Lytro Camera: A Focus-Free Digital Camera
Photography is set to endure a massive shake-up later this year with the introduction of Lytro. The start-up camera brand has announced a revolutionary approach in which focus has essentially been thrown out the window. With any photo, images and focus can be adjusted after the photo has been taken, meaning no more missed shots. This is achieved by a hypersensitive sensor that captures all available information allowing you to tweak focus, light levels and even create 3D imagery. Despite this, the cameras will be available in a relatively affordable package with reasonably-sized image files as mentioned by its creator, Dr. Ren Ng. Ever since the invention of cameras, we’ve been on a continual slop of convenience and simplification. With Lytro, technical skill has become an afterthought it seems. A set of examples can be seen below, where you can click and focus on different points.