The L16, a DSLR-Quality Camera that Fits in your Pocket

The device is equipped with 16 individual lenses and is put together into one body.

California-based startup, Light, unveiled its L16 camera which is a DSLR-quality device that fits in your pocket and is actually reasonably priced.

Why the name, L16? The device is equipped with 16 individual lenses and is put together into one body. When a user takes a photo, 10 of the cameras shoot simultaneously and Light's technology then combines all into a 52-megapixel photo. Furthermore, you can adjust the depth of field, focus and exposure after the image has been captured.

Sample Photos captured by the L16 camera. See more on their website.

The L16 uses five 35mm, five 70mm, and six 150mm cameras and has a 25-150mm optical zoom. Each individual camera is 13 megapixels. The Light Camera also shoots videos at 4K with optical zoom from 35-150mm equivalent focal length. The camera has a five-inch touch screen which will allow users to edit the photos and the ability to share on social media.

The company has been working on the camera for two years now but has just shown the public the device on Wednesday. And while it looks like a project from Kickstarter, it's actually not and has already raised around $30 million.

Light L16 Camera from light on Vimeo.


You can pre-order the L16 camera until November 6 for $1,299 from their website but when they start shipping in 2016, the camera will cost $1,699.

 

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