Save 71% on the camera that has redefined the photograph

Envelope-pushing tech satisfies on two levels…it not only stimulates the gee whiz, what'll-they-think-of-next pleasure center of your brain, but it opens you up to tantalizing possibilities that older tech limitations left unfulfilled. So what if you could snap an image with a SLR-quality camera, then utilize and manipulate the elements of your photo independently? Kind of like having your own in-camera Photoshop capabilities?

If you ever saw "Blade Runner" and marveled at Deckard's cool Esper device that turned 2D crime scene images into viewable 3D models, then the Lytro Illum Camera, now available for 71% off in the Boing Boing Store, is going to have fireworks going off in your lizard brain.

The Lytro doesn't just capture light rays in a split-second like a standard two-dimensional image. It records the actual direction of those light rays, allowing you to create a virtual 3D "living picture" reconstruction that you can later refocus or manipulate in incredible ways.

With the Lytro, you won't just have a picture of Tommy blowing out his birthday cake candles, ignoring other elements of the image. By using the Lytro Desktop app to import, process, apply filters and then interact with your photos, you'll be able to refocus on Tommy's birthday presents in the foreground or even Uncle Ray sleeping on the couch in the deep background.  Or bring everything into focus at once for a nearly 3D image that jumps off the screen.

The Lytro's 8x optical zoom, 30-250mm equivalent focal length, constant f/2.0 aperture and 1:3 magnification allows for a greater variety of images without the traditional hassle of lens changes, poor light conditions or other photography nuisances.

The Lytro Illum Camera normally runs $1,300, but get in on this deal now and you can pick up this impressive package for just $369.99 in the Boing Boing Store.