Lytro http://www.stuff.tv/lytro/news en-GB Lytro introduces Illum, a pro-level camera that lets you focus after you shoot http://www.stuff.tv/lytro/lytro-introduces-illum-pro-level-light-field-camera/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The second generation of Lytro’s innovative light field camera looks like one we might actually want to own </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Now that&#039;s a good looking camera" alt="Lytro introduces Illum, a pro-level camera that lets you focus after you shoot" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lytro-cam-hot-stuff.jpg?1398333282" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Lytro has announced its second camera model. The Lytro Illum takes the light field photography capabilities of the 2012-launched initial model and puts them in a far more professional-quality body.</p> <p>If the first Lytro felt more like a proof of concept than an actual product &ndash; it took images that could be &ldquo;refocussed&rdquo; later, but said images were tiny, the interface was unwieldy and the product itself was uncomfortable to hold &ndash; the Illum looks to be a huge step forward.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It has a 40-megaray light sensor (which should mean almost four times the detail of its predecessor) married to the 8x optical zoom and constant F2.0 aperture boasted by the original Lytro. The shape, too, looks far easier on your hands while still being arrestingly unusual and bold.</p> <p>And crucially, the huge amount of information it captures every time you press the shutter button means that photos taken by the Illum can be adjusted for focus, perspective, tilt and depth of field after they&rsquo;ve been taken. It&rsquo;s also compatible with existing photo-editing suites like Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture.</p> <p>The Illum will go on sale in the US in July this year, priced at US$1,600 (&pound;950). A UK release date and price is still to be confirmed.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lytro/review">Lytro review</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lytro introduces Illum, a pro-level light field camera" alt="Lytro introduces Illum, a pro-level light field camera" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lytro-illum-rear.jpg?1398333282" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Lytro introduces Illum, a pro-level light field camera" alt="Lytro introduces Illum, a pro-level light field camera" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lytro-illum-side.jpg?1398333282" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Lytro introduces Illum, a pro-level light field camera" alt="Lytro introduces Illum, a pro-level light field camera" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lytro-illum-top.jpg?1398333282" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lytro goes pro with Illum </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A light field camera for serious snappers </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Cameras Hot Stuff Lytro Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:10:02 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1435922 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Vine lands on Windows Phone, Netflix gets a lick of paint and Viber goes all walkie-talkie http://www.stuff.tv/lytro/fully-charged-vine-lands-windows-phone-netflix-gets-lick-paint-and-viber-goes-all-walkie-talki <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s only our morning round-up of the last 24 hours’ top tech stories! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Vine hits Windows Phone 8" alt="Vine hits Windows Phone 8" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/vine-on-windows-phone.jpg?1384333896" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vine hits Windows Phone 8 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Micro video app <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/vine-co-founder-six-seconds-video-felt-perfect-and-it-still-does/news">Vine</a> has just arrived on Windows Phone 8, giving owners of Microsoft-powered smartphones the ability to film, share and view looping six second clips. Previously Vine had only been available on iOS and Android. WP8 users can download the free app <a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-gb/store/app/vine/f9e6f07e-e47e-47f5-806d-55d4f79f2b60">here</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lytro camera goes 3D with latest update </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Lytro light field camera has just got another special ability: 3D photographs. ‘Living pictures’ taken with the innovative camera (you can read our review <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lytro/review">here</a>) can now be formatted for three dimensional viewing using the iOS or Mac and Windows desktop apps, and then shown on a 3D TV. [Source: <a href="http://blog.lytro.com/post/66786299958/lytro-delivers-a-new-3d-living-picture-experience-and">Lytro blog</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lytro" alt="Lytro" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lytro-group-stacked.jpg?1384333896" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Netflix gets a new look for TV screens </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Netflix has jazzed up its user interface for users viewing through a television, in what the company calls its biggest update yet.</p> <p>The new UI comes courtesy of a new software platform that aims to unify Netflix’s look and feel no matter which device it’s being viewed on. Previously each device had its own Netflix UI, but with the new system it’ll be almost exactly the same whether you’re using a PS3, a smart TV or a Roku 3 box.