Lytro Leaps Into Light
Originally published at NEA.com
Today we are thrilled to announce the launch of the Lytro, a new type of camera that will amaze you.
Photography is a field that hasn’t fundamentally changed in two hundred years: since its advent in the 19th century, we have taken rays of light, manipulated them physically in glass lenses, and drawn these rays of light to a single focal point. There have been of course major advances: we had the first color photograph in 1861, the first instant Polaroid camera in 1948, and the invention of the first CCD digital sensor at Bell Labs in 1969. But in each of these advances, the fundamental optics have remained the same: once a photo gets snapped, it’s a proverbial moment in time, frozen for all eternity.