Lytro camera

Posted by: John Rougeux

Lytro camera - 07/15/13 11:51 AM

Have you all heard of this new device?

This is what it looks like:


Comes in different colors. What's so different about it is the ability to focus on something AFTER you take a picture.

Yup...AFTER you take it. This really makes me think of the possibilities. No more worrying about if something is in focus. Just shoot and then tap on where you want the focus to be. Very cool.

But after borrowing the above device from a friend, I found it lacking in resolution. Neat toy, but hopefully either they really develop this or someone buys them up. At $400 for the cheaper version, yeah, it's not a cheap toy.

If you want to play with pictures taken by others, go here: https://pictures.lytro.com

I may pick one up once I get gainfully employed and they improve it some more.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Lytro camera - 07/15/13 12:30 PM

They don't give specs on mega pixels but they say it has HD quality output.
Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: Lytro camera - 07/15/13 12:53 PM

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I tried some pictures on the web page and it really does work! Pretty neat. Someday it might get affordable for the masses.

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Posted by: John Rougeux

Re: Lytro camera - 07/15/13 01:33 PM

I think the equivalent is 1-2 MP
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Lytro camera - 07/15/13 01:37 PM

Originally Posted By: Jim_
They don't give specs on mega pixels but they say it has HD quality output.


Yeah.. HD for video 1080 x 180.
The disappointing thing about lytro is the final output for stills.. about 1 MP. Bleh.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Lytro camera - 07/15/13 01:46 PM

Originally Posted By: John Rougeux
I think the equivalent is 1-2 MP
That's pretty much useless except for on screen display.

What I found odd is that for an 8G unit they say it only holds 350 "living" pictures. It seems like there should be enough resolution to give a higher MP. Have to read up more on it when I have the time.
Posted by: John Rougeux

Re: Lytro camera - 07/15/13 02:07 PM

Those files are pretty big I think because they contain a lot of information.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Lytro camera - 07/15/13 03:20 PM

Originally Posted By: Jim_
Originally Posted By: John Rougeux
I think the equivalent is 1-2 MP
That's pretty much useless except for on screen display.

What I found odd is that for an 8G unit they say it only holds 350 "living" pictures. It seems like there should be enough resolution to give a higher MP. Have to read up more on it when I have the time.

It's lots and lots of lo res photos.. that's how you "focus" where you want.
Posted by: MrB

Re: Lytro camera - 07/15/13 05:22 PM

Originally Posted By: NucleusG4
Originally Posted By: Jim_
Originally Posted By: John Rougeux
I think the equivalent is 1-2 MP
That's pretty much useless except for on screen display.

What I found odd is that for an 8G unit they say it only holds 350 "living" pictures. It seems like there should be enough resolution to give a higher MP. Have to read up more on it when I have the time.

It's lots and lots of lo res photos.. that's how you "focus" where you want.


Was thinking that also. Be interesting to see how it develops.

Dave