First of all, let me just say… Wow. This is the world’s first consumer light-field camera. What this means is that the camera will capture all the light information from all the rays in its viewfinder, on top of color and intensity, but direction as well. I’m not a photographer, so I can’t dive too deep into all of the features that a light-field camera is able to do, but what I can tell you is that you will be able to take shots without having to anticipate shutter speeds and focus points.
Just imagine being able to take picture the moment you feel the need to. You can then focus the fact afterwards. Lytro calls these shots, “living pictures”. It’s not available just yet but you can pre-order yours for a spring delivery in 2012. There’s only one downside, if you could call it that; the USB connectivity to upload your pictures is only Mac-compatible. This only just reinforces the perpetual notions of the arty-fartsy scene and their Apple allegiance. Either way, I doubt this would hinder any potential sales before they develop software for PC.
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