Camera's today can do lots of cool stuff, from shooting HD video to stitching together 3D panoramas. A new shooter being developed by Lytro, however, will push camera capabilities even further: imagine being able to change the focus of your photo well after you've taken it.

Lytro's camera can pull this off by employing something it calls "light field technology," which involves recording data that shows not only where light is reflected in an image, but also in what direction. The resulting data-intense photo then becomes mutable, and the photographer can make a decision as to which objects captured in the frame are seen in focus.

The light field camera is still in the demo phase, but Lytro hopes to unleash it on to the masses later this year.

[AllThingsD]