New Camera Technology News

Lytro

The Lytro “focus later” camera we first spotted back in June is now in production. I clicked the “buy” button and learned delivery is expected in March or April. Not just in time for Christmas.

I’m a little more skeptical after reading this piece about the science behind the camera, and after seeing the thing. They may be marketing it as revolutionary (“the only camera that captures life in living pictures”), but they’ve designed it to look like a silly little throw-away mass consumer item – albeit one that starts at $400.

Still, I’m in. I wish them well and we’ll see.

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Then there’s this, the throwable panoramic ball camera. Ever want to see what’s behind you without having to bother turning around? Okay, that’s flip, if you’ll pardon the pun. Actually, the thing’s kind of neat:

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