Why lytro cameras without focus

Two years after his first plenoptic camera, Lytro announced and unveiled its second device that flouts development: the Illum.

Illum with his second plenoptic camera, Lytro brings innovations. The first sensor is size of 1 inch against third of 8x Optical zoom, but that of the Illum operates a focal range equivalent to 30-250 mm with a constant aperture of f / 2.0. Illum the Lytro is positioned as a more expert housing its predecessor. Whereas the latter was content to use in providing “fully automatic”, the U.S. Company announced a use in “all manual” for his new camera picture.

Specification sheet of Illum announces housing much more classic form of 8.6 x 14.5 x 16.6 cm and weighs 940 g. A rather large and heavy box that hosts a LCD touch screen hinged 4 inches diagonally with a resolution of 800 x 400 pixels. The lens barrel has two rings settings. The adjustment knobs are arranged at the front and the rear of the handle. Everything indicates that Lytro launches with illum a more “professional” box.

 The Lytro Illum has Wi-Fi access manufacturer announces passing interface for Android, but only for reasons of simplicity of development. The Illum does not access Google Play.

As a reminder, the plenoptic devices are freed from the phase of development. During shooting, the recording process a range of information needed for the development to post on the area of their choice. This device is quite restrictive. It must indeed use a proprietary application to open the files and edit them.

Lytro announced the availability of its Illum for August 2014 to 1600 dollars. It is already preorder at $ 1500. A 20% discount is also offered to current owners of the first Lytro camera.

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