Lytro Illum light field camera, a new way up for professionals

Lytro Illum light field camera

To allow passionate amateurs and professional photographers cross limits of creativity inherent in film and digital photography, Lytro has launched the Illum camera which allows users to refocus on pictures after taking them. Now, this doesn’t really read different to the light-field camera Lytro launched back in 2011. But, the Lytro Illum is actually way too radically. Illum uses 40-megaray light field sensor (instead of megapixels), which allows the camera to capture color, intensity and direction of all light rays entering the camera. Result is, living digital pictures, which can be refocused after they have been shot.

Lytro Illum light field camera

Lytro Illum light field camera uses direction of light, color and intensity to capture living pictures you can refocus after clicking.

Basic light field technology from the first Lytro camera is maintained in the Lytro Illum, which using the direction of light, its color and intensity provides full 3D information of the picture. This allows users to refocus the pictures they have clicked and even alter them from different perspectives. Users don’t need to connect the Lytro Illum of a computer, they can do all this directly on the camera’s built-in 4-inch touchscreen.

Lytro Illum camera features an 8x optical zoom lens with constant aperture of f/2.0, which ensure that maximum light enters the lens and each picture clicked its clear. Additionally, the camera sports Wi-Fi and GPS and runs on Android. It has a slot for SD card and is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor for tablet-style computing. Users can share photos online using their Lytro Illum via Lytro app.

Lytro Illum

Lytro Illum, scheduled to be available on pre-order for $1,499, beginning July this year, will also let users create videos. The Illum will be available for $1,599 in retail outlets.

Lytro Illum light field camera

Via: TheVerge/Gizmodo



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