A Camera Called Light

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Image by Light

The Light L16 camera is a novel approach to photography. Each press of the shutter fires up to 10 of the 16 cameras simultaneously, capturing a range of exposures and focal lengths that are then processed into a perfectly exposed photo up to 52 megapixels. This gives the L16 many features we’d expect from an SLR camera, like depth of field, great low-light performance, and more pixels. The L16’s features can also produce stunning HDR (High Dynamic Range) images where both bright spots and shadows reveal their details, something your DSLR will need 3 or more rapid exposures to accomplish.

Of course, all these great features come at a price, and that price is $1,700, or very close to what a mid-priced DSLR and a good lens would cost you. The camera isn’t actually on the market yet, but if you pre-order one now they cut the price to $1,349 through Nov 30. $199 is due now, and the remainder when it ships. I’d love to get my hands on one to test, especially for low light concert shoots, but it’s a bit out of my price range.

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Example of depth of field, image by Light.

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