The worst camera I ever used... By a very big margin

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The worst camera I ever used... By a very big margin
3 months ago

This would be short: interesting concept, still not sure that even in best execution it would be reasonable and interesting alternative to regular photography; but Lytro is totally useless - unsharp, poor color, poor dynamic range, cannot focus to infinity, ultra-low resolution, poor interface, limited rage where effect of refocusing works, slow to focus, horrible low light performance - really novelty $20 spy-pen quality in a huge, expensive body. This may come across as too nuanced, so let me clarify - I got mine used for $70, in perfect shape - would feel good about the purchase if it was $5.

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Lytro Light Field 8GB Sigma DP1 Merrill Sigma DP3 Merrill Ricoh GR Sony RX100 II +3 more
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Average community score
0.5
bad for good for
Kids / pets
awful
Action / sports
awful
Landscapes / scenery
awful
Portraits
awful
Low light (without flash)
awful
Flash photography (social)
awful
Studio / still life
awful
= community average
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