Light L16 Camera Designed To Replace DSLRs

The Light L16 features 16 different 13 megapixel cameras to produce 52 megapixel Digital SLR quality images.

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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. Take a look at reviews on the Light website.

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.

Light L16 In Hand

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 Rear

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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pablophotographer 10 1.9k 414 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2015 1:57PM
A new twist to camera technology then.
More than welcome!
Size wise it seems is similar from the move from the wet plate cameras with the big tripods to the smaller Kodak Brownies.
It seems it has manual controls, awesome.
parallax 12 204 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2015 9:11PM
This camera looks extremely interesting and has some similar variable focus effects to the Lytro camera.
DavidLaverty 10 822 Northern Ireland
9 Oct 2015 5:30PM
For me I still would rather have the feel of a dslr with proper lenses in my hands and an optical viewfinder. The pleasure in photography for me is the experience of taking photos in the traditional manner, choosing my exposure and DOF when taking the image.
10 Oct 2015 11:02AM
I'm all for making life easier and less complicated for myself - but then I'm a mere amateur! Too pricey for me as usual .... have to save up maybe, Eileen

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