Smartphone cameras are better than ever. Even the most basic of them can achieve more than the average photographer could have dreamed of a decade ago. But for aficionados, DSLRs and the like have still remained king despite their relatively large size. One company looking to change that is Light with their L16, a camera which utilises 16 different smartphone-sized imaging modules to create one bigger and better-looking result.
Looking like no camera we’ve ever come across, the compact Light L16 camera uses sophisticated technology to combine ten different images into a single, stunningly detailed photo. Light’s advanced image-processing engine captures 52 megapixels of data, which means it can create high-quality images with striking details, realistic colours, and significantly less ‘noise’.
Equipped with a broad, optical zoom range of 28-150mm, the L16 ingeniously manages to offer the versatility of traditional zoom lenses despite its compact, lightweight design. Unlike most DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras, the L16 captures multiple images at different exposure values, which means final photos have an impressively wide dynamic range—around 13 stops.
What’s also impressive is with the L16, you can make depth adjustments after capture. It features a range of f15 to f2 and comes with built-in controls like contrast, exposure, and white balance, which means you can also make quick and easy edits on the go.
It’s incredibly lightweight too, weighing less than 500g, and features a 5-inch, high-definition touchscreen display for setting shots and seeing the results. Convenience without sacrificing quality. The battery is OK without being extraordinary and will last for around 8 hours of continuous use.
Without testing the L16, it’s hard to know whether it’s all it’s cracked up to be. That said, the technology is undoubtedly impressive. It just remains to be seen whether it’s revolutionary. The Light L16 camera is available for £1,850 over at the Light Website. Take a look what it’s capable of below.
In other technology new, last week Sony unveiled the FES Watch U which utilises e-Paper technology so wearers can change the surface design of the watch at the touch of a button.