No more blur promises fancy camera

23 April 2014

lytro illum A fancy new camera looks set to end blurring and the like. The Lytro Illum, will take 'living pictures' and will allow users to refocus their photos after taking them.

No more pictures that look like you've been infected by that ghoul from The Ring!

Lytro’s Illum camera resembles normal mirror-less cameras like Sony’s NEX cameras, but uses the company’s new 40-megaray light field sensor instead of a traditional camera sensor. The light field sensor captures the colour, intensity and direction of every light ray charging into the camera, rather than simply the colour and intensity of the light hitting a traditional camera’s sensor.

We've all been badly hurt by light simply hitting a traditional sensor, haven't we?

So, the result of which is a digital image that can be refocused afterwards, using the light field information to recreate the image focused on a single point. Nerdgasm.

The Lytro Illum features an 8x optical zoom lens, with a fast shutter speed and a constant f/2.0 aperture, which ensures a high level of light enters the lens for clear photos.

Lytro is hoping that its new Illum camera, which is available for pre-order for an introductory price of $1,499 (£890!) for shipping in July, will offer enough to entice photographers to ditch their smartphones and digital SLRs and embrace light field technology where the company's first generation Lytro camera failed.

Seriously though. The whole phone/camera thing is played out. GET A BLOODY PROPER CAMERA, YOU OH-SO-IMPORTANT DILETTANTES. Then you can go back to taking pictures of the dog. Sadly, the Lytro Illum hasn't found the solution to making you look sexy in selfies.

TOPICS:   Technology

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