I’ve never been more impressed by something as useless as Lytro’s incredible cameras. Let’s hope the company can actually find something useful to do with it before it expires. Right now, the company’s laying people off and going into survival mode.
Lytro wants to bring photography into the future by creating cameras that do the seemingly impossible — allowing anyone viewing the image to choose which part is in focus. It’s called light-field technology, and it might already be completely obsolete.
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.