Lytro Illum -- All About the Gear
A year ago +Frederick Van Johnson
and I reviewed the original Lytro camera. I didn’t think Lytro was really in the camera business, but rather into technology licensing. But that camera’s successor, the Illum, is much more like what we think of as a camera, albeit with radically new light-field technology.
The $1600 Lytro Illum looks and feels like a small DSLR with the unique ability to shoot now and focus later. It has a fast f/2.0 zoom lens that can effectively give you the depth-of-field of f/16 after post-processing. The camera can produce 3D images in red/cyan format or for 3DTV. It can also generate Ken Burns-style videos and what Lytro calls “Living Pictures” for display online.
Frederick and I try to make sense of one of the most unusual cameras to come along in many decades. #AllAboutTheGear