One of the most important things in photography is one of the most basic: light. Light can make or break your photo and learning how to work with it is paramount to becoming a strong photographer. The Lytro Illum is a high end camera that harnesses the full light field giving you stronger photos.
This camera captures all of the light which makes the pictures more dynamic, brighter, and richer. The camera really wants you, the photographer, to explore how light makes the scene. To really get into the technical aspects of photography in order to take the best picture possible.
The lens is set at a permanent f/2.0 but the focal length can be adjusted from 30 to 250 mm. The body is small and it’s fairly light weight. This camera will help you understand depth of field focus, and perspective better, or at least that it’s goal. The camera comes with a charger, micro USB 3.0 cord, and the neck strap but no SD card. The Lytro Illum is $1,299.