Lytro Lytro 16GB Light Field Digital Camera (Red Hot)

Lytro 16GB Light Field Digital Camera (Red Hot)

Lytro 16GB Light Field Digital Camera (Red Hot)

B&H # LYLFC16GR MFR # M01-100007-US
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Product Highlights

  • 11 Megaray Light Field Sensor
  • Light Field Image Processing Engine 2.0
  • 8x Optical Zoom Lens
  • Constant Aperture of f/2.0
  • 1.52" Back-Lit Touchscreen LCD
  • ISO Range 80-3200; Shutter 1/250-8 Sec
  • 16GB Internal Memory
  • Focus is Set After Image Capture
  • Adjustable Perspective Control
  • Everyday Mode/Creative Mode/Art Filters
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Lytro M01-100007-US overview

  • 1Description

The red hot Lytro 16GB Light Field Digital Camera from Lytro is a compact camera that utilizes the Light Field sensor and the Light Field Engine 2.0 for image capture and processing. Through an 8x optical zoom lens with constant f/2 aperture it records light traveling in every direction throughout a scene, not only along 2 axes, and creates HD-quality "living" pictures in which the focus point is to be determined after you have shot the image. In addition to adjusting focus points on an image, you can change the point of perspective slightly to the left, right, up or down.

Touchscreen technology allows you to determine the point of focus with just a tap on the camera's LCD monitor or, after the image is transferred to your computer, by clicking on the spot in your image where you want focus. If you decide that you prefer focus on another part of the image, click on that spot in the original image (.lfp file) and save. There is no limit to the adjustments you can make. To print an image, save it as a standard 1080 x 1080 jpeg file.

As the Lytro has a constant f/2.0 aperture, you can control light intake by adjusting ISO sensitivity between 80-3200 and shutter speed between 1/250 and 8 seconds. Adjustments are made on the touchscreen. Exposure lock is supported and an integrated ND filter enables further exposure control to -4 equivalent f/stops. The display is a 1.52" back-lit LCD with a glass touchscreen that provides composition and playback viewing and touch control for almost all camera functions. Optical zoom is controlled by a touch sensitive slider on top of the camera body. Because there is no focusing, there is no shutter lag.

Lytro offers two modes: Everyday Mode and Creative Mode. In Everyday Mode the refocus range is set by the camera, but Creative Mode allows you to set the primary point of focus with a tap on the touchscreen and establish a wider refocus range. It also allows full use of the 8x optical zoom enabling close-up shots with a minimum focus distance of virtually zero and an ability to use the longer focal lengths for creative portraits with blurred backgrounds. Living Filters offers nine interactive filters for expressive touches such as Film Noir, Carnival, Mosaic and 8-Track, which adds a 1970's vignetted look to your photo.

The camera itself is extremely compact and lightweight (7.5 oz) with an anodized aluminum body and silicone rubber grip. Images are stored on the internal 16GB flash drive, which holds 750 pictures, and are imported to your computer with the free Lytro Desktop app via an included micro-USB cable. Photos can be easily posted on the Lytro webpage and to Facebook where they can be viewed in the same interactive manner as on your own computer or device. A firmware update and the Lytro Mobile App are also available to allow existing and future Lytro Camera owners the ability to upload photos to their iOS device and share them directly from their phone or tablet.


