Have you ever taken a picture and then wished you had done a better job at focusing? Now you can make corrections after the picture has been taken.
Photo-editing software like Photoshop and Gimp are great for adding effects, changing colors, and cropping, but they’re limited when it comes to working with the focus. With the Lytro Light Field Camera, you can take the photo now and worry about focusing later.
Small and lightweight enough to carry as easily as you carry your smartphone, the Lytro offers the opportunity to add another new toy to your photography arsenal. Since there’s no autofocus to worry with, there’s no shutter delay to throw off your timing, making it possible to capture the moment before it’s gone.
The Perspective Shift feature lets you adjust the focus after the photograph has been taken, and Living Filters let you get creative while the image is still on the camera. Touchscreen controls let you edit the image or share it through various social media channels.
Unfortunately, while the freedom of adjusting the focus might sound appealing to a few dedicated shutterbugs, the $653.69 price tag will probably make camera-hounds decide their current cameras and smartphones are good enough for their needs.