Earlier today Lytro introduced a new light-field camera called Illum. This is the second camera with this innovative technology from the California based company founded in 2006.
The video above from the guys from The Verge take a look at the Illum and what it can do.
The new Lytro Illum
The camera is a much more advanced version of the first camera introduced in 2012. It has a much larger sensor with 4 times the resolution (Lytro still uses the term megarays instead of megapixels), a much larger and longer zoom lens with an impressive f/2 constant aperture and of course the ability to refocus after you take a picture (the new Illum can refocus on many more points in the image compared to the older version). You will also have more control of the camera, larger screen, and the ability to create regular JPEG images or videos made from the refocused images you capture.
Large tilt touch screen (no viewfinder)
Some of the specs for the Lytro Illum:
- New 1″ sensor with 40 “megarays” resolution (4 times that of the previous model – a flat image created from this camera will have a 4MP resolution).
- Ultra fast f/2 lens – 30-250mm (equivalent in 35mm).
- Snapdragon 800 processor.
- Extreme close-focus macro capability.
- 1/4000 sec max shutter.
- 4 inch high res tilt touchscreen.
- Ability to capture regular JPEG images.
- Weight – just 1.5 lbs (940 grams).
- Availability and Price: late April 2014, $1600 (on the Lytro site).
Huge fixed f/2 zoom fast lens
Below is an official Lytro video showing the Illum
A video created from images taken with the Lytro Illum
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