“Lytro lets you take pictures like never before. Unlike a conventional camera that captures a single plane of light, the Lytro camera captures the entire light field, which is all the light traveling in every direction in every point in space.
Since you’ll capture the color, intensity, and direction of all the light, you can experience the first major light field capability – focusing after the fact. Focus and re-focus, anywhere in the picture. You can refocus your pictures at anytime, after the fact. And focusing after the fact, means no auto-focus motor. No auto-focus motor means no shutter delay. So, capture the moment you meant to capture not the one a shutter-delayed camera captured for you.”
Is this the camera to revolutionise photography?
It certainly looks interesting and there is a gallery of sample images you can play around with at the Lytro Gallery
Features an 8x optical zoom, a fast f/2 aperture and weighs less than 8oz. Not just a gimmick then; the results look very good and the price isn’t too bad either. However it’s only compatible with Macs for the moment, it looks like a brick and is still very very short on details/specs of the camera.
Will I be buying one? …