A few days ago, I wrote a blog entry about Lytro’s upcoming light-field camera designed to photograph a light field instead of an image. The difference is that the light-field camera gathers enough information to allow the point of focus in an image to be set during post-processing. Anything can be in focus in the captured image. CNET talk show Buzz Out Loud (BOL) managed to get Lytro CEO Ren Ng on episode 1497 to discuss more details about the technology. I found his discussion of the relative size of a normal “flat” image file and a Lytro image file to be especially interesting.
See the video of the interview here.