Hi everyone, Have you heard of the new Lytro Illum camera? For those who have not heard of it yet, it's a new camera that will be available in august. This camera uses a new sensor technology. With this technology you don't talk about mega pixels but about megarays. Indeed, this sensor captures the orientation of the light, of the rays. This sensor has 40 megarays. It seems to be a lot but it's not, for now of course. Obviously the technology will evolve and improve. 40 megarays represent files of 2494x1870 pixels. So that's pretty low for a resolution but generally enough for an Internet use. Well you imagine it's not exactly my point here. The technology we use with our digital cameras, with photoshop, lightroom etc, gives already the opportunity to change almost everything we want in our pictures. Photographers don't need to be as talented as in the past. The thing is, this sensor will give you the opportunity to choose your focus point AND your perspective (in a certain limit of course) during the post-processing work. And that's completely a game changer. So my question here is, is it still really photography? Sony just announced they resolved the problem of low resolution with this kind of sensors. It means they're working hard on it to be able to launch a new kind of camera to compete with the Lytro. (By the way they also said they're ready to go mass production for their new curved sensor, which will be a game changer compared to "regular sensors" used currently I think) I think it will decrease the talents and masterships of photographers. Anyone will be able to take "masterpieces". No need to know how the camera works. Well that's my opinion. I think it'll be too easy actually. Do think this technology will change everything in a good or bad way? Do you think this will enhance photography? Or even better, create a new kind of photography? Here are some links https://www.lytro.com/ http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sony-is-working-on-a-lytro-alike-camera-patent/ http://www.lesnumeriques.com/appare...oche-vrai-appareil-photographique-n34083.html (it's in french but at the end you can watch 2 interesting videos and an interactive feature as well that I advise you to try) So what are your thoughts about that?