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Lytro Releases Manual Controls

Lytro Releases Manual Controls - Lytro has announced the availability of Manual Controls, plus two new camera colours.

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Lytro Light Field Camera in Technology

The creators of the world’s first consumer light field camera, Lytro, has announced the availability of manual controls in its camera.

Starting today, all new cameras purchased will feature easy-to-use and readily accessible manual controls. Those who already have a Lytro camera can access the new manual controls through a free firmware update.

The firmware upgrade will allow photographers to shoot pictures with the Lytro camera in a wide variety of conditions – from low light settings to high-speed subjects. Photos taken with the manual controls can be found here: Lytro Images

The new controls are:
  • Shutter Speed - By manually controlling the shutter speed, Lytro photographers can keep the shutter open longer to capture living pictures in dark conditions. The maximum shutter speed is 8 seconds and the minimum is 1/250 second.
  • ISO Sensitivity – Controlling ISO gives Lytro photographers more ways to take creative living pictures in a variety of lighting conditions, from low-light concerts and restaurants to brightly lit soccer fields and amusement parks. The ISO range is 80 (min) to 3200 (max).
  • Neutral Density (ND) Filter – When in full manual mode, Lytro photographers can turn on the ND Filter to adjust the amount of light captured in extremely bright settings.
  • Auto Exposure (AE) Lock – Lytro photographers can lock the auto exposure while changing the composition of a picture in a scene
Lytro is also offering two new camera colours: Moxie Pink and Seaglass. Additionally, a new camera case and protective sleeve are now available. The Lytro camera in Moxie Pink and Seaglass is available for $399. The new camera case and sleeve come with RRPs of $59.95 and $29.95.

Visit Lytro for more information about the camera. You can read ePHOTOzine's Lytro Light Field Camera Hands-On Preview in our reviews.
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