Remember when the Lytro cameras hit the market? They weren’t cheap were they! But what they could do…
Lytro was the world’s first light field camera capturing fundamentally different data than conventional cameras. The camera records the entire light field – all the rays of light traveling in every direction through a scene – instead of a flat 2D image. You can refocus a picture and change perspective in the scene of a picture after you take it. You can also view them in 3D. This means you can create interactive, living pictures that tell a unique story. When you share these living pictures with your friends and family on Facebook and Twitter, they can interact and play with the pictures too.
The Lytro camera is not intended to replace your point-and-shoot camera or DSLR; resolution is optimized for sharing over the web. It’s an additional camera you’ll take with you that will showcase some of the unique and evolving abilities of light field photography.
At close to $300, this accessory camera (alone) wasn’t for everyone. Even at that price, you weren’t getting any accessories. Woot has an especially great deal if you held off. Your patience will be reward with a steep discount and a few accessories to boot. For $159 you get a 16GB version of the device, along with a camera sleeve and a fast charger. Act quickly before they go. Great job Woot! Enjoy!