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05-01-2012, 03:21 PM
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The new camera sounds pretty cool:

But it was the smartphone's camera that really seemed to excite the audience. It has a feature that captures several frames in quick succession, frames which can be combined to create a single "ideal" picture. For example, if one person was blinking in a group photo shot, they can be replaced with an image of their face taken moments earlier with their eyes open.

When the company demonstrated fixing one picture of a woman — opening her eyes and tacking a smile on her face — the audience gasped and burst into applause.

That enthusiasm was no doubt what organizers hoped for, as app developers will be a major part of the company's strategy to keep pace with competitors.

It also has a camera that allows a user to zoom in on a face within a picture, and to play around with frames on either side of when the picture was taken – and a video was shown of a user winding back the clock on a photo to a moment when the subject’s eyes weren’t closed.

Along with gasps from the crowd, the camera app also caught the eye of veteran tech analyst Peter Misek of Jefferies and Company.

“Of all the functions, the one that's truly world class is the camera. This is an edge over Apple,” said Misek. “Apple’s been trying to do something like this for a while, and it's really hard to do.”

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