Lytro's debut camera only shines when taking well-lit pictures with multiple focus layers, but the technology is promising, and we suspect it's only a matter of time before all cameras work this way.Read Full Review
Initially I thought I could use this as an interesting alternative to a point & shoot camera. But that idea was smashed pretty quickly after realizing that on most shots with sufficient detail, the image quality was simply too poor. Interestingly, in images where there is not much going on (such as portraits, macro shots of objects, etc.) the quality is better. I have hope that it's just a software problem and not a limitation of the sensor or the mini-optical array. Overall, I think the camera is fun to use and forces you to take pictures differently - for better or worse. From an ergonomic point of view, the viewing angle is just horrible - this forces the shooter to be exactly in front of the LCD - which doesn't not always work or is not always desired.Otherwise, the camera is interesting - it's quick to use, it's easy to use, has an unusual form factor, and people literally stop when I take a picture with it.