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Lytro Camera Unboxing (Video): Focusing on What’s Important

by Jon Rettinger | May 25, 2012May 25, 2012 11:15 am PST

The Lytro defies all camera convention. It goes against over 100 years of rich history, and laughs at current digital camera technology. What would Daguerre say about this… thing? First, it looks nothing like what you typically associate with a camera looking like. It’s almost one big lens, but there’s a one-inch touch screen at its rear. It’s certainly beautiful, make no mistake, and feels incredibly solid. But it’s strange and mysterious. It operates nothing like what I’m familiar with. In a way, though, that’s what makes the Lytro such an exciting piece of tech. Nothing like this has ever been done before, making the photography experience new.

Forget 41-megapixel smartphones. Who needs that when you can snap a photo and then focus later? When we got our hands-on the device back at CES, we came away thoroughly impressed with both its design and easy of use. Will that be the case with a more extended hands-on? Only time will tell. For now, check out our unboxing of the Lytro.

Lytro Specs:

  • OS: Light Field Engine Version 1.0
  • Dimensions: 1.61 x 1.61 x 4.41-inch
  • Weight: 7.55 oz
  • Display: 1.52-inch
  • Battery: Li-Ion internal battery
  • Internal Storage: 8GB or 16GB
  • Lens: 8x Optical Zoom; Light Field Sensor; 11 Megarays (number of light rays captured)

Jon Rettinger

Jon, perhaps best known by his YouTube alter ego Jon4Lakers, has a love for technology that can never be quenched, no matter how hard he tries. If...