For now, it really is just a novel toy. […] but mark our words — when Lytro integrates this kind of tech into a larger, more potent shooter: game over.
I’d like to see shoot first, focus later on video, too.
Update: Marco Arment:
Itâ€™s hard enough for many of us to justify anything between a smartphone and a DSLR today, but with a high-end compact, you could at least say that the photos are better quality than the phoneâ€™s. If the Lytro canâ€™t produce better photos than the phone, it wonâ€™t matter that you can refocus them later.
If you think of it as a regular camera, it’s a disappointment. If you think of it as an amazing photographic novelty, it’s a blast.