Lytro Lightfield Camera Shoots in 3D with a Single Lens
According to the Chinese Engadget web site (here, but in Chinese), Lytro just released its brand new lightfield camera update. The video here under shows clearly the ability of this type of cameras to record image with enough depth information to produce stereoscopic content. Mac OS X and Windows applications are now available. The manual mode allows for exposure settings from 8 seconds to 1/250th and for ISO values from 80 to 3200. The highest version of the Lytro camera is available for around 460 USD.
The Lytro Camera
The Lytro camera is built around revolutionary technology that captures and processes the entire light field. So it’s no surprise that it’s radically different, inside and out.
Create pictures that wow
The Lytro camera gives you two ways to create living pictures. In Everyday Mode, with just the simple press of the shutter button, you’ll capture life’s great moments and each day’s priceless expressions. In Creative Mode, you control the blur in the scene with just a tap. You can create amazing pictures like those with refocus between a small flower and a mountain range or along the legs of an ant crawling on the lens. You can also capture high zoom shots and compose dramatic portraits. You’ll never look at pictures the same way.
The Lytro camera now gives you more control over the light in the scene with the addition of Manual Controls. Set shutter speed and ISO through simple access of the controls from the camera’s touchscreen. Use Manual Controls to capture pictures like light painting shots with dramatic refocus and living pictures in motion. The ISO range is 80 (min) to 3200 (max), and the maximum shutter speed is 1/250. You can also lock exposure and control the ND filter.
And 3D ?
While not strictly a 3D camera, the Lytro cam captures information about depth, so 3D pictures are only one software layer away...
Visit Lytro to learn more about this strange new beast...