"'If light field photography becomes much more prevalent, which we believe will happen over time, we think will be much more convenient to have it built into your camera,' Connor said in a recent speech at the 6sight conference on digital imaging. 'We're trying to be a catalyst to get this to happen.'
Adobe's plenoptic camera lens can help create a 3D representation of a scene.
Adobe also is working in the new domain. It's been showing a prototype camera with a 'plenoptic' lens--one made of many smaller lenses. A computer processing the subimages, each with a slightly different perspective, can reconstruct 3D attributes."