Lytro has unveiled a light field camera which allows users to click photos and focus later.
It does 2D and 3D and more. Here's the new Lytro camera, coming in 2012. http://lytro.com lets you order this 8GB $399 - 16GB $499 camera.
The Lytro camera is an odd-looking beast, appearing more like a boxy torch than a camera. Two versions will be available at launch, the company has confirmed: a 16GB model capable of storing 750 pictures and coloured red; and a cheaper 8GB model that can store 350 pictures in grey or blue.
That also gives us another piece of information: the size of each 'light-field' image prior to processing. At 750 pictures per 16GB of storage, that's around 20-22MB per image - not bad for a picture that can be refocused after the event.
Llight Field Lytro Camera Review:
TechCrunch - "Lytro is developing a new type of camera that dramatically changes photography for the first time since the 1800s."
Engadget - "This extra information [the light field] opens up a world of possibilities, including the ability to focus on any depth of field within a taken photo."
Mashable - "You then get a digital photo that is adjustable in an almost infinite number of ways."
The New York Times - "For a photographer, whether amateur or professional, the Lytro technology means that the headaches of focusing a shot go away."