Lytro's camera lets you shoot now, focus later -- starts at $399

Shawn Knight

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Lytro has unveiled the world’s first light field camera as a consumer-friendly device. The Silicon Valley start-up teased photographers and the tech savvy with sample images in June which left…

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taimuraly

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I like the way it looks, kinda simple and well built. Reminds me of Apple Products. Heck even the Lytro site has the Apple feel to it. Pricing too seems over charged - Apple :haha:
 
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Is this just for facebook & such? Whats the resolution? All the samples are pretty small...
If I'm running Hi def I'd want a HQ desktop image...
 
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Field light camera don't work in the same way as conventional cameras, so you can't compare them in terms of megapixels.

I think it is fantastic they have gone for a square format, so you can crop to be portrait or landscape later. It's just a shame that they didn't produce more of a prosumer body.
 

nazartp

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First, to qualify my comments - the idea sounds absolutely great.

Let's pose another question - what's the maximum usable print size that this camera can produce?
 
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Nice idea but I am not really impressed after manipulating the images on their website ...
 
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I'll wait until V2.0 to take the plunge, but the notion of selecting a focus points after the shutter is pressed is very intriguing.

I think overall though that the device is too expensive to tempt people to explore the technology.

Pro's will focus on the lack of features, post processing options, no windows support for the devices image collection, limitations of uploading the pics to F'book or to Lytro's Cloud. Non pro camera geeks will balk at the price. And the rest of the market will consider selecting focus points post shoot a novelty.
 
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750 photos in 16GB = 22Mb per photo, so I would expect the final .jpg produced after all manipulation to have a decent number of pixels, definitely above 12MP!