With their newest camera firmware (v1.1.2), Lytro has implemented a number of interesting changes to their first-generation LightField camera.
Most notably, Creative Mode has been revamped and is now used completely differently:
In all previous official firmware versions, the refocus position was set by tapping on an object in the middle of the desired range. Refocus range was then largely influenced by the current zoom position.
Now, Creative Mode was simplified, in that users just tap on what’s most important in the scene, and the camera “takes the current zoom position, focus position, and relative distances into account” when establishing the refocus range automatically. Continue reading
Lytro has recently started giving out camera firmware 1.1.1 for its LightField Camera, which brings another new feature that the Lytro community has been asking for: a Self Timer.
The timer will not only come in handy when you want to appear in your own pictures, but also when you’re taking pictures with longer exposure times, to reduce camera shake and unwanted motion blur from pushing the shutter button. Continue reading
Coinciding with the first round of international sales, Lytro has just announced the latest version (v1.1) of their camera firmware.
Most importantly, the camera now features a set of manual camera control options that lets their users explore new aspects of LightField creativity.
As soon as you enable Manual Controls (swipe up, tap the “Settings” icon and activate “Manual Controls”), you’ll be able to adjust the following camera settings:
- Shutter Speed: 1/250 to 8 seconds
- ISO Sensitivity: 80 – 3200
- Neutral Density (ND) Filter: toggle on/off (-4 equivalent f-stops)
- Auto Exposure (AE) Lock: long-press to lock auto-exposure while you adjust your scene
The newest firmware upgrade (version 1.0.2) for Lytro’s LightField Camera brings a few improvements to your little technological wonder-tube:
Most notably, the camera is being equipped with the Windows 7 installer file, so that simply plugging your camera to a Win7 PC will be enough to install the Desktop Software.
Apart from that, you should be able to faster and more accurately set the correct refocus range in Creative Mode.
Official release notes after the break: Continue reading
It’s been more than 2 weeks since Lytro has first released update 1.0.1 for its desktop software and camera firmware.
If you haven’t received the firmware update notification yet, here’s why, and what you can do to get it: Continue reading