We just noticed that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published new documents concerning the Lytro Illum earlier this month. Lytro submitted a new set of standard technical test reports regarding RF exposure (radio frequency exposure) including SAR measurements to the FCC on July 9, and these documents were published on the FCC website two days later.
While the device’s FCC ID has changed from ZMQB5 to ZMQBZ, the model number remains at “B5″ and one of the attached documents refers to “Blitzen”, the Illum camera’s internal code name. Thus, we believe have reason to believe these documents relate to the final version of Lytro’s Illum light field camera that is scheduled to start shipping within a few days. Continue reading
When Lytro recently announced their new, open source web player for Living Pictures, they also added that photography community 500px would be the first third-party website to support interactive light field pictures taken with the Lytro Illum.
The first Illum shipments are less than a week away, and we’re expecting the release of Lytro’s new WebGL Player to go hand in hand with those shipments.
In the meantime, 500px has gone ahead and activated Living Picture support on the community portal, becoming the first third-party website to do so.
One month ago, Lytro announced a new open file format and open-source WebGL player, to be released “with the Lytro Illum on July 15″. The camera’s first shipments of the Lytro Illum have been delayed to the end of July, and July 15 quietly went by without release of either the new file format or WebGL player.