Mountain View, Calif. — Lytro, a start-up camera developer, has created a camera that offers the first adjustable focus, that will be available next year.
Lytro’s new technology enables users to change the focus of their pictures after the picture is taken. The camera offers a different type of sensor that captures light fields — light that is moving in several directions in the view of the camera.
“Lytro’s breakthrough technology will make conventional digital cameras obsolete,” said Lytro investor Marc Andreessen of Andreessen Horowitz. “It has to be seen to be believed.”
Raising $50 million from a variety of investors, Lytro founder and chief executive Ren Ng announced that the first Lytro camera “will be a competitively priced consumer product that fits in your pocket.”
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