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Lytro Light Field

alaTest has collected and analyzed 340 reviews of Lytro Light Field. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and focus. The design and usability also get good comments, but many are critical about the color and performance.

portability, usability, design, focus, durability

image quality, screen, price, performance, color

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

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lytro Light Field

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Lytro Light Field from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lytro 8GB Light Field Camera - Graphite (8x Optical Zoom)Lytro 8GB Light Field Camera - Graphite (8x Optical Zoom)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lytro Light Field

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 283 user reviews of Lytro Light Field from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

64% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lytro Light Field Camera, 8GB, GraphiteLytro Light Field Camera, 8GB, Graphite

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Lytro Light Field

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Lytro Light Field from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lytro Light Field Camera, 16GB, Red HotLytro Light Field Camera, 16GB, Red Hot

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

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.

The camera's lens has a rather long 8x zoom range, which covers an approximate 35-280mm focal range. But you won't be able to access all of the zoom in the Lytro's default mode. You'll be limited to a 35-123mm field of view, unless you switch to the...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Lytro Light Field Camera review

 

Editors' note: On July 24, 2012, Lytro released a Windows 7 (64-bit) version of its desktop software, which is required to offload and process pictures from the light-field camera. The Lytro camera can now be used with Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later and...

The eye-catching, revolutionary Lytro Light Field Camera creates photos that you can refocus again and again -- after you've shot them -- opening up new creative possibilities.

The proprietary Lytro image file format can only be processed and edited with Lytro's software. Low-light photo quality is disappointing. Its LCD is poor for such an otherwise high-end device.

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

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Richard Butler (dpreview.com)

Lytro Light Field Camera

 

There was a lot of excitement when the New York Times wrote about a small company promising to make focus errors a thing of the past. A camera that allowed you to focus after you take the picture. Its subject was Lytro, a startup promising to make its...

Interesting product design Well-developed user interface Simple workflow, despite concept's complexities Interactive experience sharable on Facebook

Very low processed resolution Explorable output tends to require contrived compositions Small, low-res screen Focus slow in Creative mode Cross-hatch banding visible in high ISO images No control over white balance can leave unpleasant tint under...

The Lytro LFC is unlike any consumer camera we've ever seen before - it captures fundamentally different information and produces output unlike any conventional model. Lytro must be commended for having made something so comparatively consumer-ready...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : William Chambers (steves-digicams.com)

Lytro Light Field Camera Preview

 

That's right, Lytro has finally announced their new Light Field Camera. Likely the most unique looking camera we've every seen, the Lytro will come in three color / memory configurations; Red Hot (16GB - 750 pictures), Graphite (8GB - 350 pictures),...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Liam McCabe (reviewed.com)

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...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Devin Coldewey (techcrunch.com)

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...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

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.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Angela Nicholson (techradar.com)

Lytro Light Field Camera review

 

It's not like other cameras

Clever focus shifting ; Easy to use ; Solid build

Poor LCD ; low resolution images ; expensive

Fantastic technology that's as cutting edge as it is expensive. An asset for macro fans and certainly impressive, but the Lytro remains a novelty purchase until established camera manufacturers integrate the tech. The Lytro Light Field Camera is easy...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (pcworld.idg.com.au)

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

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Neil Bennett (techadvisor.co.uk)

Lytro Light Field Camera review

 

The Lytro camera is an amazing technological achievement: a marvel of design that really is like nothing else on the market. But innovation aside, it may not prove that useful or fun just yet for advanced photographers – or even everyday snappers.

There's something truly incredible in the Lytro concept that I'm hoping we'll get to see in the future. That could be in a future Lytro camera; or licensed to the likes of Canon, Nikon or Sony for a next-generation digital SLR; or to Apple, Samsung,...

Nov, 2013
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