Lytro Adds Manual Control, New Colors to Lineup of “Focus Later” Cameras

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Lytro is bringing manual controls to its cameras via free firmware update. The new controls available through the update are as follows:

  • Shutter Speed – By manually controlling the shutter speed, Lytro photographers can keep the shutter open longer to capture living pictures in dark conditions. The maximum shutter speed is 8 seconds and the minimum is 1/250 second.
  • ISO Sensitivity – Controlling ISO gives Lytro photographers more ways to take creative living pictures in a variety of lighting conditions, from low-light concerts and restaurants to brightly lit soccer fields and amusement parks. The ISO range is 80 (min) to 3200 (max).
  • Neutral Density (ND) Filter – When in full manual mode, Lytro photographers can turn on the ND Filter to adjust the amount of light captured in extremely bright settings.
  • Auto Exposure (AE) Lock – Lytro photographers can lock the auto exposure while changing the composition of a picture in a scene.

In addition to the firmware update, Lytro is adding two new colors for the cameras – Seaglass (available on Lytro’s website) and Moxie Pink (available at Target).

Finally, Lytro is also introducing a new $60 camera case and a $30 camera sleeve that includes a wrist strap.