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Lytro Light Field Camera

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the build quality and focus. The usability and performance get less positive comments, while there are some mixed opinions about the portability.

focus, build quality

value for money, screen, image quality, performance, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Lytro Light Field camera is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 7 reviews)

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Lytro Light Field Camera


The Lytro lives up to its promise of capturing images that you can focus after they've been shot, but its image quality and ergonomics are poor, making the camera little more than an overpriced toy.

Innovative technology. Compact. Easy online image sharing

Expensive. Poor photo quality. Terrible ergonomics. Low-res LCD. Very limited editing software. Currently works with Macs only

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Lytro Light Field Camera


The world's first consumer light-field camera is exciting, but not ready for primetime.

Lets you focus and refocus photos after they’ve been taken

Soft, messy image quality; Small, low-res LCD hampers handling and interface; Expensive, as most first-gen products are

First-generation products are rarely worth buying, but the best ones can represent something more valuable than their bloated price tags. The first MP3 player held fewer songs than a CD, but it ushered in a new era of recorded music. The first...

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Review: Lytro Light Field Camera


To publish a “review” of the Lytro as it is today is, in a way, very premature. But it's also only fair. The product is shipping and, to an extent, complete. But given the number of features and planned improvements in the pipes, a review today will be...


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Lytro Light Field camera


The Lytro Light Field sensor is capable of capturing all the light in a scene, giving you a new way to play with depth of field in your photographs

Build quality ; Interactive results

Screen can be tricky to view, which can make it hard to frame a scene, especially outdoors

The Lytro is an innovative camera that can capture all the light in a scene and let you play around with the depth of field after you take the photo. It's a camera that should appeal to photography and camera enthusiasts.

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Lytro Light Field Camera


The Lytro Light Field Camera rethinks photography with its unique hardware and fascinating image output. But if you're not a gadget-loving, Mac-owning early adopter, steer clear until Lytro makes improvements.

Eye-catching ; Creates photos that you can refocus again and again after you've shot them ; Opens up new creative possibilities

Proprietary Lytro image file format can only be processed and edited with Lytro's so-far Mac-only software ; If you want to share images you need to use Lytro's site ; LCD is poor for an otherwise high-end device


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Lytro light field camera


Review Since before the days of Fox Talbot, cameras have worked like the human eye. A lens focuses an image on a plane, be it a retina, silver halide or electronic sensors. The Lytro is different

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been pondering what the usefulness of the Lytro Light Field Camera. Much like when I had my first Sinclair Z80 computer people said: yes, but what’s it for? I’ve decided the job of the Lytro is to make you think...