Up and coming photography startup Light presents L16 with sixteen cameras into one, a device that mixes the capabilities of DSLR with the convenience of a simple smartphone camera.
- L16 is made out of 16 cameras, each capable of taking 13 megapixels pictures
- It will be able to snap ultra high-resolution photos of 52 megapixels, along with in-camera editing
- The price is set at $1,700 once it launches in 2016
- For those who pre-order it before November 6th, the price is $1,300
The L16 is the company’s way of reimagining photography, with its unique multi-module point-and-shoot camera. It has a simple, and sleek design that might’ve been overlooked were it not for its amazing abilities. Light’s L16 camera packs in sixteen 13 megapixels camera modules, and has them working together for resulting 52 megapixels pictures.
The incredibly high quality is meant to combat DSLR through its innovative design and functions of three different focal lengths. Among the whopping number of 16 camera modules, five are of 35mm, five of 70mm, and the rest of six of 150mm, in order to capture even the slightest and most minute detail. It’s set to create stunning pictures of amazing quality.
And, it will be rather easy to carry around.
Besides the array of over two dozen cameras, the device is fairly light. It features a small flash, a textured grip, with two buttons on the top, and the front side featuring none. It brings back time to the simple concept with today’s high-end capabilities. And little else says incredibly detailed snaps of impressive moments better than 52 megapixels.
The back of the camera features a 5-inch touchscreen, to access settings and controls, along with the all-important button to actually snap a photo. The design of the L16 is so simplistic that it makes it hard to believe it has such complex abilities, including a “depth-mapping technology”, which allows you to edit depth of field and focus after you have already taken the picture.
According to Light co-founder, Rajiv Laroia, they aimed to create something simple, easy to use, and light. It’s meant to carry it around at all moments and instantly get amazing pictures. Their ambitions aimed for a combination among today’s high-quality images and the simplicity of a smartphone.
As his co-founder, Dave Grannan, added, life is made of moments that are “big and impressive” or “quiet and meaningful”, and it’s photography’s purpose to immortalize every single one. By providing a simple and stunning way to forever hold them in a picture, they believe that L16 will achieve just that.
Light has designed an interesting approach to modern photography, by taking it away from heavy equipment and lessening the pressure on wallets, in comparison to other devices.
Light’s L16 camera will launch next summer, in 2016, for the price of $1,699, though future customers will see a sizeable discount if they pre-order before November 6th, 2015, as the cost is set at $1,299 for those eager to make sure they will get their hands on the high-tech and high-performing device.