When you look at the camera Light L16, then in the head itself there is an association with the world of insects. There is a feeling that you see a spider, who looks at you with dozens of his eyes. In fact, a similar appearance camera pursues a very important goal: to save the user from cumbersome lenses and to reduce professional camera to such an extent that he can fit in your pocket.
Light L16 is a completely new type of cameras with a multi-diaphragm. While DSLR and mirrorless cameras use interchangeable lenses and one large sensor, the L16 uses many smaller lenses and smaller sensors. As components of the camera, details are used that can be found in modern smartphones. When you press the shutter release button, the image is taken at the same time by ten tiny cameras with different focal lengths, and then the images are merged together using software to create an amazingly detailed photo with a resolution of up to 52 megapixels.
Pictures taken with this camera are surprisingly bright, juicy and clear. You can take a look at the photo below and evaluate their quality. The camera perfectly copes with the lack of lighting of the scene, so it’s easier to take pictures in the evening or in dark rooms than ever. The camera has an intuitive touch interface, which even a person from photography can very well understand. The camera allows you to adjust the depth of field of the image after it is made. We already saw something like this in Lytro’s cell .
Light L16 also can shoot video with a resolution of up to 4K and a fixed focal length of 35, 70 or 150 mm. Of course, the video is shot with only one lens, not several, so this function can be considered just a pleasant bonus to the basic capabilities of the camera. The camera will be available for sale in the summer of 2016, and its preliminary price is indicated at $ 1,700. Expensive? Yes, it’s expensive. But for certain there are wishing to acquire such an unusual gadget. By the way, those whopre-order on the camera within the next month, will be able to purchase it at a reduced price of $ 1,300.