> anything which is beyond the original DOF of the camera, which may be significant due to using a fixed aperture of 2.0, will not be and can never be in focus.
Many of our customers have used the "All in focus" phrase to mean anything that can be in focus, is in focus. They have been asking for such a feature for some time, and we have delivered. As yet, I have yet to see any complaints about confusion here but we'll certainly keep a lookout.
> I have seen some reviews which show horrible image quality from your camera
All cameras are capable of producing poor results; it is, after all, just a tool and the output of any tool is dependant on the skill of the wielder. Some tools are harder to work with than others -- there is certainly a learning curve to getting consistently great pictures on the Lytro camera, which we have never tried to hide. The first digital cameras were heavy, expensive, didn't hold many pictures, and relatively paltry resolution. They weren't for everyone, but were great for some, and the technology had to start somewhere. As the technology advanced, their appeal widened until 25 years later, we have the mass appeal, mature market we have today.
Lightfield photography is still in its infancy, and while our first lightfield camera lacks many of the incremental improvements that have come from 25 years of advances in digital technology, future Lytro releases will have advances that will make getting shots easier.
Every picture you see on our gallery was taken with a stock Lytro camera, and many of them were taken by non-professional photographers.
> The final image resolution is 1 MP. Is this true?
If you want to ** export a .jpg**** image**, that image is 1080x1080. While this resolution is fine for most web sharing, if exporting high-resolution 2D pictures is important, the Lytro camera is probably not a good fit for you.
The Lytro camera is not intended to replace your DSLR or even your point and shoot. It's aimed at early adopter creatives who want to preview the potential and early ability of lightfield photography in particular and computational photography in general. We have many customers having a great time composing light field photos that simply can't be created with a traditional 2D cameras.
> Users are saying they cannot even play the files on their home HDTVs as the resolution is so low.
With practice and experimentation, anyone can take great lightfield pictures they'd want to share. ** We have a great educational series to help, and have other learning materials in our ** Lytro Learn section.
Potential Lytro customers should definitely do their research and ** make sure it's a good fit for them; we want new and potential customers to join our small but happy club of creative innovators. This is also why we offer customers who purchase ** directly from our store our 30-day money-back warranty to help with this decision.