Lytro Light Field CameraRemember the Lytro Light Field Camera that we covered back in June? Well, for those of you who have been looking forward to “shoot first, focus later” with the camera, we’ve got some good news for you. It looks like its creator, Ren Ng, has managed to somewhat get the camera ready for its estimated release date of “end of 2011” because the Lytro Light Field Camera is available for pre-order, as of today.

In case you need a refresher course, the Lytro Light Field Camera is a simple camera that changes the way we shoot photographs. Instead of having to adjust your lenses, shutter speed, aperture size before you attempt to capture “the perfect shot”, the Lytro Light Field Camera only has two buttons: one to turn it on/off and another one to shoot a photo. The photographs are then meant to be manipulated on a computer after the shooting is done.

Now, the important thing: how much will this Lytro Light Field Camera cost? Well, the camera will come in three variants: a Red Hot-colored model with 16GB of storage (750 pictures) for $499, and Graphite or Electric Blue with 8GB of storage (350 pictures) for $399. The camera can be pre-ordered from the Lytro website today. At the moment it’s only shipping to the US, and you’ll need a Mac to import and edit the pictures (but global availability and Windows support will arrive in the future). The cameras are also expected to start shipping in early 2012.

[Press Release (PDF)]

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