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IN Science & Technology ON 19 Nov, 2015
A 16-lens camera is renovating the world of photography, giving a new meaning to 'high definition'. Way better than a DSLR, and much cheaper, it is a must-have for an enthusiast.
All Photo-maniacs, check it out!
The L16 is the first multi-aperture camera that was built using folded optics and revolutionary imaging algorithms - and it's so petite that it can fit inside a pocket.
Light - the company behind this notable device, hasn't yet released the specifications normally.
The price difference between this one and other high definition cams is quite notable. The camera includes five 35mm modules, five 70mm modules and six 150mm modules, all controlled by a five-inch touch screen.
A Canon EOS 5D body, for instance, has a retail price of about $2,800 and includes no lenses, while the L16 costs $1,299 and comes with a total of 16 different sized lenses.
The camera is dust and water resistant and equipped with Wi-Fi capabilities, GPS and high definition resolution.
To render each image, while a DSLR uses a single lens, this camera uses 16 lenses to merge all the pictures and give a marvellous quality of images.
It can zoom up to 150mm, and it formats images in JPEG, TIFF and raw. The depth of field, focus and exposure can all be adjusted after capturing the shot, and the camera comes with a dual-tone LED flash.
If you want to shoot a video, the L16 allows up to 4K video and flaunts a standard ¼"-20 tripod socket on the bottom.
Although, the camera will be available after late summer in 2016, it can be preordered now for $1,299 before it jumps to $1,699 after November 6.