496x496 resolution though...
i want to get one of these. the technology is just amazing, take the photo, then re-focus anywhere after the shot.
Lytro announces Light Field Camera: Digital Photography Review
It's gonna be released @ early 2012! 8GB and 16GB models, $399 and $499 respectively. No plans of shipping outside USA though. x/
Hands on from engadget.
Lytro camera hands-on (video) -- Engadget
This is a game changer. Can't wait for the big names to use this tech.
Imagine having it on Handphone...
video recording with this would be very useful, specially for forensic purposes (reviewing surveillance videos).
If you are interested in the science behind it.
Fourier Slice Photography
Paper can be found at http://graphics.stanford.edu/papers/fourierphoto/fourierphoto-600dpi.pdf
Ren NgStanford University
I dun see any practical usage.
Yes there is. Surveillance is one of the good use. Reporters that work in chaotic circumstances will appreciate it. You don't even need to focus, just aim at general direction and shoot. For those fast pace scenes or low light scenes where out of focus is very common, such techique helps to recover some good take, but slightly out of focus. It believe there will be a lot of real world applications that will benefit from such technology.Originally Posted by kineticworks
Macro shots esp. of flying bugs where focusing is the big issue.Originally Posted by kineticworks
Obviously we shouldn't expect much from the first product, it's probably just testing the market first, introducing as a gadget more than for great purpose. I rather this technology be bought over by the renown camera manufacturers so that existing photographers can benefit from the union of good lens making with good sensor technology.
It's still early to see this technology supersede existing photography technology, but who knows ? Technology is moving faster and faster as we observe.
I clicked on their link as I thought they were new generation pico projectors..
I believe that will be much more interesting.. at least for me
Thom Hogan raises some interesting points...
"Modifications, derivative works and printing for non-personal use (for example, commercial or political) require our explicit prior consent."
"Unlisted pictures can be viewed and shared by the user who uploaded them and by others who know the link to the pictures"
"but only by using our light field picture player or another player approved by us."
"Display the Lytro trademark with such content."
These are some pretty harsh restrictions!