Large electronics corporations make it a policy to patent anything and everything they can think of — even if they're not going to ever use it. This Samsung patent is frankly bizarre, but interesting enough that it deserves talking about. As spotted by PhotographyBay, the patent is for a compact camera with two lenses slapped on the front. The common problem with compacts (and cell phone cameras) is that their small sensors prevent you from creating shallow depth of field. In this hypothetical cam, however, the high resolution lens captures the image normally, and the offset low resolution lens then takes a second snapshot — and from the difference between the two, it calculates how far away everything in the field is. From this information, the camera can then digitally blur the background, invoking a false depth-of-field effect. That's right, it'll just blur out the background.