Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Let us start this post by saying this...this is freakin' amazing. So amazing, we're still trying to wrap our heads around it. The above is a digital camera...but it is no ordinary digital camera. What makes the Lytro special (aside from it's obvious difference in form and physical use) is that it the Lytro captures the entire light field when it takes a picture, which is every point of light travelling in every direction in every point in space. This means that you don't have to worry about focus and the shutter lag associated with it. With the Lytro, you actually focus after the image has been taken. Freakin' amazing!!! You can see what we mean and experiment with some Lytro photos here. This means that you literally need to know nothing about focal points, f stops, shutter speeds or composition to take amazing photographs. Blasphemy to photo purists we're sure, but you can't stop progress. Lytro is currently taking pre-orders, and the camera will ship early 2012. However, they will only ship to US addresses, but we're sure this will only be temporary. Also, one catch here, you need a Mac to import and edit the photos. The flagship Lytro (16gb) will capture 750 photos, and will only run you $499. It is only available in red, but you can get a 8gb model in either blue or grey. More info available at Lytro. More pics after the jump.