It’s never been easier to get in on the light-field photography revolution [Deals]

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The Illum is Lytro's latest generation of light field camera, packed with new and familiar features.
The Illum is Lytro's latest generation of light field camera, packed with new and familiar features.
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It’s been nearly four years since Lytro started shipping their first pocket-sized light field camera. The technology has advanced since then, and the Lytro Illum represents its cutting edge. It still takes the stunning ‘living pictures’ of its predecessor — images based on the full light field that can be refocused and subtly repositioned after they’ve been shot — but right now you can get it for nearly half off the normal price, $699.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.


Lytro’s cameras capture the angle of every lightray in a room to create the depth and range of each image. With the Illun, they’ve modeled their camera like a DSLR, sporting a custom zoom lens and an articulated viewscreen for taking macro shots. The light field sensor has nearly 4 times more definition than its predecessor, but despite the exotic format, the controls and features are quite familiar: auto and manual focus, exposure modes, photo filters, etc.

With the Illum, you can explore this new form of photography for $699.99.

The Lytro's first camera is where it all started, and still a great choice for anyone interested in trying out light field photography.
The Lytro’s first camera is where it all started, and still a great choice for anyone interested in trying out light field photography.

Bonus Deal: The first generation Lytro is also still a fine option for anyone interested in light field photography, and it’s a lot less expensive. Right now the 16GB model is going for just $79.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.