If you are the present day technology that is baked around mobile photography, you will sound the name of Light L16. I think it is the most serious attempt ahead based on the use of multiple “small” cameras, Light engineers intend to create a composite so image captured by all.
We are already seeing interesting things that have to with computational photography, the evidence I refer with dual cameras, but then to say that these projects are equivalent in quality with a DSLR, there is a stretch. Today we have a lot of information about Light L16, which has been improved in some aspects.
For which and lost do a quick summary: Light has the size of a large phone and at the back there is room for 16 cameras but it’s not a phone, it is clear. Actually, speak of 16 modules composed of lens and sensor, each independent, but in conjunction they have to take a picture of 52 megapixels.
This technology had to have come on the market in the summer, but the company based in Silicon Valley considered that there was room for improvement and delayed until the beginning of next year. But there was also something else behind waiting, and that had received 30 million dollars from GV (which was Google Ventures) earlier this year, allowing it to create a model with better specs.
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How does a camera with 16 modules work?
The company Light has shared a video in which we explained quite well the theory of operation of L16: all modules fire together and an intelligent system adds images to get a better performance in low light, better dynamic range, even Three-dimensional information of the shot:
Significant improvements in lenses
As specifications for the main change has reached the focus, now they expand the range of 35 to 28 mm in its angle zone, maintaining 150 mm at the other end.
52 megapixels and 16 cameras with three different configurations: 28, 70 and 150 millimeters
As for the opening, it was originally the same for the 16 cameras – f / 2,4 – but now it has been decided that the configuration is different: five 28 mm modules with f / 2,0, another five of 70 mm With f / 2.0, and six of 150 millimeters with f / 2.4.
Another important change in the internal memory is passing now have 256GB (128GB originally). It seems a lot for this 52 megapixel camera, but we must bear in mind that a rumored price of $ 1,700 , so give us everything seems fine.
As all this is not funny if you do not teach us actual samples, because I share with you some and I leave the link where you can see more. Obviously, the images are more than chosen and perfectly made, but that does not mean to assess very positively what we see, the quality is amazing.Tags: 52 megapixels, Light L16, sixteen cameras