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See those two pictures above with different focusing? Those are not two pictures. That is one picture taken with the in-development Lytro light field camera. You can refocus photos taken with it after you’ve taken them. On the fly. Whenever you want.

How is this light field camera different from my current camera?

Great question. Unlike regular digital or film cameras, which can only record a scene in two-dimensions, light field cameras captures all of the light rays traveling in every direction through a scene. This means that some aspects of a picture can be manipulated after the fact. To acquire this additional data, Lytro cameras include an innovative new light field sensor that captures the color, intensity and vector direction of light rays.

What are some of the features of a light field camera?

Shoot now, focus later: Because the camera captures the entire light field, there is no need to focus ahead of time. You can simply capture the moment, and adjust the focus later. This means you can concentrate on what’s happening in the scene, not fiddle with your camera. Lytro pictures can be focused to your liking days, weeks, even years after they’re taken.

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