So there’s this new kind of camera technology that lets you focus your image after you have taken it. Right now it is only a stills camera, but it doesn’t take much observation of how things go to figure out that we’ll see this technology implemented in future video cameras, possibly video dslrs ;) sooner or later.
The news about this camera is spreading fast but few seem to understand how it actually works. I read the description on the Lytro site and it seems to me they wanted to make it sound really sophisticated, complicated and futuristic, but in reality it’s fairly simple. Let me tell you right away that it doesn’t take successive shots real quick. If you look at the interactive image on the left that’s what could come to your mind, but that’s very wrong. The Lytro Camera will truly give you any focus field you desire. Read on to understand how it works.