The camera that refocuses after you’ve pressed the shutter key now has manual controls.
Lytro’s light field camera is special for a number of reasons. Apart from looking great and having a simple interface, the camera benefits from the distinguished ability to refocus images after they’ve been taken; a game-changing additive in the camera market.
Unfortunately, photo-enthusiasts who revelled in manually tweaking their photos weren’t able to tinker with settings common to most cameras, such as shutter speeds or ISO settings. This has been tended to.
A firmware update has been released that allows current and future Lytro owners to manually adjust ISO (80 to 3200) and shutter speed, which will see low light photography enhanced. According to CNet, the ability to toggle a neutral density filter has been added for those times f/2 aperture is too bright, along with an exposure lock.
The firmware update is available to current and future Lytro customers and can be performed via Lytro’s desktop software on Mac and Windows.