Standard cameras capture a single plane of light. The Lytro Light Field Camera takes an unusual approach to photography by capturing 11 million light rays with its light field sensor – all the light traveling in every direction in every point in space. This eliminates the need for a focusing motor which also means no shutter delay. The result? Stunning photographs that can be refocused on any point in the picture. The Lytro has an 8x optical zoom, constant f/2 lens and comes in two models: 16GB for $499 and 8GB for $399. (More specs here) The technology in this innovative new camera fascinates me and like any new technology you’re paying a premium. It remains to be seen how competitors like Canon, Nikon, and Sony respond to Lytro’s awesome new innovation.
Lytro Light Field Camera Puts Every Picture In FocusEd Steele October 20, 2011 Comments Off
Photographer and technology critic Ed Steele is the creator and editor of GadgetMadness and has been finding and reviewing the coolest gadgets first since 2003.