Are you excited about the imminent release of Lytro’s second-generation light field camera, the Lytro Illum? Here’s something to pass some of that time:
Jackie Dove from TheNextWeb sat down with Lytro CEO Jason Rosenthal recently, to talk about the Illum and it’s significance for the future of photography. “Interchangeable lenses”, “DSLRs“, “Photoshop and Lightroom” and “Android” are some of the most important keywords that came up during the interview.
With the impending release of the Lytro Illum, Lytro has just released a “third-party open source code and materials” package for developers.
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.
It’s gotten a bit quiet around Pelican Imaging, lately. Until today, when the mobile plenoptics specialists have broken the silence and announced their own version of a WebGL light field viewer.
“What do photos with depth look like?”, the company teased in their newsletter. To answer that question, the company has published a small sample image gallery based on the new “Pelican 3D Image Viewer”, which allows users to check out and interact with 8 sample images taken with the Pelican Array Camera.