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3/27/2012
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Focus On The Lytro: A Visual Tour

Who hasn't been frustrated by an out-of-focus photo? The Lytro Light Field Camera might be the most revolutionary change in photography since digital came along: it lets you refocus your photos after you take them. Don't sell your old digital camera just yet, though. The Lytro has some serious drawbacks, including a fixed amount of storage. Take our quick tour of this unusual camera's features, from touchscreen to output. To experimen
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Alternatively, you can activate the camera simply by pressing the shutter button, which is integrated into the top of the rubber grip. You'll be amazed at how fast Lytro is--there is virtually no lag after pressing the shutter button, and it's ready to take the next photo after a quick preview of the image just recorded.

The top of the camera is also where you'll find the camera's unusual zoom control: a row of touch-sensitive raised bumps. To zoom in, you run a finger across the bumps left to right; to zoom out, you swipe right to left. The Lytro keeps the last zoom level active between uses, which might trip up some users. The touchscreen displays a small visual indicator for the zoom level but it's easy to miss; some users will no doubt turn the camera on and accidentally take zoomed photos. We've photographically enhanced the shutter button and zoom slider to make them easier to see here.

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