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45

Overall Score

Lytro Illum

PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
An award winning and 2 year old compact digital camera
Compact 11MP 8x No Aug 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Lytro Illum Review

With very good reviews but at nearly 2 years old, we have ranked the Lytro Illum number 675 across all digital cameras.
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67 Reviews + 1 Award
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Average Features
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2 Years Old
Overall Score
45
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 45?

It has not bad 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. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report it is fairly priced, is robust and good screen / viewfinder.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports live view
Has a tripod mount
Quite low megapixels sensor
Only 2450 x 1634 pixels image resolution
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Lytro Illum Video Reviews


Lytro Illum In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

One Industry Award

The author at one expert review site concluded that they would endorse this camera. PhotographyBlog.com gave this Lytro camera a "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

26 experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews and Techradar have rated this camera on average 68%.

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Average User Reviews

This Lytro camera has an average user rating of 79 out of 100 based on 41 user reviews. 12 reviewers (75% of all 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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Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Four owners who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was good value for money.

Customers Report it is Robust

Four owners who bought it considered 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…

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three people who bought this digital camera agreed that it had a good screen.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Two people who bought the product wrote that it was easy to use.

Users Report Excellent Design

Three customers who reviewed it wrote that it was good looking.

Lytro Has OK Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 154 expert and user reviews (including 32 verified purchases), Lytro has ok reviews for its digital cameras. Lytro also has ok reviews specifically within its digital cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 69% of those that bought a Lytro camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Great Product Quality

Two customers reckoned 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

Users Report Good Picture Quality

10 owners who purchased it agreed that it was able to produce good images.


Features

Quite Low Megapixels Sensor

The megapixels of the Lytro Illum of only 11MP is in the lowest 11% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The megapixels of digital cameras range from 0.3MP to 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. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Lytro Illum of 8x is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

Digital cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000. The Lytro Illum's ISO sensitivity (max) of only 3,200 is quite low compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 23% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Lytro Illum of 2 is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Heavy

The Lytro Illum's weight of 940g is in the heaviest 2% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The average weight of all cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg.

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Supports Live View

The Lytro Illum supports live view. 84% of cameras do not support live view.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Lytro Illum has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 75% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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3 USB Version

The Lytro Illum supports a 3 USB version which is newer than most cameras. Most digital cameras support a 2 USB version.

The worst supported USB version amongst comparable types of camera is 3.1.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Lytro Illum of only 2 is quite small compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 11% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Lytro Illum of 4" is very large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 2% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The average display diagonal of all digital cameras is 2.9", with the smallest being 0.5" and the largest being 9".

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Lytro Illum does not have a GPS (satellite). 90% of digital cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lytro Illum has a touchscreen. 84% of cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Lytro Illum does not have an HDMI, although this is within the context that 55% of cameras also do not have an HDMI.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Lytro Illum supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 72% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Fairly Big Image Sensor Size

The image sensor sizes of digital cameras range from 0.25" to 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.5". The image sensor size of the Lytro Illum of 0.833" is quite big compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 8% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Lytro Illum features brightness adjustment. 79% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Lytro Illum has a shoe mounting point, which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Lytro digital camera was released in August 2015.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00854928003779

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