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New Samsung Cameras Boast Fog-Killing Mode

Samsung recently announced five new digital cameras due for release sometime in February. Two of these cameras, the ST60 and ST70, have a pretty interesting and unique digital effect mode called DeFog Clear/Fog Lifting that the company claims “cuts through the haze to take clear photos”.

While there’s no sample images or additional information on how this fog-elimination is done, our guess is that rather than utilizing some super-sophisticated technological mojo, the camera will simply increase blacks, contrast, and clarity, much like we’ve done in this example:

This is pretty relevant to the poll, “Should Digital Cameras Go the Way of Cell Phones?”, we just posted today. If digital cameras were like the iPhone or Android OS, a developer could make this “fog-killing” feature really easily without it being announced as a special feature by a camera maker.

(via Photo Rumors)


Image credit: Lonely Birthday by cindy47452


 
 
  • jackmackenna

    There's a way to get around this without buying a new camera. Don't take pictures in fog.

  • jackmackenna

    There's a way to get around this without buying a new camera. Don't take pictures in fog.

  • http://twitter.com/olegskl Oleg Sklyanchuk

    There's a way around anything without buying any camera – don't take pictures at all.

  • joakimbergquist

    Silly feature.. but everythink works as a selling technique as long as there are some fancy or technical words in it :P

  • joakimbergquist

    Silly feature.. but everythink works as a selling technique as long as there are some fancy or technical words in it :P

  • http://www.latente.it/ Latente

    maybe have a strong IR sensitivity.

  • http://www.latente.it/ Latente

    maybe have a strong IR sensitivity.