Amazing photography breakthrough lets you focus after the photo is taken

Art Press Release from Australia. Published by Rebecca Gabrielle Cannon on Wednesday 26 October 2011.

Amazing photography breakthrough lets you focus after the photo is taken image

After years of research into capturing “light fields” Lytro has unveiled its first consumer product —a digital camera capable of capturing “living images” that can be infinitely refocused after capture. The technology has the potential to radically alter how all photographs are made.

The Lytro camera is a small rectangular tube of aluminum, with an f/2 lens on one end and a small 2″ touchscreen on the other. The only controls are a power button, shutter button, and a slider to control the 8x zoom range of its lens. There are no controls for aperture, shutter speed, or focus—because the Lytro doesn’t need them.

Read more about the technology at Ars Technica