employed by modern phone cameras (in this case an iPhone).

People may not be aware of this, but when they click the shutter on their smartphone it takes multiple images and chooses the best elements in a very short space of time.

PetaPixel also has a longer read explaining Computational Photography in detail that may be of interest:


A person quoted in the article comments informally that this sort of error is a β€œone in a million,” but given the number of photos taken with iPhones these days, I bet it’s more like one in a billion. Apple says that over 3 trillion photos were taken with iPhones in 2022.

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