Lytro Now Available In Singapore
Lytro is now available in Singapore and the official distributor in Singapore and Hong Kong is Qool Labs.
The 8GB Lytro will be retailing for S$648 and is available in Electric Blue or Graphite color.
The 16GB Lytro will be retailing for S$778 and is available only in Red Hot color.
Lytro is available at the following retailers:
- Challenger Store (Funan)
- EpiCentre (313@Somerset)
- Parisilk Electronics & Computers (Holland Village)
- South Asia Computer (Funan)
- SONG Brothers (Sim Lim Square)
- Sprint-Cass Duty-Free Shops (Singapore Changi Airport, Terminal 2 & 3)
Played with it, though I am impressed by it but I don’t think is worth the price unless you are an early adopter.
- Expensive. 8GB Lytro is selling for only US$399 (S$490) in the US, whereas in Singapore it is selling for S$648.
- Warranty is not international. Local (Singapore) Lytro warranty is by Qool Labs. If you got your Lytro from US, the warranty is only applicable in US.
- Scenes need to be bright. Since this is a light-field camera, it works best in a bright scene. If the area is dark, you can’t get the depth of field.
- Screen on the Lytro is not clear enough. It is impossible to tell whether the picture taken by Lytro is good just by seeing the screen, you need to export it to the computer.
- All light-field pictures have to be exported to pictures.lytro.com before it can be embedded or share via your social networking sites.
- You can export a light-field picture to be a single image (.jpg), exported images have a resolution of 1080 x 1080 (square).
- Lytro has a constant F2 aperture throughout its 8x optical zoom.
- Can take really close macro shots (Eg: ants on the Lytro lens and you can marco on the ants legs).
- Able to take high-speed shots as well (Eg: bullet piercing through objects).
- 3D viewing and perspective shift support will be available soon though a free firmware update.
- The build quality of the Lytro is fantastic. Anodized aluminium with precision-tooled silicone grip.