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Electric Blue
  • 8GB storage captures 350 living pictures
  • 8x optical zoom lens with constant f/2 aperture offers a wide range of creative shots
  • Unique micro-lens array with digital image sensor captures the color, intensity, and direction of light entering the camera
  • Light field engine processes the four-dimensional data captured by the sensor, so you can view it on the screen and refocus with a tap
  • 1.52" back-lit LCD glass touchscreen display allows you to control most of the camera functions with a tap or a swipe
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Product Details

Size: 8 GB | Color: Electric Blue
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 1.6 x 1.6 inches ; 7.5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B0099QUT7A
  • Item model number: M01-100006-US
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (138 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,525 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 12, 2012

Product Description

Size: 8 GB | Color: Electric Blue

Product Description

The Lytro Light Field Camera. The world's first light field camera lets you shoot first, focus later. Plus, create interactive, living pictures to share with friends and family online.

From the Manufacturer

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

A new way to take and experience pictures has arrived. The Lytro camera is the world's first light field camera that allows you to instantly capture interactive “living pictures” to share with your friends and family online.



The Lytro camera is the first consumer camera that records the entire light field—all the rays of light traveling in every direction through a scene—instead

of a flat 2D image.

Shoot first, focus later

By capturing the light field, you can do incredible things. Like refocus pictures after you take them. This also means that the Lytro camera has no autofocus—and none of the shutter delay that comes with it.

Do more than tell a story. Recreate it. Refocus to discover new elements within the scene and move the picture in any direction to change your point of view with Perspective Shift. Use Living Filters to create a unique look. Now every picture you take is a chance to tell a new kind of story.

Get ready to share.
Share your pictures on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or your blog and your friends can instantly refocus them and play with perspective shift just like you do.

WiFi Connectivity



F.A.S.T. AF Speed

EXTERIOR

Grip
Made from precision-tooled silicone, the grip is easy to hold.

Shutter button
The Lytro camera has no auto-focus — and none of the shutter delay that comes with it.

WiFi Connectivity

Lens

An 8x optical zoom lens with a constant f/2 aperture offers a wide range of creative shots.

Touchscreen

You control most of the camera functions with a tap or a swipe. And the backlit display lets you compose, review, and refocus your pictures.


INTERIOR

Light field sensor

We joined a micro-lens array to a digital image sensor to capture the color, intensity, and direction of light entering the camera — 11 million light rays to be precise.

Light field engine

The light field engine processes the light rays captured by the sensor, so you can view pictures on the screen and refocus them with a tap.


Battery
Long-life Li-Ion internal  battery lets you continue shooting without having to stop for a charge.


SPECS

Size

41mm x 41mm x 112mm
Weight 214g

SOFTWARE INCLUDED


Import your pictures to your computer with the free Lytro Desktop application. With a couple of clicks, you can post to your personal page on Lytro Web, where your pictures will be stored for free*.



Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Will update this review if I solve these issues or if software is updated to fix.
Michael E. Turner
After you've installed the 3.1.1 software connect the camera to the computer and start the Lytro Desktop software.
Elusive Critter
After shooting a few hundred pictures with it, I consider it more of a toy than a camera.
Gadget Guy

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

367 of 383 people found the following review helpful By C. Geary on November 17, 2012
Color Name: GraphiteSize Name: 8 GB Verified Purchase
I really wanted to rate the Lytro camera highly based on how neat and innovative the idea behind it is, but in the end I just can't figure out how this camera is something other than a novelty. This camera is essentially a cute 3D-Instagram-camera, and it can post nifty 3D photos to Facebook, and that's about it. However, the product is still in development so it at least looks promising that future software updates could do a lot to improve the experience. It is clear that the camera captures much more information in the 3D-lightfield than the current software setup is capable of processing or making use of.

The Lytro camera captures 3D light information, and this 3D-image is processed by using computationally intensive software (it takes several minutes per photo), generating a "living picture" in which you can refocus the image at will on your computer. The final image is only 1080x1080 pixels. Your images also must be viewed in either a web-browser or in the included software through a smallish 500x500 pixel window. The desktop software currently has no image editing capabilities other than rotate 90°, and does not have the ability to adjust white balance, contrast or brightness.

The software does include the ability to export a refocused image to JPG format, but the JPG compression leads to some blurring. The software currently lacks the ability to output to any other file format options. It is possible the developers will have future updates addressing this issue.

Another limitation that is noteworthy is that the fastest shutter speed is 1/250sec, which means that it can be difficult to get sharp photos by hand-holding the device.

In the end, I sent the camera back.
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311 of 324 people found the following review helpful By Grzegorz Tokarski on October 10, 2012
Color Name: Electric BlueSize Name: 8 GB
I've owned a Lytro for about 5-6 months now, after eagerly pre-ordering it last October. I am big into taking pictures of my 2 kids (4 and 6) and am starting to do more photos of insects, birds, nature stuff I notice... I am not anywhere near a "professional" photographer, or even a very proficient. I take a lof of pictures with Canon sx230HS, but I got very impressed with the new opportunities when I read about LYTRO technology. The ability to refocus, hence have "multiple pictures in one", the possibility to unlock new possibilities with the future software releases (like 3D, "allinfocus"), as well as adding functionality to the camera with firmware updates, like just added manual settings mode - the technology seemed very exciting. This is something that has never been done before.
I do get frustrated sometimes with the light glare on the LCD, and the inability to really evaluate the images on the camera due to the small LCD. Also the processing time required on a PC can be annoying at times... but this is a new way of thinking and an opportunity to be a part of something groundbreaking.
The quality of pictures, as compared to digital photography of even point-and-shoot cameras, is certainly not there, as you can only get a static image of 1080x1080.. but that is NOT the point of LYTRO.. The point of it is to "tell a story in a different way". Once you get over that and actually think in the way Lytro enables you too, the fact that the images can be shared only through Lytro's website (which you get access to, and storage on, when you get the camera), as well as the "insufficient" megapixels, and noticeable grain in the images when lighting is not perfect... that all dissolves when you adjust your thinking - but only then.
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205 of 222 people found the following review helpful By S. M. McCroskey on October 26, 2012
Color Name: Red HotSize Name: 16 GB
When I read about the Lytro its coolness factor made it a "must have" addition to my hobbiest photo bag. As another reviewer pointed out, when you point this red rectangle at subjects in public you attract attention. The non-photographers glaze over quickly -- it's often difficult to see the refocusing effect on the viewfinder, and they just don't get it. But I've also heard "you mean the light field camera exists? I thought it was just theory!" and "you've got one! Can I see it?"

The Lytro is not an easy camera to be successful with. Go skim the public gallery at [...] and be amazed at the depth-of-field tricks. Then try to duplicate those fantastic images. Keep trying. Try different subjects. As someone else said, you have to change your composition thought process for this camera. You have to look at everything, and look for contrasts. My impulse is to shoot rows of similar things -- a row of terra cotta warrior statues, a bush covered in flowers. But many of the more striking images are of contrast -- the thing in the foreground provides commentary on the surprising thing in the distance, once you refocus. That kind of composition is much harder. Also, what about the lighting conditions? When it's bright, the Lytro can capture everything in sharp focus at once -- at least that's my experience.

Originally in this review I had said that you can't export your images to a common, "flat" format. It turns out you can: In the desktop software (not on the Lytro web site), pick a focal point in an image, return to the library view, and right click to select Export JPG. Unfortunately, the resulting image is not very big -- about 3.5 x 3.5 inches at 300 dpi. You won't be able to make a big, beautiful print to frame. But it's suitable for social media and email.
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