</p> <p>Among the changes: the new main screen now shows three large, rotating images for each title, along with a revised, snappier synopsis; and search is now more visual and predictive, with titles starting to appear after you’ve typed just one letter.</p> <p>The update is coming first to newer smart TVs and Blu-ray players, Xbox 360, PS3 and Roku 3, and will arrive on other devices in the coming months.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/HdzV5bkFTaM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Viber’s new push-to-talk feature turns your phone into a walkie-talkie </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Messaging service Viber has just updated its iOS and Android apps, and among the new features is push-to-talk. That means you can hold down the button and speak and friends will hear you instantly – so it’s basically like having a free walkie-talkie function on your phone. Other new features include tablet support, improved notifications and the ability to have 100 participants in a single conversation.</p> <p>You can download it for Android <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.viber.voip&amp;hl=en">here</a> and iOS <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/viber/id382617920?mt=8">here</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Viber on Android" alt="Viber on Android" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/viber-on-android.jpg?1384333896" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Android apps iOS apps Lytro Windows Phone apps Tue, 12 Nov 2013 22:42:52 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1429024 at http://www.stuff.tv Lytro camera finally lands in the UK http://www.stuff.tv/lytro/lytro-camera-finally-lands-uk/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Experimental shutterbugs rejoice, as Lytro&#039;s brightly coloured light field cams have stepped on British shores at long last </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lytro-stacked.jpg?1374062007" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Remember the<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lytro/review" target="_blank"> Lytro</a>? It's the odd-shaped camera which got us all excited with its light field camera tech which lets you focus on different parts of an image after you've taken your shot.</p> <p>These living pictures can be shared online for other users to play around with and you can even alter the perspective for a cool 3D-like effect.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sharing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>After recently having <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lytro/guess-what-lytro-has-secret-wi-fi-chip/news" target="_blank">Wi-Fi unlocked</a> as part of a firmware update, iOS (and eventually Android) users can also connect the Lytro to their devices for instant on-the-go sharing and image manipulation with nine interactive filters.</p> <p>If that all sounds good to you then you can pick up the Lytro from July 22nd at Dixons Travel, Harrods and online at John Lewis for £400 (8GB) or £470 for the red 16GB model.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="877" height="658" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lytro-colours.jpg?1374062007" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Seeing the Lytro </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Light field photography hits the UK </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/lytro/lytro-camera-finally-lands-uk/news#comments Cameras Lytro Tue, 16 Jul 2013 13:00:20 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1424900 at http://www.stuff.tv Guess what? The Lytro has a secret Wi-Fi chip http://www.stuff.tv/lytro/guess-what-lytro-has-secret-wi-fi-chip/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The pioneering light field camera gets its wireless feature unlocked today alongside a new iOS app </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lytro" alt="Lytro" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lytro-group-stacked.jpg?1371696096" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>So that clever <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lytro/review">Lytro</a> light field camera you bought? Turns out it has a dormant Wi-Fi chip inside.</p> <p>Today Lytro <a href="http://blog.lytro.com/">revealed</a> that a firmware update will be switching this hitherto secret feature on, meaning the camera can wirelessly communicate with an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch running a new app.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lytro Mobile app also announced </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The free app, Lytro Mobile, is <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/id653750461?mt=8">available today at the iTunes App Store</a>. It lets you preview and upload photos to Lytro.com, Twitter and Facebook via Wi-Fi or your phone’s data connection. You can also email or text shots to friends, and the app features popular and recent “living pictures” from other users as well as tips for taking better images.</p> <p>Sadly, at the time of writing the Lytro is still not available in the UK, and Lytro won’t even ship one over from the US. The only way to get your hands on the camera is apparently to travel to one of the places where they’re sold: the US, Canada, Australia, Singapore or Hong Kong.