Lytro camera ignites a digital revolution

Bringing revolutionary Shoot First, Focus Later technology into consumers’ hands. The first light field camera, the compact Lytro, introduced us to the megaray with its infinite focus feature, as well as an incendiary debate about the future of photography.

A New Way to Take & Experience Pictures
The Lytro Light Field Camera represents the most significant shift in photography since the transition from film to digital.

Capture everything:
Only the Lytro lets you capture the entire light field, which is all of the light traveling in every direction in every point in space.

Focus after the fact:
The first major capability of a light field camera is focusing a picture after the fact, something conventional cameras can’t do.

Share interactive, living pictures:
Your friends and family will have fun exploring and interacting with the living pictures you capture with the Lytro, on nearly any device without having to download any special software.

A revolutionary digital camera that allows photographers to focus their pictures after taking them has gone on sale.Lytro, which looks nothing like a conventional camera, captures data about the intensity and direction of all the light entering the lenses rather than recording a single version of an image.

The information taken can be reorganised later with the option of changing which parts are blurred and which are sharp.


The “light field” technology, which was developed by company founder Ren Ng while he was at Stanford University, is in some ways analogous to the practice of shooting RAW images with a current generation digital camera.

The device records all of the light falling on its sensor without running it through processes such as colour balancing or sharpening and these can be applied later on a computer.

Similarly, by recording the light field passing through many tiny micro-lenses in the Lytro, the action of merging these to create a single flat image can be applied as a post-production effect.

“Light field photography was once only possible with 100 cameras tethered to a supercomputer in a lab,” the BBC quoted Ng as saying.

According to the company, Lytro’s image sensor is capable of capturing 11 megarays of data, whereas the feature of producing 3D images will be added at a later date.

Camera Details
Lytro Light Field Sensor and Lytro Light Field Engine 1.0
8x optical zoom; Constant f/2 lens
Power button; Shutter button; Zoom slider; Touchscreen

1.46 in | 33 mm back-lit LCD display with glass touchscreen
Exposure Control
Tap on touchscreen to set exposure
Long-life Li-Ion internal battery

File Output
Light field picture file (.lfp)
Light Field Resolution
11 Megarays: the number of light rays captured by the light field sensor.


Includes a free desktop application for importing, processing and interacting with living pictures from the camera. It is built for Mac OS and requires Mac OS 10.6 or higher. A Windows application is in development.

Picture Output
Produces HD-quality interactive, living pictures Picture Storage
Free storage for living pictures on, subject to the Terms of Use (internet access required).

Picture Viewing
View and interact with living pictures on the Lytro camera as well as any supported computer, smartphone or tablet.

Light Field Engine
Version 1.0. This is the software that processes light fields to produce interactive pictures. Keep watching this space!
Ultra-light anodized aluminium structural skin
TPSiV-Injection Silicon Rubber
RoHS certified

7.55 oz | 214 g
1.61 in x 1.61 in x 4.41 in | 41 mm x 41 mm x 112 mm
Lytro Light Field Camera; Lens cap, Cleaner Cloth; Wrist Strap; 3.28 ft | 1m Micro-USB cable for data transfer and charging
Optional Accessories
Fast charger; Replacement lens cap (separate purchase required).

Blowfish12@2012 Author: Sudharsun. P. R.


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