Lytro Illum Light Field Camera Announced, Available for Pre-order at $1,499

Lytro illum light field camera

Lytro has annouced the Illum light field camera, its first new hardware since the original Lytro launched more than two years ago. Like its predecessor, the Illum captures information about the angle from which light has arrived, allowing it to calculate images with different perspective and focus. Lytro calls the images ‘living pictures’, which are presented in a proprietary interactive format. You can pre-order this camera today for $1,499, and will be released in July, 2014

Lytro Illum Light Field Camera Specs:


  • Custom-designed 40-megaray light field sensor
  • 8x optical zoom lens (30mm-250mm equivalent)
  • Constant f/2.0 aperture across the entire zoom range
  • 1/4000 of a second high-speed shutter
  • Extreme close-focus macro capability
  • Combination of tactile-controls and smartphone-class, articulating touchscreen
  • Dimensions: 86mm x 145mm x 166mm; 940 grams
  • Hot shoe supports all leading flashes

Software Platform

  • Integrated workflow with leading photo software from Adobe and Apple
  • Interactive depth feedback display
  • Virtual camera controls in post-processing, including aperture focus and perspective adjustments and physically accurate tilt control
  • Instantly displays 3D photos on 3D-capable devices
  • Integrated sharing to leading social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+
  • Libraryofdrag-and-dropcinematicanimations,includingpan,zoom,focus, perspective shift
  • Workflowiscompatiblewithexistingphoto-editingsuiteslikeAdobe’s Photoshop and Lightroom software and Apple’s Aperture software

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