Roland Piquepaille at ZDNet.com discusses a National Geographic article on the use of fly eyes for helping digital cameras and surveillance systems to “see” better.
From the article —
Even with our sophisticated cameras, we can sometimes get poor pictures. This usually happens because cameras use an average light setting to control brightness. When parts of a scene are much brighter than others, the result is that you don’t catch accurately all the parts. According to National Geographic News, by mimicking how flies see, Australian researchers can now produce digital videos in which you can see every detail. This technique could be used to develop better video cameras, military target-detection systems and surveillance equipment.
Source: Fly eyes for spying cameras