Lytro

Anyone getting this?  This is the new light field camera with which you can shift the focus after a shot is taken.  I was expecting it to be ridiculously expensive, but it's only 399/499!  And it's very small, like a giant lipstick size.  I gues they're going for the toy camera market for now.


DH already pre-ordered.  Can't wait to try it out!


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Posted on October 19, 2011 at 12:30 pm
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hey yelp, did you get this already? how did it go?  i recently read that steve jobs wanted this lytro incorporated into the iphone.  i think its an awesome idea but still very weary cause i think its expensive and i jsut think its a little weird to take pics from a little box rather than a normal camera.  still a cool idea. 

Posted on February 3, 2012 at 3:25 am
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It's not out yet.  I haven't heard any update.  I think they said early 2012?  I almost forgot about our order lol!


 


 


Posted on February 3, 2012 at 8:10 am
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I've got it a few days ago and been playin with it.


It's fun but the image quality is horrible when lighting is not ideal.  It's not like Polaroid or toy camera, low quality but kinda artsy.  The image is so over compressed and sharpened there's no way to save them.


But when lighting is fine, it's pretty good. The best application I found is food. How many times you focus on the chicken leg only wanting to see more of the red wine braised mushrooms in the back? LIke yesterday DH went to lunch with his family, and he took a bunch of pictures of the food.  It's so awesome to point to every little thing on the plate to see them in focus.


It's not awkward to hold for me, although I saw a reviewer complaining about it. I thought the design is great! It's a lot easier than holding an iPhone, which is slippery, hard to hold and press the button with one hand.


I wouldn't recommend anyone buying at this price range and quality, (oh the software is Mac only for now, so it excludes all PC users), unless you don't mind a $399 toy.


We have to exchange the unit, because the lens seal wasn't done right and there's light leak problems.  It's disappointing how poor the construction quality is knowing that the first batch wasn't massive in quantity, and they still didn't control the quality well.


The live Pictures Gallery is up, where you can see real users' photos and play with their live focus feature.


http://www.lytro.com/living-pictures

Posted on March 5, 2012 at 9:04 am
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thanks for the review. 

Posted on March 9, 2012 at 9:18 am
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How exciting!  And it's really cool to hear your feedback.  I do see how the image quality is kind of wanting, though. :/ 

Posted on March 9, 2012 at 10:18 am

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