The Lytro Illum Light Field Camera is an alternative digital camera that allows focus adjustment post-capture. Key features include:
- 40 Megaray Light Field CMOS Sensor. This sensor features a micro-lens array on top of a CMOS sensor, thus diverting the light rays to different pixels on the sensor, capturing the angular variation among the rays. This translates to approximately 4MP in a standard still image. The use of a Snapdragon 801 processor gives speedy response time considering the large amount of computation that is occurring.
- 8x Fast Zoom Lens. With a focal length equivalent to 30-250mm, the Illum gives users plenty of zoom range. The constant f/2 aperture enables both shallow depth of field as well as great low light performance.
- Large Rear LCD. The 4.0" back-lit tilting touchscreen LCD gives user a great interface for image capture and review.
- What Makes This Special. Like its predecessor the Lytro Light Field Camera, the Illum gives users the ability to adjust both focus and perspective after image capture. The “image files” are interactive where users can adjust focus and perspective to their heart’s content with the free software, then export a traditional 4MP JPEG image. The camera writes images to SDHC / XC memory cards.