Lytro has unveiled a new light field camera sensor technology that promised to revolutionize how cameras capture shots. Its new sensor captures light fields independent of the direction of the camera and avoids the need to focus the shot at the time it’s taken. Instead, photographers would just have to pick the focal point in software, either on the camera or on another device. Lytro light field camera allows post-shot focus, which is also called as image refocusing. Light Field Camera is also called as Plenoptic Camera, or Multilens 3D camera.

Lytro is transforming light field technology from a scientific theory into a reality for everyone. Unlike regular digital or film cameras, which can only record a scene in two-dimensions, light field cameras captures all of the light rays traveling in every direction through a scene. This means that some aspects of a picture can be manipulated after the fact. To acquire this additional data, Lytro light field cameras include an innovative new light field sensor that captures the color, intensity and vector direction of light rays. Light field cameras unleash the power of the light, so you don’t have to go through the pain of taking 50 pictures to get that really great one.

Features of Light Field Camera

  • Shoot now, focus later: Because the camera captures the entire light field, there is no need to focus ahead of time. You can simply capture the moment, and adjust the focus later. This means you can concentrate on what’s happening in the scene, not fiddle with your camera. Lytro pictures can be focused to your liking days, weeks, even years after they’re taken.
  • Unparalleled speed: This is fast. Since the camera doesn’t focus before a photo is taken, you don’t miss important moments due to autofocus shutter lag.
  • Living pictures. When shared online, both the photographer and viewer can play with Lytro pictures, including changing the focus.
  • Low-light sensitivity: Everyone knows low light pictures are usually very entertaining, but they’re also pretty difficult to capture with a regular camera or cell phone. By using all of the available light in a scene, Lytro cameras capture great pictures in low light environments without use of a flash – from clubs to concerts to candlelit dinners.
  • Immersive 3D Imaging: Using the full light field, Lytro cameras will allow you to easily switch between 2D and 3D views or shift the perspective of the scene.