Lytro’s light field camera began hitting store shelves around the world today, and to celebrate, the company announced a couple of upgrades to the camera: manual new colors and manual controls.
In addition to the standard red, blue, and graphite flavors, the camera is now available in Seaglass and Moxie Pink. Both offer 8GB of storage (the red one is the only one offering 16GB), and the Moxie Pink version is only available through Target.
The inclusion of manual controls is a welcome change for more serious shooters. In addition to the simple point-and-shoot functionality, the camera can now be used for more creative applications like light painting or high-speed photography.
Here are some sample high-speed photos taken by Lytro’s Eric Cheng (click within the frame to refocus):
The new manual controls include shutter speed (1/250s to 8s), ISO sensitivity (80 to 3200), a neutral density filter option for adjusting the amount of light that’s captured, and an auto exposure (AE) lock feature that’s one of the most important controls on any camera.
(via Lytro Blog)