Sunday, March 4, 2012

Lytro Camera: Shoot Now Focus Later

 Lytro, a startup camera maker has unveiled its first Lytro consumer light field camera. The Lytro camera introduces a new way to take and experience pictures. The amazing feature in this camera is it captures all the rays of light in a scene which helps to focus a picture after it is taken.

This camera offers

a powerful 8x optical zoom lens in an iconic rectangular design and creates interactive living pictures that can be refocused constantly. The camera feature a light field sensor that collects the color, intensity, and the direction of every light ray flowing into the camera, capturing a picture in four dimensions. In addition to that, the camera uses a light field engine which allows refocusing pictures directly on the camera.

The camera has a sleek design, no unnecessary modes or dials it just have two buttons: power and shutter buttons and has a touchscreen display. The camera also comes with a Lytro’s desktop software, through which you can easily imports pictures from camera and computer. The software allows users to view, interact with snaps, organize and share it to social networking sites.  The camera is available in two models: 16 GB and 8GB, in three colors: red hot, graphite and electric blue and has a starting price of $399. This device is not yet available in India