Light's L16 Camera Finally Available

Yolanda Curtis
July 4, 2018

If you think Huawei's decision to place three cameras on the back of its P20 Pro smartphone is overkill, you might be amused to hear one company is reportedly working on a handset with a whopping nine rear-facing lenses.

Light might have just been ahead of the curve with its product idea, but now that we're getting more used to the concept of multiple-lensed cameras, the company is working to bring a new smartphone to the world that will sport anywhere from five to nine lenses. "It says its phone design is capable of capturing 64MP shots, better low-light performance and sophisticated depth effects", The Washington Post reported. "It's truly pocketable. Yet in the end, consumers want the convenience of a phone with the power of a dedicated camera", TechCrunch reported.

Something to look forward to: Back in October 2015, camera company Light introduced the L16, a "multi-aperture computational camera" that featured an array of 16 lenses to produce DSLR-quality images.

It wasn't made clear if Light is developing this phone on its own, or working with existing smartphone makers. While these prototype smartphones have a fewer number of lenses - and will thus likely be less expensive than the L16 - you probably won't be buying one of these future Light smartphones for less than a grand.

Remember the Light L16 camera?

The L16 finally has some specs now - the 16 cameras include five 28mm f/2 wide-angle lenses, five 70mm f/2 midrange lenses, and six 150mm f/2.4 telephoto lenses. And true to the firm's reputation, the device will reportedly be equipped with more cameras than you can imagine. The L16 rings in at $1,950 United States dollars.

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