Today only: The Lytro Illum Light Field Camera is on sale…is it worth it now?


posted Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 10:20 AM EST


While the coverage for the Lytro Illum camera has not always been positive, and the camera isn't even manufactured anymore, it is still an interesting camera and piece of technology. The Lytro launched with a list price eclipsing $1,000, which many critics and consumers alike believed was far too much for the kind of performance the admittedly fascinating tech delivered. However, if you've been curious about the camera, perhaps today's B&H Deal Zone deal is enough to get you on board. You can grab a Lytro Illum today only for $299.

To refresh your memory on the ill-fated Illum, it utilizes a "40 Megaray Light Field CMOS sensor," 8x zoom lens delivering a 30-250mm equivalent focal length, constant f/2.0 aperture, 1/4000s shutter speed, 0mm to infinity focus range, USB 3.0, post-capture focus adjustment, post-capture perspective adjustment and a 4-inch touchscreen display.


There's no question that the Lytro Illum has a certain cool factor. Plus, now it's a collectible, a piece to remind you of the company's dubious entry into the consumer camera world. If you'd like to own your own piece of Lytro history, click here.