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Lytro Illum

alaTest has collected and analyzed 120 reviews of Lytro Illum. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviews about the image quality and design are overall positive. The performance and portability are also appreciated, but there are some critical comments about the image stabilizer and sensor. There are some mixed views about the memory and storage.

usability, portability, performance, design, image quality

size, viewfinder, low-light, sensor, stabilizer

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Lytro Illum is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 user reviews of Lytro Illum from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and usability. The performance and design are also appreciated. The sensor and viewfinder get mixed views. There are some less positive opinions about the exposure and image stabilizer.

portability, design, performance, usability, image quality

reliability, size, low-light, stabilizer , exposure

79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : TrustedReviews (

Lytro Illum


Focus your shots, after taking them

Capable of amazing effects ; Much higher resolution than first Lytro ; Offers good control

Slow software processing ; Very expensive ; Resulting images remain low-res

The third, but perhaps least interesting, results you can produce are stereoscopic 3D JPS files.

Dec, 2014

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Lytro Illum review


Meet the insane sci-fi camera that never takes an out-of-focus shot

Living pictures are pretty amazing ; Forces you to approach photography in a new way ; Desktop app allows extensive editing

Slow startup time ; Not great in low light

By no means an essential purchase, but proof that light field cameras can be viable consumer products

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Angela Nicholson (

Lytro Illum review


Why focus before taking the shot when you can do it afterwards?

Huge fun to use ; Produces unique 'living images' ; Intuitive controls

Expensive ; Rather awkward handling ; Small image size

It's great fun producing images that can be refocused, but there's a high cost and the images can only be viewed at fairly small size, but it's just possible that this is a taste of the future of photography.

Jan, 2015

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Lytro Illum


The LYTRO ILLUM “light field” camera is a unique imaging platform that is driven by software that enables a selection of the depth of field of an image after exposure is made, ranging from what would be achieved by using f/1 to f/16 during exposure....

Expert review by : Jonathan Margolis (

Lytro Illum


A creatively original camera with collectors' cachet

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Joshua Waller (

Lytro Illum V2 Professional Light Field Camera Review


The Lytro Illum is a new professional Light Field Camera that lets you create "Living pictures" that can be re-focused after shooting. We have a look at the Lytro Illum with V2 of the camera software.

Aug, 2015

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Lytro Annouces new Illum Camera and Software


Photography Monthly brings you the latest photography news and camera equipment reviews.

Apr, 2014

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Lytro Annouces new Illum Camera and Software


Two years after its revolutionary predecessor, which enabled users to capture, "living images," Lytro have announced the new Illum light field camera

Apr, 2014

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Lytro Illum


In today's world we're accustomed to safety nets. Image stabilisation helps tame camera shake and RAWs allows you to correct exposure errors. Lytro's latest Illum offers a different fail-safe altogether, as the Light Field camera allows you to change...

At 4Mp, the Illum has four times the resolution of its predecessor, and if the next model is four times greater than this, then we can see Light Field technology really taking off. But for now, you’re paying £1299 for a camera that’s beaten for picture...

Expert review by : David Elrich (

Lytro Illum review


Sure, the Lytro Illum's ability to refocus an image is still cool, but it's not enough to justify the high price and so-so image quality.

We had high hopes for the Illum, since the light-field technology really wowed us at the beginning. Granted, the technology is still nascent and one to watch, and Lytro has promised more products are on the way. (We could also see the technology in...

Feb, 2015

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