This disclosure describes a method to utilize all the pixels in capturing visual information at all distances using an array of cameras. The method uses a surface that has both transparent and reflective surfaces built onto it. When the light rays come into contact with this surface, parts of the light travel through the transparent parts and parts of light reflect off the reflective part. Two types of camera arrays capture the two types of light rays: the light rays that pass through and the light rays that reflect off. The configuration is arranged in a way that no two camera fields of views overlap each other when capturing visual information. Thereby each field of views in all the cameras is optimally used to capture the visual information in the combined field of view.
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abeysekera, punarjeewa, "All Distance Optimally Capturing Camera Array", Technical Disclosure Commons, (June 23, 2021)