Lytro exits consumer camera industry, shifts focus to VR
Any light-field fans out there? Unfortunately, we have some bad news for you. Lytro has just announced that it will no longer develop light-field cameras for consumers. Instead, the company will focus on the virtual reality world. The confirmation comes from CEO Jason Rosenthal, who said that this decision was one of the hardest he ever made.
Lytro Android-powered light-field camera coming in Q3 2014
Lytro is rumored to be working on a new device. According to trusted sources, a Lytro Android-powered light-field camera is in development. The new device will allow photographers to capture a photo and refocus at a later time. This device will be announced as well as released sometime during the third quarter of 2014.
Lytro cameras receive WiFi support and Mobile app for iPhone
Shortly after Lytro cameras have been released on the market, it has been discovered that the devices come packed with WiFi capabilities. Almost two years have passed since their launch, but Lytro has finally enabled WiFi support on both 8GB and 16GB versions, while pushing a Mobile application for iOS devices.
Nokia hints at Lytro-like support in future Lumia smartphones
Nokia’s Executive Vice President of Smart Devices, Jo Harlow, has declared in a recent interview that future Lumia smartphones will come packed with support for Lytro-like computational photography. Harlow said that this is the next step in smartphone photography and that Nokia will not miss this train, having invested in Pelican Imaging.
Nokia investing in Pelican to bring Lytro-like effect to Lumia series
Nokia has revealed its plans to invest in Pelican Imaging. Pelican’s image sensors can capture high-resolution images, which will allow photographers to refocus the shots after taking them. Nokia is looking to attract more customers and Pelican is seen as a major opportunity to tempt iPhone and Android customers.
Toshiba reveals Lytro-like image sensor for smartphones
Toshiba is the latest company to announce a new type of image sensors for smartphones. The company demoed a Lytro-like camera module, which will allow users to refocus an image after taking it. The new microlens chip will give mobile devices the ability to take light-field photos, just like a conventional Lytro shooter.