Light introduced it's up-coming phone-sized "Light L16" camera that has 16 lenses and ability to choose focal length (35mm, 70mm, 150mm) and DoF (Depth of Field) after an image is captured.
This capability is due to the 16 lenses on the Light L16.
The lenses are placed on the unit sideways and are supplemented with a set of moving mirrors.
You can now reserve a "Light L16" for the bargain price of $1,300, by September 2016 that price will increase to $1,700.
- 5" touchscreen
- 128GB storage
- 52 Mega pixels
- minimum focus: 10 cm (35mm), 1m (150mm)
- dust and water resistant
- multi-aperture computational camera
- video capture up to 4K
- standard tripod socket
- Simultaneous HDR capture
- GPS and accelerometer
- Outputs JPEG, TIFF, raw DNG
- built-in dual-tone LED flash
- Adjustable aperture after taking the photo
- Adjustable focus after taking the photo
- 150mm f/2.4 Camera x6
- 70mm f/2.4 Camera x5
- 35mm f/2.4 Camera x5
What DSLR is available for purchase for $1,700?
On the other hand the L16 is a compact, light-weight, quality camera that fits in your pocket and can be with you forever. If you are not a professional photographer, this camera could be the ideal match for your needs.
But for serious photographers I am not sure the "Light L16" will be your camera of choice. Only time will tell, but the L16 does give really good quality on sample photos:
As experience shows, the features captured on paper do not necessarily represent the true capabilities of this camera.
I think we are going to have to sit back and wait to see if the photo gear market decides that the quality of the images produced by the L16 moves them towards a more compact camera and if the DSLR makers out there are going to introduce something really revolutionary to be competitive.