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$279.99 LYTRO ILLUM 40 Megaray Light Field Camera with Constant F/2.0, 8X Optical Zoom, and 4" Touchscreen LCD (Black) +FS

Amazon offers LYTRO ILLUM 40 Megaray Light Field Camera with Constant F/2.0, 8X Optical Zoom, and 4" Touchscreen LCD (Black) for $279.99 + free shipping.

This is the light field camera - the second (newest) version from Lytro. In simple terms, light field camera allows you to capture depth of objects and direction of light, so that you can later programmatically adjust picture focus to any depth (or even do multi-focus). You don't need to worry about changing lens or adjusting camera focus, just snap the picture and decide on the focus later at home. You can even change the perspective of the image (slightly). Light field images will bring a whole new level of visual information.

But capturing the vast information of  Light Field comes at a price.  Conventional cameras have sensors with certain number of sensor elements, each such element will translate into 1 pixel in the image.  But for Lytro camera each element a 2D sensor itself (basically Lytro's sensor is a 2D array of sensors).  When composing the final static image on Lytro, each sensor (from the array) will roughly translate into only 1 single pixel in the image. For this reason, the maximum image size you can acquire is ~4MP (~2000x2000px). In comparison conventional Canon t5i with 18mp can take max image ~4200x4200px. Another small downside of Lytro camera (is that raw Lytro image can take as much as 100MB, until converted to static), but lately storage is rather cheap, so it's not that big of a deal. We advise you to read more about Lytro, before exploring the world of Light Field photos.

You can read more about this camera at  Lytro.com



Category: Cameras

Posted on 16 December 2015, 02:00 PM
Rich123
posted by Rich123
16 December 2015, 02:00 PM
Thomas R
Thomas R 29 Jan 2016, 10:18 PM
Yeah it's awesome. Haven't found a practical use for it lol but cool nonetheless
Losdog
Losdog 27 Jan 2016, 7:23 PM
Sounds cool.. Currently own a Canon T5i. This one sounds like it has some Kool options
Thomas R
Thomas R 21 Dec 2015, 11:26 AM
It's a really cool camera though don't know if you've ever messed with one but it's really awesome you could change the entire depth of field