Depth edge detection and rendering

This would be a cool camera to own, even if I really didn't have any use for depth edge detection and rendering. Also, when I was back in Seattle last time I ran into Jeff Bezos at a wedding, and he mentioned having seen a camera demo at MIT in which a camera would take three photos of varying exposure and then intelligently use parts of each photo to form a final picture. It would be a form of simultaneous bracketing and would be extremely useful in high contrast situations. No more having to burn and dodge in the darkroom, or selecting odd-shaped areas in Photoshop with the magic lasso.