Refocus and Change Perspective
The Lytro cameras capture an entire light field without a specific point of focus. After image capture, with either a tap on the LCD or a click on your computer, you can set the point of focus for your image. You are able to continuously and repeatedly change the focus point. Perspective can also be changed slightly, either right or left, up or down.
Light Field Sensor and Light Field Engine V.2
The Light Field Sensor is uniquely built for the Lytro cameras and places 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. The sensor records megarays as opposed to pixels. The Lytro Light Field Sensor in the Lytro camera captures 11 megarays-or 11 million rays-per picture. The Light Field Engine V.2 is the integrated software to process light fields, producing interactive re-focusable pictures. Version 2 includes Perspective Shift capability.
The lens on the Lytro is a 8x optical zoom lens with a constant aperture of f/2.0. There is no focusing system and light intake is adjusted by controlling shutter speed and ISO.
ISO and Shutter Speed
The ISO range for the Lytro cameras is 80-3200 and its shutter speed can be controlled from 1/250 second to 8 seconds.
Neutral Density Filter
Employing the integrated neutral density filter enables exposure adjustment to -4 stops
LCD Monitor
A 1.5" back-lit LCD display provides image composition and review and its glass touchscreen allows menu control and selection of the focus point after shooting.
Everyday Mode and Creative Mode
The Lytro offers Everyday Mode in which the camera selects the refocus range and Creative Mode in which a tap on the touchscreen marks the focus point. Creative Mode allows for a broader refocus range and use of the full 8x optical zoom range.
Living Filters
Living Filters allow you to add nine distinct special effects to your images, touching them, for example, with a Mosaic look, a 1970's vignette look, a Film Noir look or Carnival, in which you add a spiral design to your shot.
Images are stored on the internal 16GB flash drive which holds up to 750 images. There is no memory card.
Import, Upload, Share and Comment
Refocus and edit your images by importing them to your computer with the free Lytro Desktop application via an included micro-USB cable. You can then post your Lytro images to your own personal page on Lytro Web, where your pictures will be stored for free and you can also have Lytro Desktop automatically post to Facebook at the same time. Your friends can refocus your images on Facebook. You and others can post comments on living pictures shared publicly in the Lytro galleries.
Lytro Mobile App for iOS
The Lytro Mobile App provides a convenient way to instantly share your living pictures from your iOS device. A free software update enables Wi-Fi on every Lytro camera, and the free companion app provides sharing to, Facebook, and more. Any picture can also be saved as an auto-playing animated GIF, allowing light field pictures to be emailed or sent via SMS. Camera owners and non-camera owners alike can download the app to view living pictures on their iOS device, including refocusing pictures and Perspective Shift. Photos uploaded to can also be viewed on your iPhone or iPad and a series of educational tips is also available.
The shell of the Lytro is ultra-light anodized aluminum alloy with a silicone rubber grip. The power button, zoom slider and shutter buttons are discretely housed on the grip. A wrist strap and magnetized lens cap are included.
In the Box
Lytro 16GB Light Field Digital Camera (Red Hot)
  • Lens Cap
  • Wrist Strap
  • Micro-USB Cable
  • Cleaner Cloth
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Lytro M01-100007-US specs

    Light Field Resolution 11 Megarays
    Sensor (6.5 x 4.5 mm) Light Field
    File Formats Still Images: LFP
    Aspect Ratio 3:2
    Image Stabilization None
    Lens (35 mm Equivalent: 35 to 300mm)
    Aperture: f/2.0
    Filter Thread None
    Zoom Optical: 8x
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity 80 to 3200
    Shutter 8 to 1/250 Second 
    Exposure Modes Modes: Manual, Shutter Priority
    Built-In Memory 16 GB
    Memory Card Type None
    Screen 1.52" LCD Rear Touchscreen
    Connectivity/System Requirements
    Connectivity USB 2.0 Micro-B
    GPS No
    Software System Requirements Windows: 7 
    Waterproofing None
    Certifications ROHS
    Battery 1 x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 1.6 x 1.6 x 4.4" / 41.0 x 41.0 x 112.0 mm
    Weight 7.55 oz / 214 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.5 x 3.8 x 3.7"

