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Lytro Illum

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Lytro Illum

£439.99
Lytro Illum
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An award winning but slightly out of date compact camera, good for portrait photography
Compact 11MP 8x No Aug 2015
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Lytro Illum Review

With excellent reviews but at over 2 years old, we have ranked the Lytro Illum number 189 in best selling cameras and number 446 across all digital cameras.
87
Reviews
74 Reviews + 1 Award
64
Value for Money
Good
62
Features
Good Features
78
Age
2 Years Old
72
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

It has good user reviews but ok expert reviews. 72% of buyers recommended this camera to others. This digital camera has received a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Lytro digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
Customers report it is fairly priced, it is robust and good screen / viewfinder.
The Illum has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Average optical zoom
Average minimum aperture number
O ILLUM lets you create breakthrough photography, capturing life in a different light. LYTRO ILLUM is the first high-end camera to harness the entire light field to retain the richness and depth of a scene. explore focus, perspective, and depth of field within a single image and render full-color, 3-d living pictures. use the lytro desktop application to adjust a wide range of photographic parameters, including the scene's depth of field, and transform those pictures into immersive cinematic animati
Camera kit includes:
Captures the entire light field
Breakthrough photographic control in an exceptionally light and compact lens
Explore multiple focal points within a single scene
Visualize your story on-camera and generate living pictures
Use familiar digital camera conventions
Realize your artistic vision using light field photography
Share your living pictures with others
Lower than average megapixels
Only 2450 x 1634 pixels image resolution

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 290 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 305 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for portrait photography, ranking number 257 in portrait photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
79
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up.
There is a 68% chance that the price will go up. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go down. Get Price Alerts.

Lytro Illum Video Reviews

Lytro Illum In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site concluded that they would endorse this digital camera. This was from PhotographyBlog.com who gave it an "Recommended".

Average Expert Reviews

Based on 27 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews and Techradar the average expert rating of this camera is 68 out of 100.

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Average User Reviews

On average, based on 47 user reviews this camera has an overall user rating of 79 out of 100. Over 73% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 72% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Lytro Only Has Unexceptional Camera Reviews

Based on 167 expert and owner reviews (including 35 verified purchases), Lytro has unexceptional ratings for its cameras. 69% of those that bought a Lytro camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Four customers who reviewed it wrote that it was good value for money.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Four customers who bought this digital camera concluded that it was well made.

  • It's a product that's generally well made and works as it's supposed to – it's just that people are still figuring out just what its purpose actually is…
    Stuff.tv/my/ April 2015
  • It's a product that's generally well made and works as it's supposed to – it's just that people are still figuring out just…
    Stuff.tv April 2015
  • It's extremely well built, feeling very solid yet lightweight in the hands…
  • Solid construction though temp sensitive per doc's…

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good screen.

Users Report Nice Design

Three owners considered that the product was good looking.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Two people thought it had a good autofocus.

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

Two people who reviewed it mentioned that it was good quality.

  • The high price and image quality problems still see it consigned to a niche…
  • Its image quality is disappointing and its price sky high…
    Pcmag.com (PC Mag) December 2014
  • It's a product that's generally well made and works as it's supposed to – it's just that people are still figuring out just what its purpose actually is…
    Stuff.tv/my/ April 2015
  • It's a product that's generally well made and works as it's supposed to – it's just that people are still figuring out just…
    Stuff.tv April 2015

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Two customers wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

11 owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £439.99 it is more expensive than 52% of digital cameras.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This digital camera has been on the market since August 2015.

Features

Lower Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Lytro Illum of only 11MP is lower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 12% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest megapixels of digital cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Only 2450 X 1634 Pixels Image Resolution

The Lytro Illum has a maximum image resolution of 2450 x 1634 pixels. That's 75% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all digital cameras the worst resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Lytro Illum's optical zoom of 8x is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 36% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Lytro Illum's maximum ISO sensitivity of only 3,200 is lower than 72% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Lytro Illum of 2 is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 36% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Heavy

Across all the cameras the weights range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Lytro Illum's weight of 940g is very heavy compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 2% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Smaller Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Lytro Illum of only 2 is smaller than 95% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Live View

The Lytro Illum supports live view, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not support live view.

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Lower Than Average Display Resolution

The Lytro Illum's display resolution of only 384,000 pixels is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 66% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the cameras the display resolutions range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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Bigger Than Average Image Sensor Size

Digital cameras have image sensor sizes of between 0.25" and 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.47". The image sensor size of the Lytro Illum of 0.833" is in the biggest 5% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Lytro Illum has a tripod mount, unlike 73% of cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Lytro Illum has a shoe mounting point, which is unusual. 89% of cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most other cameras, the Lytro Illum does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of digital cameras range from 1" to 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The Lytro Illum's display diagonal of 4" is very large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 2% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lytro Illum has a touchscreen, which is unusual. 83% of digital cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Lytro Illum supports Wi-Fi. 69% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Lytro Illum does not have an HDMI, although keep in mind that 55% of cameras also do not have an HDMI.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Lytro Illum features brightness adjustment, which is unusual. 78% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes:

00617689596689, 00854928003762, 00854928003779

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