Unlike a conventional digital camera, the LYTRO ILLUM captures the light field, which includes the direction of light. Most recently, light field cameras lived only in academic labs – via a roomful of cameras tethered to a super computer. Lytro’s scientists and engineers have optimized this technology so that the power of the light field can fit right in your hands.
Capturing this fundamentally new data gives consumers unprecedented capabilities, including the ability to focus, change the perspective, change the aperture, and view in 3D - all after a picture is taken. Photographers using the LYTRO ILLUM have new creative opportunities to tell stories and capture moments, delivering Living Pictures to friends, family, and clients.