The Lytro Light Field Camera is an ingenious device. Basically it’s a camera that allows you to refocus after you have taken your shot. Of course you’ll need to go home and do the refocusing on your computer but still it’s amazing.
You can get it today for just:
*If you missed it on Woot! you can always try to find a good deal on Amazon.
The Lytro camera is the world’s first light field camera that captures fundamentally different data than conventional cameras. The camera records the entire light field – all the rays of light traveling in every direction through a scene – instead of a flat 2D image. You can refocus a picture and change perspective in the scene of a picture after you take it. You can also view them in 3D. This means you can create interactive, living pictures that tell a unique story. When you share these living pictures with your friends and family on Facebook and Twitter, they can interact and play with the pictures too.
The Lytro camera is not intended to replace your point-and-shoot camera or DSLR; resolution is optimized for sharing over the web. It’s an additional camera you’ll take with you that will showcase some of the unique and evolving abilities of light field photography.