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Sony video teases phones with 3D ToF cameras

Back in 2015 Sony acquired Belgiums Softkinetic, which produced 3D Time of Flight cameras called DepthSense. Yesterday, Sony posted an image titled Life with DepthSense, which shows different possible applications for phones with 3D ToF cameras.

The first imagines 3D virtual graffiti, friends and family can leave you drawings and notes which you can explore and even walk through using your phone. The next concept (1 minute in) puts the ToF camera on the front for enhanced animated selfies.

There are entertainment opportunities too, like shooting robots with finger guns (1:15). Such a phone can also help you shop (1:50) by giving you the exact dimensions of things youre considering (e.g. will my iPad fit in this handbag?).