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Lytro launches "living pictures" camera

Simply called The Lytro, the camera produces what the company calls "living pictures." Basically, you can change the depth of field and shift focus on your photos after it's been taken. The camera records a full spectrum of light fields by using software inside of the camera. By having the light information available digitally, any user can edit the perspective of a photograph after it has been taken. Lytro

(CBS) - We've been dying to see the Lytro camera since it was announced in June. Well, that day has come.

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Simply called The Lytro, the camera produces what the company calls "living pictures." Basically, you can change the depth of field and shift focus on your photos after it's been taken.

The camera records a full spectrum of light fields by using software inside of the device. By having the light information available digitally, any user can edit the perspective of a photograph after it has been taken. Amazing, right?

From the photos released by the company, it looks small enough to carry around. Its oblong design is definitely unique.

Available in three colors, the camera retails at $399 for an 8GB model and $499 for a 16GB model. Data transfers are made with a micro-USB. It's currently only available for Mac OS with plans for Windows compatibility.

Full lists of specs are available on their website, Lytro.com.

Lytro Inc. is a Mountain View, Calif.-based company founded by Dr. Ren Ng, whose award-winning dissertation lays the groundwork for company's core technology.

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