Camera technology has been advancing in leaps and bounds, and now new developments will see photo quality twice as good as today – even on camera phones with their built-in limitations.
The advnaces are being made by Eastman Kodak, which has developed a colour-filter technology that will double the sensitivity to light in the digital camera's image sensor.
This means an end to those frustrating images of dark shapes, taken when the light simply wasn't good enough to take a decent photograph.
Eastman Kodak says the new development will see a two- to four-times improvement in light sensitivity.
The new filter would replace the existing filter system used by most manufacturers, which was developed by a Kodak scientist in 1976.
Consumers can expect to see the new technology enabled in digital cameras and camera phones by next year.