Posts Tagged ‘lytro’

Nokia Introduces New ‘Refocus’ App, Turns Lumia Phones Into Lytro-like Cameras

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In addition to announcing the Nokia Camera app and RAW support for the Lumia 1020 and 1520 (read about that here), Nokia made one other camera-centric announcement that had us perking our ears up: the company also introduced a Lytro-like refocusing camera app called Nokia Refocus Lens. Read more…

OPPO Will Integrate MemsCam ‘Take Now, Focus Later’ Tech Into Future Smartphones

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If you’ve been wishing and hoping for Lytro-like ‘take now, focus later” technology to appear in smartphones, it looks like a couple of different companies are planning on making that wish come true. Not only did Toshiba announce its own refocusing module just a couple of weeks ago, it seems OPPO will be putting similar tech into their future camera phones too. Read more…

Toshiba Unveils Dual Camera Module for Lytro-like Refocusing and ‘Deep Focus’

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It’s been 10 months since Toshiba was said to have been developing a tiny camera module that would bring Lytro-style refocusing to smartphones and tablets, but the company only just announced something official. Read more…

Lytro Will Launch ‘Multiple Breakthrough Products’ in 2014, CEO Says

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Ever since Lytro caused a stir by releasing the world’s first consumer light field camera almost two years ago, the company has been somewhat quiet. With the exception of a few updates in November of last year and an iOS app released a couple of months ago, most of the stories we’ve covered with “Lytro” in the title had to do with competitors working on Lytro-like features. All of that is about to change, however, in 2014. Read more…

DSLR Add-On Brings Features Like Lytro-Style Refocusing to Any Camera

Lytro may have made a splash when the company first burst onto the scene with its ‘snap now, focus later’ technology, but the competition has been growing steadily ever since. In addition to companies like Pelican gunning at the light-field market, a new SLR add-on created by researchers from Saarland University in Germany promises to bring Lytro-style refusing and much more to almost any camera. Read more…

Lytro Activates Camera’s Dormant Wi-Fi Chip, Releases iOS App

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Lytro has today taken their light field camera to the next step with the release of a new application for iOS, eliminating the need for users to connect the device to a PC or Mac computer to sync and manipulate photos.
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MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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Nokia Invests in Pelican Imaging for Lytro-style Cell Phone Cameras

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Lytro is seeing more and more competition these days, as more and more companies are jumping into the “snap now, focus later” game. There are now apps that mimic the technology, and companies like Toshiba are working on building Lytro-style smartphone camera modules.

Lytro’s latest challenger may be quite a formidable foe: it appears that Nokia has invested in Pelican Imaging, another startup that’s working on building Lytro-style smartphone camera arrays.
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FocusTwist Launches Refocusable-Photo App for the iPhone and iPad

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FocusTwist is a new app for iOS devices that lets you shoot Lytro-style refocusable photographs using your phone or tablet. Photographs shot using the app are interactive and dynamic in their focusing: click (or press) any area of the scene to see that area of the photograph come into sharp focus.
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FocusTwist to Bring Lytro-style Refocus-able Photos to a Phone Near You

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Lytro introduced refocus-able photos to the public when it unveiled the world’s first consumer light field camera back in October 2011. Since then, a number of people and companies have been brainstorming refocus-able photo technology of their own.

One developer created a tool that can turn video footage into refocus-able stills. Toshiba and a company called DigitalOptics are both working to build Lytro-style smartphone camera modules. Next week, there’s going to be a new contender: an app called FocusTwist.
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MemsCam Mimics Lytro, Will Bring ‘Take Now, Focus Later’ Tech to Smartphones

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California-based company DigitalOptics debuted their newest creation this week. It’s called the Mems|Cam, and it’s stirring up a bit of excitement in the tech world. That’s because, in addition to blazing fast focus and facial recognition, the camera module actually mimics Lytro’s “take now, focus later” abilities — only it does it in 8-13 megapixel packages that can fit inside the thinnest of phones. Read more…