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Lytro's New Professional-Grade, Light Field Camera Is A Serious Stunner

Two years ago, a little startup called Lytro shook up the world of photography by introducing the world’s first light field camera. It hasn’t replaced normal cameras, but now Lytro now has a new toy: a professional-grade model and software platform. After you see what this camera can do, you’ll never look at still pictures the same.


Apple Patents Lytro-Style Camera Technology For Refocusable Images

Apple was just awarded a patent for a “plenoptic” or light-field camera, much like the one that Lytro started selling a couple of years ago. This is the type of technology that enables you to refocus photos after you’ve taken them. It would also seriously take iPhone photography to the next level.


Lytro Has An iOS App Now

The Lytro light-field camera is miles in front of other cameras in the way that it handles light and focus, but it has been lagging behind in photo upload for some time now. That’s about to change, however, as the folks at Lytro roll-out the first iOS app today.


Is Nokia Investing In Lytro-Style Camera Tech For Phones?

Bloomberg is reporting that Nokia is planning to invest in a Californian startup that creates Lytro-style camera technology slim enough to squeeze into a mobile phone. The company in question is Pelican Imaging, which produces a complex sensor array and combines it with algorithmic processing to allow users to adjust an image’s focus after it has been captured.


How Your Smartphone Will Get Lytro-Like Superpowers

As neat as they are, the Lytro camera’s re-focusing tricks aren’t going to convince most of us to replace our highly pocketable cameraphones. So a California company called DigitalOptics has found a way to give us the best of both worlds with a new ultra-thin sensor that promises Lytro-like tricks.


Toshiba Is Working On A Miniature Lytro Sensor For Your Smartphone

Imagine for a second that your smartphone could snap in-focus images every single time. While it might seem like a pipe dream, we might actually see it in the next two years thanks to Toshiba.


The 10 Most Important Gadgets Of 2012

OK, 2012 wasn’t the greatest year for tech, but it wasn’t a total bust either. Wade through the glut of comically oversized phones, tiny tablets and fruit company refreshes, and you’re bound to come across a few shiny needles in that crummy haystack. Here, in no particular order, are the 10 most important gadgets of the year.


The 10 Most Important Cameras Of 2012

This was a banner year for photo gear. We saw some of the most-anticipated camera refreshes in years (a new 5D, finally!) not to mention some groundbreaking technologies (that weird little Lytro!). Here’s a rundown of the year’s 10 hottest cameras.


New Lytro Update Brings Crazy Perspective Shift To Your Focus-Later Photos

The Lytro camera, famous for after-the-fact refocussing, is getting a few new features just in time for Christmas, including filters that make it look like Instagram on steroids and a perspective shift ability, which means you can move a still image after the fact now, too.


3D Photos Are Coming To The Lytro Camera Really Soon

Lytro has long discussed plans to add 3D image capabilities into their Lytro Viewer software, but little has actually been put forth into the public spotlight. Engadget Chinese, however, got a sneak peek at the new Lytro Viewer software from a company spokesperson in Hong Kong.