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.
- Refocuses images after the factStellar build quality.Simple but intuitive UI
- Low resolution (~1MP) capturesPoor screenIffy low-light performanceNo Windows-compatible software yet
The Lytro Light Field Camera is a very cool camera if you like to walk around taking lots of random pictures for a blog or other online media. Don't really have to worry about focus, just snap. With the latest software, perspective shift is pretty cool, still a little gimmicky but cool. The desktop software however is pretty week. The interface looks nice but playing with the pictures and exportting them out into other formats is clunky. Overall it is a fun piece of technology, it will not replace your DSLR or point and shoot. It gets a lot of attention and explaining or showing what it does to folks is pretty fun.