well, 1000 times shorter exposure times will change photography for sure. but it's still in early development. will take some time to trickle down to consumer level cameras.................... Nature Magazine: Serial time-encoded amplified imaging for real-time observation of fast dynamic phenomena K. Goda1*, K. K. Tsia1* & B. Jalali1* Ultrafast real-time optical imaging is an indispensable tool for studying dynamical events such as shock waves1,2, chemical dynamics in living cells3,4, neural activity5,6, laser surgery79 and microfluidics10,11. However, conventional CCDs (charge-coupled devices) and their complementary metaloxidesemiconductor (CMOS) counterparts are incapable of capturing fast dynamical processes with high sensitivity and resolution. This is due in part to a technological limitationit takes time to read out the data from sensor arrays. Also, there is the fundamental compromise between sensitivity and frame rate; at high frame rates, fewer photons are collected during each framea problem that affects nearly all optical imaging systems. Here we report an imaging method that overcomes these limitations and offers frame rates that are at least 1,000 times faster than those of conventional CCDs. Our technique maps a two-dimensional (2D) image into a serial time-domain data stream and simultaneously amplifies the image in the optical domain. We capture an entire 2D image using a single-pixel photodetector and achieve a net image amplification of 25 dB (a factor of 316). This overcomes the compromise between sensitivity and frame rate without resorting to cooling and highintensity illumination. As a proof of concept, we perform continuous real-time imaging at a frame speed of 163 ns (a frame rate of 6.1 MHz) and a shutter speed of 440 ps. We also demonstrate realtime imaging of microfluidic flow and phase-explosion effects that occur during laser ablation.