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This Is The Camera Of The Future

Offering 52 megapixels the size of a point-and-shoot

Nicole Billitz
This Is The Camera Of The Future © 2017 Light

Looking at it, you’ve probably noticed that there are 16 camera lens modules on the front, each of which offers 13 megapixels.

You can probably tell by the photo that this camera is unlike any you’ve seen before. Light claims that their L16 camera will offer DSLR-quality photos without the weight of a DSLR or mirrorless camera.

Looking at it, you’ve probably noticed that there are 16 camera lens modules on the front, each of which offers 13 megapixels (five 35mm lenses, five 70mm lenses, and six 150mm lenses). Basically all of these lens harmonize in order to create an massive focal range which lets the user take a ridiculously close close-up to a far-out wide-angle that has been zoomed in. In total, the camera offers a 52 megapixel resolution.

Ten of lenses shoot simultaneously when the shutter button is pressed, and then the camera software synchronizes the 10 captured images into one final, high resolution shot.

Basically all of these lens harmonize in order to create an massive focal range which lets the user take a ridiculously close close-up to a far-out wide-angle that has been zoomed in. In total, the camera offers a 52 megapixel resolution.

Just like the Lytro, the focus and depth of field can be adjusted even after the photo has been taken, up to f/1.2 to keep the background blur. The low light capacity is also pretty epic.

Powered by Android, the built-in WiFi ensures that you can share all your images directly from the camera, but there hasn’t been confirmation on whether it connects to a smartphone or if there is app support within the camera.

Obviously, the camera sports a pretty excellent 5-inch touchscreen, which lets you adjust all your settings, like ISO, exposure, white balance, etc.

The L16 is capable of capturing 4K resolution with a 35-150mm focal length.

Basically, this is the future of cameras. Small, compact, but not shitty point-and-shoots. If smartphones don’t make cameras go extinct, this is what I expect to be touting around in the next decade.

The future, unfortunately, isn’t cheap. The camera is available for pre-order at $1,299 until November 6, at which point it becomes the market price of $1,699. Light hopes the cameras will reach its customers by next summer.

"This isn't just moonshot thinking," stated Dave Grannan, the company's co-founder and CEO. "We put some of the best talent in Silicon Valley together here at Light. Our computational team and our hardware engineer team have been working for over two years bringing this to reality."

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