Meizu MX3 gets Software Refocus, MX4 rumoured to feature Lightfield Camera
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Meizu recently released an update to version 3.3.1 of their FlyMe OS (a forked Android distribution), which adds a number of new camera features to the Meizu MX3, including software refocus.
As you can see in the video below, this feature is purely software-based: the MX3’s (non-lightfield) digital camera module takes a series of pictures with different focus levels within a few seconds (just under 4 seconds in the video), and combines them into a single interactive picture.
In other news, Übergizmo reports on new rumours that the one of the upcoming Meizu MX4 handsets, the MX4G or MX4 Pro, will feature a “Lytro-like camera system” for post-capture refocus. Unfortunately, no further details are available, so we’ll have to wait for its official introduction at CES 2014.