This is a great overview of some of the work shown at Siggraph in recent years. For those of you interested in the technology of photography, this is definitely a worthwhile watch: http://www.podtech.net/scobleshow/technology/1663/advanced-photographic-research-at-stanford-with-prof-marc-levoy Marc walks through the state of the art in "Computational Photography". Marc is a professor at Stanford, and he talks about the great research being done at Stanford, like digitally re-focusing images, the multi-camera array, and the Digital Michelangelo Project.
It was also nice to see him mention some of the work being done at Microsoft Research. In the first 10 minutes of the video MSR is mentioned several times including a reference to Image Deblurring with Blurred/Noisy Image Pairs, one of my favorite paper’s from this year’s Siggraph conference. I was also very happy to see him using HD View (at 36:54 in the video) on his own personal photos.