You might remember the article we published here on Geeky Gadgets back in June covering the development of the new Lytro Focus-Free Digital Camera. Well Lytro have now unveiled and launched their finished product to the world together with prices and a range of models.
The technology behind the new Lytro camera allows you to take pictures like never before. Unlike a conventional camera that captures a single plane of light, the Lytro camera captures the entire light field, which is all the light traveling in every direction in every point in space. This enables you to then be able to focus and refocus your photograph at any point in the picture after you have taken the shot.
“Focusing after the fact, means no auto-focus motor. No auto-focus motor means no shutter delay. So, capture the moment you meant to capture not the one a shutter-delayed camera captured for you.”
This Lytro squared monocular like camera measures 4.4 inches long 1.6 inches square with 1.46 inches LCD touch and comes in two models with 8GB and 16GB capable of storing 350 and 750 pictures respectively. Both the model weight around 214 grams and come with 11 Megarays, 8x optical zoom, constant f/2 lens and 1.46 inches back-lit LCD touchscreen displays.
The 8GB model ($339) is available in two colours and named as Graphite and Electric Blue with 32GB ($449) model only in red colour named Red Hot.