</p> <p>[Via <a href="http://blog.lytro.com/">Lytro blog</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lytro Mobile app" alt="Lytro Mobile app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lytro-mobile-app.jpg?1371696096" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/lytro/guess-what-lytro-has-secret-wi-fi-chip/news#comments Cameras iOS apps Lytro Wed, 19 Jun 2013 21:34:29 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1424206 at http://www.stuff.tv Lytro http://www.stuff.tv/lytro/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lytro’s promise to take the focus out of photography intrigues, but can it prove to be more than a party trick in a box? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="600" height="450" title="Lytro review" alt="Lytro review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lytro1.jpg?1395761917" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="600" height="450" title="Lytro review" alt="Lytro review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lytro2.jpg?1395761917" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="600" height="450" title="Lytro review" alt="Lytro review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lytro3.jpg?1395761917" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="600" height="450" title="Lytro review" alt="Lytro review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lytro4.jpg?1395761917" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Get ready to have your mind blown. Hit the shutter on Lytro, the world&rsquo;s first consumer light field camera, and you don&rsquo;t capture just one shot but every possible photo that could be taken through its 8x zoom lens.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £0.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">6 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lytro – computational photography </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Computational photography uses powerful processors running cutting edge algorithms to crunch optical data. It can banish out-of-focus snaps, improve exposure and correct distortion, even create 3D movies from the smallest lenses.</p> <p>The Lytro does just one of these &ndash; refocusing images &ndash; but promises more in the future. Inside the camera, an array of microlenses sits between the lens and a traditional sensor. The lenses project thousands of minuscule images onto the CCD, allowing the camera to capture a complete four-dimensional &lsquo;light field&rsquo; that includes the direction and intensity of every ray of light.</p> <p>The Lytro can then calculate what a picture would look like with any focal setting &ndash; from macro to infinity. Loading each image takes a few seconds, then refocusing is almost instantaneous.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="450" title="Lytro review" alt="Lytro review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lytro5.jpg?1395761917" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lytro – easy to use </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The design is as eye-popping as the images &ndash; a square anodised aluminium telescope peering into the future.</p> <p>And using the Lytro is as simple as its innards are complex. A one-handed touch-sensitive zoom and lightning-fast shutter reduce shooting to bare essentials. Gestures across the touchscreen let you navigate, &lsquo;favourite&rsquo; and delete shots in seconds, and you can easily touch to refocus.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="450" title="Lytro review" alt="Lytro review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lytro7.jpg?1395761917" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lytro – creative mode </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Swiping up the screen enters Creative Mode. This unlocks the full 8x zoom and lets you shoot ultra close-ups &ndash; even up to the front element of the lens itself. Use with care, though, as telephoto shots reduce the multi-focus effect.</p> <p>Sadly, the tiny 1.5in touchscreen is rather too small and lo-res &ndash; there&rsquo;s nothing futuristic about it other than its responsiveness. It washes out in sunlight, smears in the dark and, ironically, makes it virtually impossible to see what&rsquo;s sharp and what&rsquo;s not.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="450" title="Lytro review" alt="Lytro review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lytro8.jpg?1395761917" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lytro – uploading to a Mac </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The real magic happens when you upload (very, very slowly) to Mac computers (PC software is coming soon). Here, images can be refocused with more finesse, then shared as interactive &lsquo;living pictures&rsquo; to social media. 3D features are promised shortly.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="450" title="Lytro review" alt="Lytro review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lytro9.jpg?1395761917" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lytro – verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Revolutions don&rsquo;t come cheap. It takes every pixel of the Lytro&rsquo;s 11MP sensor to capture the detailed light field information, meaning that output JPEGs are a measly 1.2MP in size. And the lack of flash photography or video feels more steam era than space age.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s no denying that this does feel like a step towards the future. With a bump up in resolution for both the pics and the LCD, this could be something quite remarkable. Let&rsquo;s hope for a Lytro Mk II.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>More of a toy than a serious snapper but the next photo revolution begins with the Lytro</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/lytro </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/lytro/review#comments Cameras Lytro Mon, 09 Jul 2012 13:23:44 +0000 Paddy Smith 421893 at http://www.stuff.tv