For those unfamiliar with a plenoptic lens, it’s basically “composed of a litany of tiny ‘sub-lenses,’ which allow those precious photons you’re capturing to be recorded from multiple perspectives.” Continue reading for a video demonstration.

The result is that you get a bunch more data in your image and an “infinite” depth of field, meaning you can toggle at what distance you want your image to be focused after the act of taking it.

[via Engadget]