Category Archives: Lytro

Report: Lytro is shutting down, employees are going to Google

A quick update on the Lytro rumor I reported last week – The Verge reports that Lytro is shutting down and former employees are going to Google. Here is Lytro’s full statement:

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Rumors: Google is buying Lytro for $40 million

Techcrunch reports that Google is buying Lytro for $40 million (or maybe even less than that). Over the years Lytro has raised over $200 million in funding and at one point was valued at $360 million. Most Lytro consumer products are already discontinued (Amazon still lhas them) since the company exited its consumer business in order to […]

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Lytro could open source their light-field photo sharing platform

A quick update on my post from last week – Lytro is now considering to open source their light-field photo sharing platform:

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Lytro’s “Living Pictures” can no longer be viewed online

Lytro’s “Living Pictures” are no longer available to be viewed online. The company pulled the plug on their online viewing platform. Lytro users can still see their pictures on the desktop version of the software. The Lytro Illum light field camera is still available for sale at a significant discount. Related posts:

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What else is new?

→ Firmware 1.15.0 released for the Hasselblad X1D-50c camera. → Lytro raises $60 million for its light field camera, announces first VR project. → Canon is introducing exciting prospects for CMOS sensors.         → New Sony bundle deals introduced (see also the Sony trade-in program and the current Sony rebates).

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What else is new?

There are still few items left in the Newegg selection of cameras that qualify for the 25% off coupon code APRDCSALE00 plus free shipping (previously reported here). New Lensbaby Twist 60 Optic lens announced (check pricing and availability). The Impossible Project got a new instant camera, the I-1. Lytro announced lightfield technology to film and […]

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Lytro exits consumer business, will continue with virtual reality solutions

Lytro is no longer in the consumer photography business according to this lengthy post by the company’s CEO Jason Rosenthal. Lytro sees a future in virtual reality – they recently announced Lytro Immerge, the world’s first professional light field solution for cinematic VR (pictured above). The Lytro Illum lightfield camera currently sells for $379, while the […]

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Another price drop on the Lytro Illum lightfield camera

The price of the Lytro Illum lightfield camera dropped to $379.90. The original price at launch was $1,599.

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