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Lytro Illum

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An award winning and fully featured 11 megapixel 8 times zoom factor camera
Compact 11MP 8x No Aug 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Lytro Illum Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Lytro Illum number 433 across all digital cameras.
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67 Reviews + 1 Award
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Good Features
Overall Score
36
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 37?

It has good user reviews but average expert reviews. 72% of buyers recommended this camera to others.
At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report it is fairly priced, is robust and good screen / viewfinder.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Fairly large display diagonal
Only 2450 x 1634 pixels image resolution
Quite low megapixel
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Mediocre
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Lytro Illum In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

One Industry Award

One expert review site concluded that they would endorse this Lytro digital camera. This Lytro camera received a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com.

Average Expert Reviews

This Lytro digital camera has an average expert rating of 68 out of 100 based on 26 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Trusted Reviews, Ephotozine and Techradar.

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Owner Reviews Are Average

People who bought this camera rated this digital camera 79% on average. Over 76% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 72% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Four owners who purchased it agreed that it was good value for money.

Customers Report it is Robust

Four customers who reviewed the product thought it was well made.

  • It's a product that's generally well made and works as it's supposed to – it's just that people are still figuring out just what its purpose actually is…
    Stuff.tv/my/ April 2015
  • It's a product that's generally well made and works as it's supposed to – it's just that people are still figuring out just…
    Stuff.tv April 2015
  • Solid construction though temp sensitive per doc's…
  • It's extremely well built, feeling very solid yet lightweight in the hands…

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good screen.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Two customers who purchased the product concluded that it was easy to use.

Users Report Excellent Design

Three owners concluded that it was good looking.

OK Brand

We checked 154 expert and owner reviews (including 32 verified purchases) for Lytro digital cameras and found that on average Lytro has ok reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Lytro has ok reviews specifically for its cameras. 69% of those that bought a Lytro digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Great Product Quality

Two people wrote in their reviews that it was good quality.

  • The high price and image quality problems still see it consigned to a niche…
  • Its image quality is disappointing and its price sky high…
    Pcmag.com (PC Mag) December 2014
  • It's a product that's generally well made and works as it's supposed to – it's just that people are still figuring out just what its purpose actually is…
    Stuff.tv/my/ April 2015
  • It's a product that's generally well made and works as it's supposed to – it's just that people are still figuring out just…
    Stuff.tv April 2015

Users Report Good Picture Quality

10 customers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was able to produce good images.


Features

Only 2450 X 1634 Pixels Image Resolution

The Lytro Illum has a higher image resolution than most cameras. This camera has a 2450 x 1634 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras have a 2048 x 1536 pixels maximum image resolution. Digital cameras maximum image resolutions range from 2560 х 1280 pixels to 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Quite Low Megapixel

With a megapixel of only 11 megapixels, the Lytro Illum has a quite low megapixel compared to most of the other cameras. The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This camera has a 1|1/1.2" image sensor size, which is the most commonly found image sensor size on cameras.

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Very Heavy

Cameras have weights of between 1g and 1.5kg. The weight of the Lytro Illum of 940 grams is one of the heaviest amongst cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the Lytro Illum has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of cameras range from 0.5" to 9". The display diagonal of the Lytro Illum of 4 inches is one of the largest amongst cameras.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Lytro Illum features brightness adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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Supports Live View

The Lytro Illum supports live view, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Lytro Illum has a shoe mounting point, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the cameras the minimum aperture numbers range from -2 to 22. At only 2, the Lytro Illum has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of only 2, the Lytro Illum's maximum aperture number is one of the smallest amongst digital cameras. The smallest maximum aperture number of cameras is 1.8 and the largest is 130.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Lytro Illum does not have an HDMI. Most of the other cameras do have an HDMI.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lytro Illum has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras is 2.3mm and the longest is 75mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 30 millimeters, the Lytro Illum has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst cameras of this age.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Lytro Illum has a tripod mountable. Most of the other cameras also have a tripod mountable.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

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

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Lytro Illum supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras also support Wi-Fi.

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3 USB Version

The Lytro Illum supports a newer USB version than most cameras. This digital camera supports a 3 USB version, whereas most cameras support a 2 USB version.

A 3 USB version is actually the best supported USB version amongst all cameras.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst supported USB version is 3.1.

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Age

Released Over a Year Ago

This digital camera has been on the market since August 2015.


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