Thread DetailsLast Edited by ShengD September 11, 2016 at 11:44 AM
If you are unfamiliar with the Lytro Illum camera, here's an early review: Link
Quote :Lytro Illum review: this is the camera of the future
It's almost time to forget everything you ever knew about photography. Ten minutes into using the Lytro Illum, I'm throwing out everything I've ever learned about photography. Taking great photos with this camera has a different set of rules, a different guiding principle. Forget the rule of thirds; shoot for depth. Frame from below, because it makes everything look more dramatic. And most of all, stop half-pressing the damn shutter and expecting something to happen. Focusing doesn't matter anymore...
- Lytro cameras use a very innovative type of sensor to collect 'light fields' rather than a planar image. The resulting images have the unique ability to change focus after taking the shot. This is something very unusual compared to traditional SLR cameras.
- Due to it's unusual capabilities, the traditional 'rules' of photography need not apply. This platform is ideal for experimenting with new types of images.
- The Illum is a much more refined version of the original Lytro camera, with higher resolution and build quality.
- Lytro has exited the consumer camera market for now, so do not expect software or hardware upgrades to this model. Also, don't anticipate support from Lytro directly. You are getting a very good price for a unique piece of kit, but expect to be on your own.
- The price of this camera was originally $1500 two years ago. So picking it up for $329 is a steal for the right kind of buyer. Again, refer to the caveat above.