The ART and SCIENCE of photography – Will the balance cease to exist?

[This is a re-post of my thoughts from an earlier blog (Photographytalk.wordpress.com), dated 2010/07/07]

"Texas Rodeo"

Panned capture of a Rodeo event.

I have been pondering on this topic for quite some time now; so I was really very amused when I learnt about the recent announcement of the concept “Wonder camera” from Canon at the Shanghai Expo 2010 [See at engadget if you have not seen it already].
It is claimed that it will have massively high resolution (undisclosed as of now), a single lens capable of zooming from macro to 5000mm and take only video in which every frame will have everything in focus and in “perfect exposure” from near to far.
What are potential implications, if and when this concept becomes a reality? Continue reading