When Lytro announced its first light field camera back in 2011, it was supposed to be the camera to change how we take photos completely. It did something no major consumer camera could do before, let you focus an image after taking it.
However the odd cuboid shape, with a tiny touchscreen on the back and not very sharp image quality didn't really wow anyone. Lytro has been a little quiet since. But today they have announced the new Illum, it features all the Lytro technology but in a much familiar DSLR-like design.
Lytro looks like they are going back to basics with the design with hopes that people are more comfortable buying it because it looks like any other camera.
The Lytro Illum features a 40-megaray light field sensor, a 30mm-250mm lens, an aperture of f/2.0 throughout the zoom range, 1/4000 of a second shutter speed, macro focusing capability, a huge 4-inch touchscreen on the back and a hotshoe so you can use accessories like with any other DSLR.
Lytro are planning to ship the Illum this July for $1,599. But if you pre-order you can get it for $1,499. And it looks like US only for now.