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For those who have everything: The Lytro camera

The Lytro camera marks “an exciting leap” in digital photography.

“The point-and-shoot camera has just been reinvented.” Lytro, the much-anticipated first creation of a Silicon Valley start-up, looks nothing like your grandfather’s Kodak and allows you to adjust the focus of a picture long after you’ve taken it. Lytro’s secret? It captures “more, and different, information about the light hitting its lens than other cameras do.” Upload the images to a computer and you can choose where they should be clear and where blurry. Because Lytro doesn’t yet have a flash or allow cropping, “buyers should consider it a second camera,” for now. Still, it marks “an exciting leap” in digital photography.

$399, lytro.com
Source: The Wall Street Journal

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