Lytro LightField Camera

General Info

Lytro Lightfield camera (photo: Lytro.com)Camera Type: Portable light field camera
Technology: Lytro Light Field Engine 1.0.
Image sensor: Lytro Light Field Sensor (CMOS1)
Code Name: Firefly11,12,13,14

Dimensions: 41 x 41 x 112 mm (1.61 x 1.61 x 4.41 in)
Weight: 214 g (7.55 oz)
Power supply: Long-life Li-Ion internal battery (lasts long enough to fill the camera up with photos)
Materials: Ultra-light anodized aluminum structural skin, Silicone Rubber grip

Models at release (2012-02): Red Hot (16 GB memory ~750 pictures), Electric Blue & Graphite (8 GB ~350 pictures), Orange (16 GB, special limited Edition for Lytro employees).
New Models (2012-10): Seaglass and Moxie Pink (8 GB ~350 pictures; Seaglass: US only2)
New Models (2013-11): Cobalt Blue (16 GB ~750 pictures, exclusively at Apple Online Store10) and Champagne (8 GB ~350 pictures, exclusively at Apple Online Store US and Canada10)

The Lytro LightField Camera Family

Pricing and Availability

Pricing: 399 (8 GB memory) or 499 US-$ (16 GB memory)
Where to buy: Lytro’s LightField Camera is available in the following countries/stores:

  • USA: Lytro Online Store (pre-orders since 11/20113); Amazon, Best Buy, Target (since 10/20124); Apple Online Store (since November 201310)
  • Australia, Canada, Hong Kong & Singapore (since Mid-October 20124)
  • Germany, Austria and Switzerland: Ringfoto specialist shops (since mid-July 20138)
  • United Kingdom (since mid-July 20139)
  • Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain & Sweden: via Apple Online Store (since November 201310)

Camera Specs

Focal length: 35 – 300 mm (35mm equivalent5)
Lens: constant f/2 lens
Zoom: 8x optical zoom
ISO range: ISO 80 – 3200
Shutter speed range: 8 s – 1/250 s
Self timer: 2s, 10 s
Storage: 8 GB or 16 GB internal flash memory
Display: 1.52 in (38.55 mm) back-lit LCD display with glass touchscreen.

LightField Resolution: 11 Megarays (the number of light rays captured by the light field sensor.)
Effective Resolution: max. 1080 x 1080 px (HD-quality) interactive, living pictures or JPEG (not interactive).

Controls: power button, shutter button, zoom slider (touch), touchscreen
Exposure control: Tap to set; Manual controls (shutter speed, ISO, ND filter) and Auto Exposure Lock (since 08/10/20126).

Software and such

Software includes a free desktop application (Lytro Desktop Software) for importing, processing and interacting with living pictures from the camera. System requirements: Mac OS X 10.6.6 or newer, Windows 7 64-bit (Home, Professional and Ultimate) or newer.
Smartphone Apps: Using the free Lytro App for iOS (Android in development), you can connect to the camera via WiFi, process images and upload them on the go. The app can also export Living Pictures as animated GIFs.
File Format: LightField Picture (.lfp).
Export: 1080 x 1080 px (HD-quality) JPEG (not interactive)
Sharing: Images can be uploaded for free to pictures.lytro.com, and embedded in facebook, twitter, on blogs etc. Lytro-URL can be shared via email etc.
Interacting: Software Refocus, Perspective Shift, Living Filters
Living Pictures can be viewed, processed and interacted with on the Lytro camera, in the Desktop Software and the iPhone App. After sharing online, they are compatible with virtually any computer, smartphone or tablet with an internet connection (includes operating systems such as Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Android, iOS and Windows Phone).

Hardware Specs (Revision A67)

CMOS Sensor: Aptina MT9F002 14.4 Mpx 1/2.3″ sensor (effective imaging area: 6.14 x 4.6 mm, 1.4 µm pixel size; cropped to 3280 x 3280 px).
Microlens Array: approx. 130,000 individual microlenses (25 µm focal length, 13.89 µm pitch)
LCD Board: Marvell Avastar 88W8787A16 SoC (includes WiFi 802.11 a/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0+HS, FM radio)
Mainboard: Zoran ZR364246BGLG Camera On a Chip, SK Hynix SDRAM, Samsung NAND flash memory
Battery: Formosa DC-A950 Li-Ion, 3.7 V, 2100 mAh, 7.77 Wh
Other Sensors: 2 temperature sensors (1 on Mainboard, 1 on the lens), piezzo buzzer (USB Board, currently not enabled), touch zoom slider (topside, 5 capacitive sensors), 3-axis accelerometer

Package contents and accessories

In the box: Lytro LightField Camera, lens cap, cleaner cloth, wrist strap, micro USB cable for data transfer and charging.
Optional accessories: Fast charger, tripod mount adapter, replacement lens cap; New: Camera Sleeve, Camera Case2.

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