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Lytro goes live

Marc Sanchez Mar 1, 2012


The Lytro camera has been a star supernova since news that it even existed broke last summer. Engineers at the company produced a point-and-shoot camera that lets you re-focus your picture after it has been taken. Not only that, but it promises to take pictures in low-light situations without a flash. Pretty neat tricks, especially for those who would rather enjoy the day than messing around with camera settings, which I’m guessing is most of you. Well, the little camera that could is finally available to buy. There are two models, an 8GB version that holds 365 pictures will set you back $399, and for another $100 you can get a 16 GB version that holds up to 750 pictures. The good folks over at the Wall Street Journal and All Things D have been playing around with the camera for a couple weeks and have the skinny.

Everything seems to be new about these little buggers – they don’t even look like a traditional camera. They’re brightly colored and shaped like a small, square flashlight. There’s a rubberized grip thingy on one end. If someone can explain how this contraptions work, can you please come over and show me? Oh, and can you program my VCR. I don’t want to miss Matlock. There’s a nice glass of lemonade in it for you.

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