Lytro has unveiled its revolution in camera technology, it is a completely new type of camera which operates by capturing all the rays of light in the scene unlike other cameras that focus pixels. The camera comes in a compact case that measures 41 mm x 41 mm x 112 mm, it weighs only 7.55 oz (214 g) and was constructed using an extruded anodized aluminum which means it is tough and will protect itself against corrosion.
The Light Field camera comes with an f/2 lens, it has 8x optical zoom and only has two buttons for powering the device and one for the shutter capture. It also comes equipped with a 1.46-inch LCD touchscreen display with back-lit which allows the user to capture photos and the best part is that you can re-focus the photo after it has been captured directly from the camera.
The camera utilizes a light field sensor of 11 Megarays that collects the color, intensity, and the direction of every light ray flowing into the camera, it captures a scene in four dimensions and then save all this information in HD-quality interactive, living pictures (.lfp format) on the internal memory. Because the camera doesn’t need to focus to capture an image, the camera doesn’t require the use of an auto-focus motor, which means that it has no shutter delay.
The Lytro Light Field Camera will be available in two models, there is an 8GB model that comes in Electric Blue or Graphitecolors, it has the capacity to store 350 photos and goes for the price of $399 while the 16GB model will be available in RED with the storage capacity of 750 pictures for the price of $499. They are presently available for pre-orders but the company won’t ship until early 2012.