“Before I studied photography, a camera was just a camera. When I began studying photography, a camera was no longer a camera. Now that I understand photography, a camera is just a camera.”
Maybe what the Unknown said is right, but I still believe that having a good camera helps a lot in taking emotional photographs. I have a compact Canon PowerShot AS 720 IS and it’s been great during the last two years that I’ve been taking pictures all over Panama City. However, I would like to have a more professional camera to increase the quality. Having more powerful lens and more potent image processors will no doubt enhance the final pictures. A Timex is a Timex, but a Rolex is a Rolex, if you know what I mean.
To prove my point, let me introduce a new photographic equipment called the Lytro camera. This revolutionary new camera allows users to completely change the focus of a picture after the shutter clicks. And, according to AllThingsD, this next-generation camera will be available before the end of the year.
“The secret behind the Lytro camera is a new type of sensor that gathers much more information about the light coming into the camera than the sensors found on all other types of digital cameras. Rather than record a finite amount of information about the light in a photograph, as is the case with other camera sensors, the Lytro sensor records the entire ‘light field,’ which is made up of ‘all the light rays in a scene,’ according to the Lytro website. This includes the color, intensity and direction of the rays of light. Other cameras simply record all the light as a single amount of light.”
“With this vast amount of data, the focus of a photo can be fully adjusted to match a photographer’s desires, using a computer, in the same way one might use Photoshop to adjust hue, brightness or contrast on a regular photograph. This means never having to worry about whether auto-focus centered on the right part of a picture, and it makes capturing fast-motion much easier.”
“The Lytro sensor’s sensitivity to light also makes it possible to take photos in very low-light conditions without the need of a flash. It also makes it possible to take 3D-like photographs with only a single lens, and without the need for glasses to see the immersive effects.”
Take a look at the stunning photographs taken with a Lytro camera and play with the focus of the pictures using you computer’s mouse. You’ll be amazed at the results. To bring the pictures up, please click Lytro Gallery link.
I’ll be monitoring the development of this new camera. If the price is right, and if it’s available in Panama, I could cough out the cash to get it. Good Day.
Source: Lytro: The camera that could change photography forever – Digital Trends (By Andrew Couts)