Lytro, the creators of the world's first consumer light field camera, has announced that it has received an injection of funds to the tune of $40million from new and existing investors.
The Lytro Light Field camera was released all the way back in February 2012. By recording an entire light field rather than a 2D image, the Lytro camera creates ‘living pictures'. This allows the users to endlessly alter the focus of a picture after capturing it. The camera also has an 8x optical zoom and a constant aperture of f/2.
Talking to AllThingsD, CEO of Lytro Jason Rosenthal said that the money will mean we can look forward to a new generation of Lytro hardware, with a possible move into the realm of professional photography.
See the Lytro website for more about the Light Field camera.