    Lytro M01-100007-US reviews

    Lytro 16GB Light Field Digital Camera (Red Hot) is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 14.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Promise Got this to try out light field photography and in particular creation of perspective shifting GIF images. The camera has great promise but need improvements in many areas - * 4 x larger images to be at least equivalent to 5MP image for display on HD/4K monitor. * Larger, brighter direct sunlight friendly preview screen. * Larger GIF images, I was disappointed to be only able to create 360x360 GIFs and only when using the iPhone/iPad app. * Support for Android devices. * Open Source software for image manipulation or at least provision of an equivalent free multiplatform SDK. * HD/4K video recording capability * GPS & 3D Compass for geotagging
    Date published: 2013-09-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cool Toy I got this for my 12 year old. The concept amazes him and he is anxious to get out and use it. He has shown it to several friends and described its unique features. No in-depth usage of the camera yet. The only con noticed so far is that the zoom control can be finicky. Some touch-enabled devices don't like my dry skin, but it's never an issue for my son or my brother. Both had the same inconsistent speed of zooming as I did. But I wouldn't let that stop me from buying this camera. At $ it's a deal to teach a kid about depth of field and to actually use it for photos.
    Date published: 2014-12-31
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Image quality just OK Wanted to experience the new technology with the Lytro. I think the concept is amazing but this little camera fell short in image quality and you really have to adjust your thinking when taking images to maximize the full effect of the camera. Not too good in low light either. Overall a fun camera but I would not have paid the regular price for it.
    Date published: 2014-08-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Real Digital Holga My first impression of this camera is not especially positive, and it's only going to improve by way of a number of qualifiers regarding expectations. For starters, as of the time of this writing, the mobile app is incompatible with iOS 9, crashing whenever one attempts to upload a photo. I don't blame the Lytro team, but I really hope they make fixing this a priority. Second, B&H has listed a number of tripod and support accessories, namely pistol grips, but the Lytro has no mount. That's a missed opportunity; making this thing look like a sci-fi weapon would be awesome. Third gripe is that it uses Wi-Fi to connect to your mobile device, which means I have to switch back and forth between hotspots. I get that Wi-Fi allows faster transfer speeds, but it can't be that much more advantageous than Bluetooth. Finally, the zoom control is way too sensitive. Why couldn't it be a pair of buttons instead of a touch strip? As for the pros, it's extremely well built, feeling very solid yet lightweight in the hands. It's extremely discrete, which might make it an ideal choice street photography. Most importantly, the main gimmick of adjustable depth of field ex post facto, makes it quite possibly the best camera for candid portraits ever made. The aforementioned small size and non-committal shallow focus means lots of spontaneity. Overall, the camera just oozes character, a unique charm that's going to challenge how you take photos. It's definitely worth checking out, but keep an open mind.
    Date published: 2015-11-08
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Needs getting used to Three stars for ease of use, good concept and low price (I bought during holiday discount). I wanted to try this cheaper/older model instead of spending 14 times for the newer model that looks more like the compact zoom cameras we're all used to. This camera has some amazing technology but is somewhat complicated to use. The lack of many controls is sometimes frustrating but that is the nature of this product. To me the wide end didn't seem quite like 30mm in tradittional sense. I am not sure if it is measured differently. It works great in good lighting. I have only tried it in indoor lighting and outside nightshots with holiday lights. The re-adjustment of focus as described is not easy to use and it didn't work for me all the time. When it did, it looks great. Any exported JPEGs are enough for web viewing. They didn't seem enough for large monitor. Even for this picture size, the file size is huge. That tells me how much of data it is storing but we only see a fraction of it at any time. Before you want to shell down 1.5K for the more camera-like newer model, try this one for cheap, get to know the concept, understand storage requirements, how many devices you can (or cannot) view these images at their full capability, etc.
    Date published: 2014-12-20
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not so hot I was fascinated by the idea and the pictures I saw but Lytro seems to have let support for this product slip and I couldn't get the software to run on my Mac. I've got a windows partition on two of my Mac's so maybe I'll try that next. Right now the camera is on loan to a friend, who likes it but hasn't got any of Lytro's software running on any of his machines either. Nice toy if the tiny screen on the camera is enough for you.
    Date published: 2014-12-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cool new way to do Photography I bought this little camera to check out a new way to capture photographic images - using different physics to capture the light than what a standard camera does. I am pleased with the results I have been able to get, but still have a learning curve to fully understand and approach mastering this new art form.
    Date published: 2015-11-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from superb first digital camera to buy as an experience this is was my first experience to shoot photo and not bother about focus this help me understand about 3d work great experience with app on iphone simple design makes so much sense specialy the magnetic lense cap wonderful to adjust on screen cool feature i was not happy about flash being absent and photo inside home or hotel, wish lense cap had a string too and better tutorials were avail and easy to locate on web
    Date published: 2015-10-07
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