Lytro, the startup based in California, United States, starts shipping its Lytro, the new innovative shot-first focus after plenoptic, camera on Wednesday. The light field camera will cost you $399 for 8GB blue and gray variants and $499 for the 16GB red edition. Every version has an 8X zoom, f2 aperture lens and a back 1.46-inch touchscreen for the interface. Lytro confirmed that it has started shipping the first units to those who had pre-booked the camera.
The Lytro camera is a new breed of camera that is able to capture the entire light field, using all the light traveling in every direction in every point in space. Unlike a conventional camera that captures a single plane of light. The beauty of the Lytro is that because it doesn’t need to focus it doesn’t need to use an auto-focus motor, which in itself slows down the process of capturing the perfect photograph.
Reportedly, Lytro has been drawing out plans to have its revolutionary camera sensor integrated in upcoming iPhone versions and other smartphones, just saying.
Source - Lytro