Panasonic develops Time of Flight camera sensor for a "PERFECT autofocus system"

Panasonic develops Time of Flight camera sensor for a "PERFECT autofocus system"
(Image credit: Panasonic)

Panasonic is developing a Time of Flight camera sensor that would deliver "a new PERFECT autofocus system", superior to even the best hybrid contrast and phase detect systems, according to a new report. 

While the story states that the new technology is being developed for Panasonic's line of Micro Four Thirds cameras, it would stand to reason that the manufacturer ultimately plans to bring it to the S1 series of full-frame bodies.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.