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Thursday, June 23, 2011

LYTRO: The Future of Photography?

An exciting revolution is about to happen in the way we take pictures.  A start up company in Silicon Valley called LYTRO is set to release a new kind of camera to the consumer market.

They call it the light field camera and what it does is it uses the power light to help you capture life's precious moments.  The secret is in the sensor which captures all the light rays in the scene.  Unlike conventional cameras, this new sensor records the color, intensity, and direction of the ray of light.  A special software inside the camera will process all these information to allow the viewer to switch focus points.  

Thia means there is no need to worry about focusing your shot anymore or whether the auto-focus function in your camera actually focused on your intended area.  In fact, the company's slogan is "Shoot now, focus later."

You can give it a try with the photo below.  Click on Elvis and see what happens.



Want to try more of this? Then head off to the company's website and have fun with their Picture Gallery.

3 comments:

  1. nakakaaliw nga! it is like having different depths of field in one shot!

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  2. I think it is the coolest camera ever! My boyfriend has one and it has made taking pics so fun (for me, a completely HORRIBLE photographer!). It's great to discover what you didn't even see when you were taking the pic too.

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