Light L16 camera

ChrisV Plus
12 2.3k 26 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2015 5:12PM
It may very well [even probably] be a Betamax - in that that was an early technology for home recording. That'll never catch on.

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keithh 15 25.5k 33 Wallis And Futuna
14 Oct 2015 7:44PM
but Betamax was a great system. It was only JVC's refusal to pay for it that brought about VHS.

This new technology is very different and once, and if, it advances to a point where it exceeds the current CMOS sensor, you can bet the big names will give it a look. The trouble is all those lenses out there. Wink
14 Oct 2015 9:37PM
What is revolutionary about this camera? Small lenses in three focal distance groups? Everyone familiar with photographic theory and hardware basics will effortlessly prove that stacking 10 images taken by small lens does not make it equal to image taken with a single large one. And I don't see how x16 quality cameras in one body is commercially viable against 1 great quality camera in one body? After shot focusing? Needs to prove itself for high quality images - not shown yet.
So what's left?
A promise of DSLR - like quality for Instagram generation. Well, MacDonald's is formally a restaurant. And true, this sort of camera may be better than DSLR for taking Internet quality images. Probably already is.
keithh 15 25.5k 33 Wallis And Futuna
14 Oct 2015 9:47PM
Because you're looking at it and thinking in current terms.

The first digital cameras aimed at the general public were expensive and little more than toys when compared to what was around the corner.

Photography will change and maybe we're looking at the thin end of what will become a huge wedge.
mikesavage 17 299 2 England
15 Oct 2015 2:20AM

Quote:Well Lytro and its base technology hasn't gone away. In fact its really only just entering a consumer market.

I'm not convinced that Lytro cameras are about to take off commercially. On Amazon the original Lytro camera can be had for 100 (down from 400) while the more expensive Illum model is 600 (down from 1,300). Does anyone know of a single picture posted here on EPZ that was taken with a Lytro camera?

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