Steve Litchfield talks pros and cons of EDoF (and EDoF vs AutoFocus)

| April 18, 2011 | 11 Replies

Back in November, Damien Dinning – Imaging Guru at Nokia, tried to inform us what EDoF is all about.

Since then, there’s still criticism in the blogosphere about EDoF. (Note though: The intended user base for EDoF might just be the folks who whip out the cam and snap. Not so much the photography buff, but just someone who wants a quick snap. If you’re after some versatility with macro shots, you’re out of luck…Note 2: Although I would miss macro, over all, I’d take the E7’s EDoF over my Omnia 7’s autofocus camera. Of course though if it was a Nokia grade auto-focus, I’d prefer that.)

Steve Litchfield has published a great article to explain the differences between EDoF and Auto-Focus.

  • EDoF admittedly great for videos
  • No focussing, fast in between shot times. Helps the likes of Vlad get used to not having a two stop autofocus camera, no?
  • “Good as could be expected LED indoor lit”. Would be interesting to see how EDoF would do if it had a Xenon flash.
  • Is EDoF about putting good cameras in slim devices? Folks question how is it that the likes of Samsung can squeeze AF into something as slim as the GSII. I have not seen samples yet from that Sammy but as noted in article:

“Many other manufacturers get round the size problem by making the camera smaller anyway and accepting the fact that the 5 or 8 megapixel images will be of lower quality (this is often disguised with zealous sharpening of each photo in software, to disguise the lack of genuine resolution).”

  • Steve reckons he’s put enough justification in his post (read it first) to justify 80 to 90% of Nokia phones having EDoF.

What about just smarter automatic modes and touch focus?

Have you used EDoF? What do you think of EDoF?

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