Light’s L16 Camera is A Game Changer Priced at $1,300
This little black box is Light’s L16 Camera which might be one of the most revolutionary cameras of this century. And it isn’t even the most expensive digital camera in the world.
This camera is not just any camera; it has 16 cameras packed in one, all working in concert to produce one incredible resolute, flexible image.
The tiny box can capture images in combined resolutions of up to 56MP. Then those images are processed into a single still.
It is a game changer and it could revolutionize the mobile photography as we know it.
Packed with everything an enthusiast photographer wants in a DSLR, it comes in a compact package.
Called Light L16 Camera, this is the world’s first ‘multi-aperture’ digital camera. It uses sixteen lenses and sensors that gather light at different apertures and focal lengths.
It is exactly like you were holding sixteen cameras at once. Pretty amazing, right?
How does it work though?
The camera is powered by an algorithm that processes input from each of these lenses and creates a single image, with everything in between.
It allows the photographer to select areas of focus and let the rest fall into a smooth blur. It is much like DSLR-style photography, except the massive body or lens collection.
However, this technology isn’t new to digital photography. In the last couple of years, other companies have tried to market such technology, but it is been widely panned as a gimmick.
Basically, the L16 Camera offers a 35m to 150mm range of zoom. It could do that because of a multitude of lenses, offering fixed focal lengths at a few spots on that spectrum.
Behind each of those plastic lenses is a 13-megapixel camera module, each grouped into three different focal lengths.
The difference between this camera and a DSLR one is that DSLR photography has the ability to shape the subject with flash and this device can’t control remote flash units.
Light has taken advantage of what founder Rajiv Laroia calls “a silent revolution” in the photography world.
DSLR photography is safe for now, and the mobile photography could improve a lot more.
Light is only making a few thousand L16s. You can pre-order before November 6 to get one by next summer for $1,299. After that, the price will jump to $1,699.