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We have a hands-on look at the new Lytro Light Field Camera, the camera that lets you choose which area of the photo is in focus after you've taken it. You can refocus the image on the camera in playback mode, in the Lytro software available for Mac or Windows, or on the web when you've uploaded the images to Lytro's website. The Lytro software is available for Mac or Windows 7 64 bit (no other versions of Windows, ie Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7 32bit are not supported).
Lytro Insides (courtesty Lytro.com)
In the box you get a wrist strap, short instruction leaflet, micro-USB cable (used for charging and transferring photos), a lens cloth (nice!), and a magnetic lens cap for the camera. It would be nice if some kind of pouch was included for the camera, as finding a case for it may be difficult. A tripod mount is an optional extra, as the camera doesn't feature one built in. A 23 page camera manual is available on the Lytro website. The camera is available in blue, red or grey with 16gb, except for the blue version, which only has 8gb of memory built in.
Menus - The menus and modes on the camera are very basic, with two main shooting modes: basic and creative. In basic touching the screen will set the exposure, and in creative touching the screen will set the main focus area. The camera shows you storage space, battery life and in settings you can view the about screen, delete all or reset the camera. In playback you can view one photo or nine on screen, as well as refocus images and zoom into images. We will publish our full review shortly.
Here's an image you can "play" with, click to refocus, or double click to zoom. You can also view full screen by clicking the icon in the bottom right corner, this then brings up an option to view full screen.
Lytro Light Field Camera Hands-On Photos of Equipment
Lytro Blue Hands On
Lytro Blue Hands On - Underneath
Lytro Blue Hands On - Front
Lytro Blue Hands On - Lens cap on
Lytro Blue Hands On - Rear screen
Lytro Light Field Camera Specifications
|35mm equivalent||35mm - 300mm|
|CCD pixels||No Data|
|Sensor Type||No Data|
|Sensor Size||No Data|
|Sensor Size (width)||No Data|
|Sensor Size (height)||No Data|
|Screen resolution||128x128 pixels|
|Shutter speeds shortest||1/250sec|
|Shutter speeds longest||8sec|
|ISO sensitivity||80 - 3200|
|Exposure Comp||No Data|
|Continuous shooting||No Data|
|Optical Zoom with Video||No|
|Battery Type||Lithium-Ion, built in|
|Box Contents||Camera, Wrist strap, MicroUSB cable, Lens cloth, Instructions leaflet, Lens cap|