Light L16 52MP 16 Multi-Lens Camera
Photography enthusiasts will have to wait a little longer to be able to buy the Light L16. This intriguing US$1,700 photographic device packs 16 camera modules of varying focal lengths and is said to challenge DSLR quality in a pocket friendly form factor.
Remember Light’s L16 camera? It’s the one that promises DSLR-quality images without the bulk and size of such a device.
What is the Light L16?
The Light L16 is a compact device with a smartphone-like shape that incorporates 16 camera sensors and lenses with focal lengths of 28mm, 70mm and 150mm. In order to fit the longer focal lengths in such a thin body, Light had to develop their own camera modules with tiltable mirror elements. The Light L16 is able to produce 52-Megapixel photos by using multiple cameras and automatically stitching all images together.
Light L16 Specs
- Official Site
- Approx. dimensions: 6.5 in. (165mm) x 3.3 in. (84.5mm) x 0.94 in. (24.05mm)
Approx. weight: 15.3 oz. (435 g)
Chassis: Die-cast aluminum alloy
Grip: Rubberized non-slip grip with a lanyard connection
Screen: 5″ FHD touchscreen
Lenses: 16 individual modules – 5x 28mm f/2.0, 5x 70mm f/2.0, and 6x 150mm f/2.4 (focal lengths at full frame equivalent)
Sensors: 16 individual 13MP sensors
Minimum focus: 10cm at 28mm, 40cm at 70mm, 1m at 150mm
- Storage: 256GB (USB on-the-go compatible)
Effective pixels (megapixels): Up to 52 million+ (52+ MP)
Output File types: JPEG, DNG
ISO sensitivity: ISO 100-3200
Shutter speed: 1/8000 to 15 sec.
Focus: Tap to focus, Half-shutter press to focus
Self-timer: 3, 5, 10, 20 sec
Exposure modes: Auto, Manual
Chip set: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 + Light ASIC
Operating system: Android
Security: Full disk encryption
Connectivity: GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth
Battery: 3900 mAh Lithium-ion polymer
Flash: Dual-tone LED (no sync port/shoe)
Tripod mount: Standard 1/4″-20tpi
USB 3.0 SuperSpeed (Type-C connector)
Video (coming soon!): 4K video with 28mm, 70mm or 150mm focal lengths at full-frame equivalent