by Stephen Shankland October 19, 2011 1:05 PM PDT Follow @stshank The three Lytro camera models sport a very different design on the outside, but their light-field technology inside is even more of a departure from conventional cameras.
While scoring a coveted Lytro camera for testing is anything but easy, you can sign up on the company's site and cross your fingers. One thing to keep in mind: Yes, Lytro's new technology is amazing but say goodbye to JPG, GIF, PNG file types.
Learn More The Lytro “focus later” camera has created a lot of interesting discussion on the web. With photography still in many ways the same as it was a century ago, this new way of capturing images has certainly struck a nerve.
The company has had no shortage of inquiries from folks wanting to be the first to use Lytro's cameras to do this or that. While the company says no a lot more than it says yes to such requests, it has gotten a few offers that were too good to refuse.
While that may be true, both agree that the Lytro camera is a game changer. “Everybody years from now in some form will be using this type of technology when they shoot,” says Bradley. “It's the wave of the future, as corny as that sounds.