Lytro's New Professional-Grade, Light Field Camera Is a Serious Stunner

Two years ago, a little startup called Lytro shook up the world of photography by introducing the world's first light field camera. It hasn't replaced normal cameras, but now Lytro's got a new toy: professional-grade model and software platform. After you see what this camera can do, you'll never look at still… » 4/22/14 8:00am 4/22/14 8:00am

Apple Patents Lytro-Style Camera Technology for Refocusable Images

Apple was just awarded a patent for a "plenoptic" or light-field camera, much like the one that Lytro started selling a couple of years ago. This is the type of technology that enables you to refocus photos after you've taken them. It would also seriously take iPhone photography to the next level. » 11/26/13 9:51am 11/26/13 9:51am

Lytro Enables Wi-Fi and Launches a GIF Making App For iOS

Since launching in 2011 Lytro, a miniaturized light field camera, has steadily rolled out a number of updates and new colors. After all, not everything needs to be updated with a new model every year! And today the company is unlocking a new feature that's been hidden since day one: Wi-Fi. Oh, and they're releasing… » 6/19/13 3:00pm 6/19/13 3:00pm

That Crazy Innovative Lytro Camera Has Never Been Less Expensive

Lytro's innovative camera eschewed the megapixel wars and instead featured a new, focus-everywhere sensor technology. The light-field sensor in the Lytro is the only one of its kind, and as one of the few truly new technologies released in 2012, it's one of Gizmodo's most important gadgets of the year. Plus, they're… » 12/18/12 4:41pm 12/18/12 4:41pm

Lytro Images Will Soon Have 3D Perspective Shift and Live Filters

Lytro's founder Ren Ng has always maintained that there was potential in light field photography far beyond the main refocusing trick that the Lytro Camera launched with. And when the latest Lytro desktop software update hits on December 4th, we'll get to see a couple more of those tricks: perspective shift and… » 11/15/12 6:30pm 11/15/12 6:30pm

Lytro's Innovative Light Field Camera: Now With Manual Controls!

When the Lytro light field camera made its way into the hands of consumers earlier this year, it did something no camera had previously done: absorb all the light rays in its field of view, making it possible to refocus the image anywhere the photographer desired. But its controls were (perhaps intentionally)… » 10/09/12 11:00am 10/09/12 11:00am

Lytro Light Field Camera: This Is What New Feels Like

It isn't very often we encounter technology that is really, truly new. PCs, cellphones, the Internet, multitouch. Those all changed our world when they were first introduced. Not to overstate it, but Lytro may well be the latest member of that clique. The selling point is simple: you no longer have to worry about… » 3/02/12 5:35pm 3/02/12 5:35pm