In Brief

The Lytro could change increase the level of visual accuracy of photographs.

A new range of cameras created by a Silicon Valley startup company will revolutionize the way people take photos. The Lytro camera uses light-field technology to record visual information. By capturing an array of of color and light intensity in a photo, users won’t need to worry about focusing on an object and can essentially adjust the focal point after the picture is taken.

Lytro’s technology works similarly to the multifaceted eyes found on insects by combining lots of micro-lenses just above the camera sensor. The photos result in more vibrant colors and are more true to what the human eye actually sees. By post-processing the photos with custom software, photographers can change the focus of the image simply by clicking on an object. Try it for yourself here.

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