Lytro cameras were all the rage at SXSW interactive this year. The company set up shop in a tent near the Austin convention center, and offered a 24 hour loaner camera to anyone wiling to give a copy of their credit card to cover lost or damaged property. With the cameras starting at $399, this seems reasonable.
Lytro is the first consumer grade, light field camera on the market. The cameras allow photographers, and viewers of photos, to re-focus an image after it has been taken.
How it works:
A newly announced feature retroactive to all models further processes images, giving the ability to use “perspective shift,”
I was able to get my hands on one of the cameras, and took a few test shots while out scouting locations for Art&Seek and KXT’s On The Road series.
See the gallery here, and click around on the images to try out re-foucs and perspective shift for yourself.