What makes Pelican's camera unique?

Pelican Imaging's advances in computational imaging have enabled a high-resolution light field camera in a mobile form factor.

Going beyond megapixels, the Pelican array camera captures in native 3D to provide complete depth information of the scene, allowing users to refocus after the fact and perform an unprecedented range of edits. Focus on any subject, change focus (even on multiple subjects) after you take the photo, capture linear measurements, scale and segment your images, change backgrounds, and apply filters, all from any device.

Take a look at 3D images captured with the Pelican camera.

Super-thin mobile array camera

At under 3mm thickness, Pelican's array camera is about 50% thinner than best-in-class current smartphone cameras. It is the first mobile plenoptic camera to capture video, 30 fps at 1080p resolution, and to capture still images at approximately 8 megapixels, with excellent image quality.

The Pelican camera architecture is designed with no moving parts, which enables the user to take an immediate first shot, followed by very rapid sucessive shots. Every scene is captured in complete focus, which means that there are no missed shots -- every picture is perfect.

Pelican's technology has been featured in many press articles, including Forbes, MIT Technology Review, and the Huffington Post; read more about our recent coverage.

Meet with us at an upcoming event or request more info. Learn more about the camera architecture in this technical paper and video, published first at SIGGRAPH Asia 2013.


Get the exact shot you want, because the Pelican camera captures every shot in complete focus. Refocus anytime after you capture the scene. Discover the freedom to select any subject in the picture, or even select multiple subjects.

Play with the refocus feature!

Original image, captured all in focus.

Focus applied to front subject.

Focus applied to both front and far subjects.