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Lytro Illum

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Lytro Illum

$450.00
$299.00 $151 cheaper than 38 days ago
Lytro Illum
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An award winning and good spec compact camera, but representing only middle of the road value for money
Compact 11MP 8x No Aug 2015
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Lytro Illum Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Lytro Illum number 540 across all digital cameras.
88
Reviews
74 Reviews + 1 Award
62
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

It has good user reviews but ok expert reviews. 72% of buyers recommended this camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
This Lytro digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Average optical zoom
Average minimum aperture number
O ILLUM lets you create breakthrough photography, capturing life in a different light. LYTRO ILLUM is the first high-end camera to harness the entire light field to retain the richness and depth of a scene. explore focus, perspective, and depth of field within a single image and render full-color, 3-d living pictures. use the lytro desktop application to adjust a wide range of photographic parameters, including the scene's depth of field, and transform those pictures into immersive cinematic animati
Camera kit includes:
Captures the entire light field
Breakthrough photographic control in an exceptionally light and compact lens
Explore multiple focal points within a single scene
Visualize your story on-camera and generate living pictures
Use familiar digital camera conventions
Realize your artistic vision using light field photography
Share your living pictures with others
Lower than average megapixels
Only 2450 x 1634 pixels image resolution

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from $450 to $299 in the last 38 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
There is a 71% chance that the price will go up. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go down. Get Price Alerts.

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Lytro Illum In-Depth Analysis

Value for Money

Price Has Gone Down by $151 (34%)

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Cheaper in the United States Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Lytro Illum and the United States price of $299.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £439.99 ($439.99).

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Features

Lower Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Lytro Illum of only 11MP is lower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 12% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest megapixels of digital cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Only 2450 X 1634 Pixels Image Resolution

The Lytro Illum has a maximum image resolution of 2450 x 1634 pixels. That's 75% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all digital cameras the worst resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Lytro Illum's optical zoom of 8x is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 36% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Lytro Illum's maximum ISO sensitivity of only 3,200 is lower than 72% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Lytro Illum of 2 is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 36% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Heavy

Across all the cameras the weights range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Lytro Illum's weight of 940g is very heavy compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 2% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Lytro Illum features brightness adjustment, which is unusual. 78% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Lytro Illum does not have an HDMI, although keep in mind that 55% of cameras also do not have an HDMI.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Lytro Illum supports Wi-Fi. 69% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lytro Illum has a touchscreen, which is unusual. 83% of digital cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of digital cameras range from 1" to 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The Lytro Illum's display diagonal of 4" is very large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 2% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most other cameras, the Lytro Illum does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Lytro Illum has a shoe mounting point, which is unusual. 89% of cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Lytro Illum has a tripod mount, unlike 73% of cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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Bigger Than Average Image Sensor Size

Digital cameras have image sensor sizes of between 0.25" and 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.47". The image sensor size of the Lytro Illum of 0.833" is in the biggest 5% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Lower Than Average Display Resolution

The Lytro Illum's display resolution of only 384,000 pixels is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 66% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the cameras the display resolutions range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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Supports Live View

The Lytro Illum supports live view, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not support live view.

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Smaller Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Lytro Illum of only 2 is smaller than 95% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

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00617689596689, 00854928003762, 00854928003779

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