Lytro's New Professional-Grade, Light Field Camera Will Blow Your Mind

Two years ago, a little startup called Lytro changed the way the world thought about photography by introducing the world's first light field camera. Now, they're doing it all over again with a professional-grade model and software platform. After you see what this camera can do, you'll never look at still pictures the same. Read More >>

Apple Patents Lytro-Style Camera Technology for Refocusable Images

Apple was just awarded a patent for a "plenoptic" or light-field camera, much like the one that Lytro started selling a couple of years ago. This is the type of technology that enables you to refocus photos after you've taken them. It would also seriously take iPhone photography to the next level. Read More >>

The Amazing Lytro Light-Field Camera Is Finally Coming to the UK

The camera that's set to revolutionise the way we take photos -- at least that's what the manufacturers reckon -- is soon to start stocking store shelves in Britain. For £399 from July 22nd you'll be able buy the Lytro camera and see what the future feels like. Read More >>

Is Nokia Investing in Lytro-Style Camera Tech for Phones?

The company in question is Pelican Imaging, which produces a complex sensor array and combines it with algorithmic processing to allow users to adjust an image's focus after it has been captured. That means that it can do without the extra lens required by Lytro's light field technique, making it possible to squeeze into a phone, but also provides far better results than the software-only option recently shown off in FocusTwist. Read More >>

How Your Smartphone Will Get Lytro-Like Superpowers

As neat as they are, the Lytro camera's re-focusing tricks aren't going to convince most of us to replace our highly pocketable cameraphones. So a California company called DigitalOptics has found a way to give us the best of both worlds with a new ultra-thin sensor that promises Lytro-like tricks. Read More >>

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The 10 Most Important Gadgets of 2012

OK, 2012 wasn't the greatest year for tech, but it wasn't a total bust either. Wade through the glut of comically oversized phones, tiny tablets and fruit company refreshes, and you're bound to come across a few shiny needles in that crummy haystack. Here, in no particular order, are the 10 most important gadgets of the year. Read More >>

Toshiba Is Working On a Miniature Lytro Sensor For Your Smartphone

Imagine for a second that your smartphone could snap in-focus images every single time. While it might seem like a pipe dream, we might actually see it in the next two years thanks to Toshiba. Read More >>

Lytro Images Will Soon Have 3D Perspective Shift and Live Filters

Lytro's founder Ren Ng has always maintained that there was potential in light field photography far beyond the main refocusing trick that the Lytro Camera launched with. And when the latest Lytro desktop software update hits on December 4th, we'll get to see a couple more of those tricks: perspective shift and living filters. Read More >>

3D Photos Are Coming to the Lytro Camera Really Soon

Lytro has long discussed plans to add 3D image capabilities into their Lytro Viewer software, but little has actually been put forth into the public spotlight. Engadget Chinese, however, got a sneak peek at the new Lytro Viewer software from a company spokesperson in Hong Kong. Read More >>

Lytro Founder On the Ultimate Question: When Will Smartphones Have Light-Field?

Rarely am I given the opportunity to interview a genius. Someone who has really shaken up the tech world. So, when the opportunity to interview the founder and inventor of Lytro Cameras, Dr Ren Ng, presented itself I leapt at the chance. One thing is for sure: the man -- like his iconic camera -- does not disappoint. His is a story that will change the way you take photos. Pull focus with us. Read More >>

The Amazing Lytro Camera Now Works with Windows

Lytro, the mind-boggling, anything can be in focus camera, now works with Windows. Which means, Windows computers can process and edit Lytro's proprietary image file format that could previously only be done with OS X. Read More >>

Lytro Light Field Camera: This Is What New Feels Like

It isn't very often we encounter technology that is really, truly new. PCs, cellphones, the Internet, multitouch. Those all changed our world when they were first introduced. Not to overstate it, but Lytro may well be the latest member of that clique. Read More >>

Lytro Teardown Reveals Its Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Capabilities

The focus-free Lytro camera is so good that Steve Jobs reportedly wanted to roll the technology into the iPhone. Though it's not quite ready for sale yet, a teardown has revealed that the camera is capable of communicating via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Read More >>

Report: Steve Jobs Met With Lytro's Founder to Discuss Light Field Cameras in iPhones

Before Steve Jobs passed away, he apparently made it known he was interested in meeting with Lytro CEO Ren Ng about the possibilities of light field capture technology in iPhones. And as the story goes, Ng obliged, setting up a meeting as swiftly as is humanly possible. Read More >>

Who Wants a Video Lytro Cam?

The Lytro cam is probably my favourite piece of tech that has come out in the last couple of years. You never have to worry about a photo being in focus. Well according to The Verge, who interviewed Lytro's Director of Photograpy Eric Cheng, a video-capable Lytro cam is totally possible. Read More >>

What Is Lytro?

Lytro, the pocketable camera based on light field technology, was formally launched yesterday -- but what is this lipstick-looking thing? What's so special? Read More >>


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