It seems Lytro has a new formidable competitor in the area of light field cameras. Google revealed today that it has created a rotating arc of 16 GoPro cameras arranged vertically to experiment with light fields.
360-degree cameras are not something that has really penetrated the professional market yet on a grand scale, but as far as the consumer end of photography these cameras are becoming quite the party trick.
Canon has built its own Oculus Rift app, giving users a virtual environment where they can go out and improve their composition skills while they try out some of the gear they’ve been lusting over.
Google’s Android Experiments platform is all about wacky ideas, and the company’s own experimental app Sprayscape is nothing if not wacky. Using your smartphone’s camera and gyroscope, the app lets you paint ‘perfectly imperfect’ VR-ish 360° photos.
In 2015, light-field camera startup Lytro did a huge pivot, redirecting its focus from consumer light-field cameras (the original and the Illum) to its new light field virtual reality camera, the Immerge.