The New Lytro Camera – Focus After the Fact!


Photographs are an important part of my life. I admit I’m the one that has a camera everywhere I go, no, I don’t drag my giant Nikon with me to every walk in the park, but I almost always have at least a point and shoot camera in my pocket… you just never know when that magical shot will reveal itself, if you love pictures, you know exactly what I’m talking about.

Check out the new Lytro camera, and although it gives a fun and almost toy-like appearance, it is everything but. Touting the ability to focus “after the fact,” this camera actually captures all planes of light in a given picture, this allows you to take a truly instantaneous shot, without waiting for focus or for shutter delay. In other words, you get the shot exactly when you wanted it and you can play with the focus later.

Okay, so field of light photography isn’t actually new, but having this kind of ability in a tiny hand held camera is, and being able to share these photos with family and friends, and let them get in on the action and play with all your interactive photo features also makes for a novel photo experience. I don’t believe this is the only camera you’ll want to own, but if you already have a camera, this one certainly provides a fun alternative.

The Lytro Camera comes in either 16G ($499.00) or 8G ($399.00), with an 8X optical zoom, it includes the desktop application needed to process and interact with your cool HD quality “living pictures.” I have to say I did not find any mention of megapixels, so I can’t comment on print quality, but I can say, it sounds like an interesting gadget for the shutterbugs among us. Find more information, or interact with some fabulous photos at The Lytro Field of Light Camera will be available in October.


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Sam Says: October 1, 2012 at 2:14 am

Being a keen follower of technology and photography, Lycos has been in my radar for long. Unlike usual cameras Lycos do not capture still images like conventional cameras. So there is no concept of Megapixels but Megarays. I believe the initial cameras come with 11 megarays ie 11 million rays are captured at once which is equal to a HD picture (1080 vertical pixels).

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