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This High-Speed Tracking Camera Could Snap the Flash's Family Portrait

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Convincing kids to sit still long enough to take their picture either takes a small army of distracting stuffed animals, or the University of Tokyo's new high-speed camera tracking system which guarantees your subject is always in frame.

Instead of moving the glass elements in a lens, or the camera's sensor which can only compensate for subtle movements, the Ishikawa Oku Lab's system uses a pair of independent high-speed mirrors that bounce the subject into the camera's lens, while at all times compensating for extreme movements in pan and tilt. Seeing it action is utterly amazing, and there's no doubt this technology could revolutionize baby photography as we know it.


[DigInfo TV]