Is this the future of photography? A 52 Megabits Photos from your pocket size Camera  

Is this the future of photography? A 52 Megabits Camera

WSJ reported about a new camera that is amazingly doing a good job with taking Multiple photos at the same time. and make a 52 Megabits photos out of the camera

Light’s pocket-size L16 replaces one big lens with 16 small ones, plus some super-smart software.  Light’s L16 was a radical design concept when it was originally introduced in October, 2015 — but the concept has become a reality, as the company is now shipping the first production units to its pre-order customers. The final design is quite similar to the concept it showed off back then, with a few minor tweaks, and, despite some setbacks, customers are probably excited to get their hands on the innovative shooter.


It sounds like shipping will be a relatively slow-moving process, as the company takes pains to note that it’s focused on quality assurance for new customers, but hopefully some early users will get their hands on the L16 very soon, and can share their impressions of the novel photographic device.


Tech Specs of L16:

  • Approx. dimensions

    6.5 in. (165mm) x 3.3 in. (84.5mm) x 0.94 in. (24.05mm)

  • Approx. weight

    15.3 oz. (435 g)

  • Chassis

    Die-cast aluminum alloy

  • Grip

    Rubberized non-slip grip with a lanyard connection

  • Screen

    5″ FHD touchscreen

  • Lenses

    16 individual modules5x28mm f/2.0, 5x70mm f/2.0, and 6x150mm f/2.4Focal lengths at full frame equivalent

  • Sensors

    16 individual 13MP sensors

  • Minimum focus

    10cm at 28mm, 40cm at 70mm, 1m at 150mm

  • Storage

    256GB USB on-the-go compatible

  • Capacity

    1000+ images

  • Effective pixels (megapixels)

    Up to 52 million+ (52+ MP)

  • Output

    File types: JPEG, DNG, LRI

  • ISO sensitivity

    ISO 100-3200

  • Shutter speed

    1/8000 to 15 sec.

  • Fastest shutter speed


  • Slowest shutter speed

    15 sec.

  • Focus

    Tap to focus Half-shutter press to focus

  • Self-timer

    3, 5, 10, 20 sec

  • Metering method

    Center-weighted Touch-weighted

  • Exposure modes

    Auto / Manual

  • Shutter Release Modes

    • Single-frame
    • Self-timer
    • 3 and 6 shot burst
    • Advanced low-light burst (coming soon!)
  • Chip set

    Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 + Light ASIC

  • Operating system


  • Security

    Full disk encryption

  • Connectivity

    GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth

  • Battery

    4120mAh Lithium-ion polymer

  • Flash

    Dual-tone LED (no sync port/shoe)

  • Tripod mount

    Standard 1/4″-20tpi

  • USB

    • USB 3.0 SuperSpeed
    • Type-C connector
  • Video (coming soon!)

    4K video with 28mm, 70mm or 150mm focal lengths at full frame equivalent

  • Image processing – L16

    5MP optimized for social sharing

  • Image processing – Lumen

    • Process photos
    • Adjust depth of field
    • Edit depth
    • Adjust focal plane (coming soon!)
    • Export photos for further editing
  • System requirements – Lumen

    • All systems
    • 8 GB or more of RAM (16 GB recommended)
    • 200MB of available hard-disk space (1GB recommended)
    • 64-bit processor
    • Mac: 2012 or newer (recommended)
      OS X version 10.11 (El Capitan) or higher
    • PC: 2012 or newer (recommended)
      Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 or Windows 10
  • Sharing

    • Wi-Fi (on-camera browser)
    • Bluetooth to Android or Windows
    • iOS (coming soon!)
    • Direct social integration (coming soon!)