In the United States, Lytro’s LightField Camera has started shipping in late February. While there are some options to order a Lytro camera from abroad, they’re a bit complicated and more expensive.
Asked about international orders, Lytro’s customer support can’t provide a lot of information:
Q: Is there any date when you’re gonna be able to send Lytro to Europe? Just some info like Q4 2012 or Q1 2013 would be nice, I don’t need some specific date, but I really want your product! ;)
A: We are working toward expanding distribution and will share more details when we can.
A new, open job position at Lytro shows that the company is preparing for internatoinal orders and shipping: Continue reading
It took me a little longer than expected, but I finally completed the Test Report: Ordering a Lytro LightField camera from Europe. The article now also contains information on customs fees and the total shipping time of the Lytro, which is stupenduosly short considering the distance. :)
It seems like production of Lytro’s LightField camera is catching up: While pre-orders from October 2011 took as long as February 2012 to ship, orders made last November shipped in April.
According to Lytro, new orders are currently placed in the “May/June” timeframe, so if you order now, you could enjoy your brand new Lytro camera within two weeks – that is, if everything goes super-fast (which it might not).
(Living) Pictures say more than 1.000 words… :)
I’d like to welcome my brand new Lytro camera (electric blue) to Austria – it’s probably the first one in my country. :)
About a month ago i told you about 4 ways to order a Lytro camera from abroad.
I myself am based in Austria (Europe), and placed my Lytro order back in November, and used a combination of points 1 (family/friends) and 2 (mail forwarding).
About a week ago, I received my shipping confirmation, and i’ve since been tracking the camera shipment with a stalker’s minuteness. ;)
That also means that I can give you first-hand experience from my Lytro order, and you’ll find that in the next part of the article. Continue reading