Light are a new company setup in 2013 developing a new compact digital camera the Light L16, which features 16 different 13 megapixel cameras to produce 52 megapixel Digital SLR quality images. Designed to be small enough to be taken everywhere with you the camera features a large touch-screen and built in Wi-Fi.
The L16 uses folded optics and depth-mapping technology to produce f/1.2 aperture images. The camera fires 10 of the cameras at the same time, and then combines them to produce a high resolution 52 megapixel image, with the addition of improved noise performance.
Light are calling the L16 a completely new type of camera, which they are calling a multi-aperture computational camera. The camera will also record 4K video at 35mm, 70mm or 150mm equivalent focal lengths.
Pre-orders for the camera will start on Wednesday, with a price of $1699, although delivery is not expected till late summer 2016. There are a number of sample images to view on the Light website.
Light L16 Features:
- 150mm f/2.4 Camera x6
- 70mm f/2.4 Camera x5
- 35mm f/2.4 Camera x5
- 5inch touch screen
- JPEG, TIFF, and raw DNG output
- 4K video recording
- Built-in dual-tone LED flash
- Simultaneous HDR capture
- Adjustable aperture after taking the photo
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