The Lytro camera

Published:  October 20, 2011
The Lytro camera

Not only does the Lytro look very different (i.e. square box shape) but it’s become known as the camera that ‘shoots first and focuses later’. Basically unlike a ‘normal’ camera that captures a single plane of light, the Lytro, “captures the entire light field, which is all the light traveling in every direction in every point in space.”

“Since you’ll capture the color, intensity, and direction of all the light, you can experience the first major light field capability – focusing after the fact. Focus and re-focus, anywhere in the picture.” You can check out the longer explanation here.

Lytro are currently taking preorders on their site for US $399- $499, so it’ll be interesting to see what this camera is actually like. Give us your thoughts on it below…

All images taken from Lytro’s site.

One Response

  1. Marcel

    This looks like a 1990s Bang & Olufsen number and a one trick pony. Are people really struggling so much with post-selective-focus-disorder that they are willing to shell out on a separate camera just for it and forsake dozens of other much more useful features? Sure great technology and concept, but this does not warrant being a stand alone product, it’s just a feature and will probably become a feature on a Canon or Nikon DSLR.

    Plus where are the form/function considerations? How are you meant to carry this thing around day to day? The marketing shots look so goofy. “Here look how easy it is to carry around this long cubic form. It fist so naturally in my hand and pocket”.

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