A little over a decade of being in business, Lytro is going to be closing its doors. The firm has announced in a blog post that it is winding down its operations. Some of the team will head to Google.
Google is reportedly looking into acquiring Lytro, which was initially known for making a camera that allowed one to bring an image into focus after capturing it. The company now speacializes in VR.
Running Android, the new camera has 16 sensors and lenses working together to assemble the ideal image, with after-the-fact focusing.
Nokia will invest in California based imaging start-up Pelican Imaging. The company deals with camera array-type software and Nokia hopes this will bring further innovation to smartphone cameras.
The team behind the Lytro light field camera has finally released a desktop application client for Windows PCs, although it is limited to Windows 7 64-bit versions.