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    Light L16, a 16-lens camera, delayed until mid 2017

    Smartphone sized camera's mixed lens array said to produce stunning results.
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    Re: Light L16, a 16-lens camera, delayed until mid 2017

    Is there any theory to the arrangement of the lenses? Just looks totally random to me.

    For that kind of money I'd be looking at decent DSLRs, I don't think form factor is much of a concern at this level.

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    Re: Light L16, a 16-lens camera, delayed until mid 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by virtuo View Post
    Is there any theory to the arrangement of the lenses? Just looks totally random to me.

    For that kind of money I'd be looking at decent DSLRs, I don't think form factor is much of a concern at this level.
    Watch that video and it explains about the multiple lenses are in effect a deconstructed larger lens, or similar concept.

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    Re: Light L16, a 16-lens camera, delayed until mid 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by mtyson View Post
    Watch that video and it explains about the multiple lenses are in effect a deconstructed larger lens, or similar concept.
    I'll give it a look when I'm not in work and YT isn't blocked. Still I'd have thought if you were going to have an array of lenses, they'd have a more logical pattern and the same spec.

    Very interested in seeing some raw output from this thing. That I'll never own.

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    Re: Light L16, a 16-lens camera, delayed until mid 2017

    Frankly, looking at their gallery, I'm not sure what DSLR they're comparing them too, but the performance doesn't look that great.

    Lots of noise or processing artefacts. And not really much to demonstrate the dynamic range.

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    Re: Light L16, a 16-lens camera, delayed until mid 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by virtuo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mtyson View Post
    Watch that video and it explains about the multiple lenses are in effect a deconstructed larger lens, or similar concept.
    I'll give it a look when I'm not in work and YT isn't blocked. Still I'd have thought if you were going to have an array of lenses, they'd have a more logical pattern and the same spec.
    The "pattern" of how the lenses are arranged is simply the only way they could fit them all inside the unit. It all becomes a lot clearer when you look behind the front cover:


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    Re: Light L16, a 16-lens camera, delayed until mid 2017

    The L16 is now available in the UK for £1,850 (but it's discounted to £1,295 until the end of March 2018 as an introductory promotion). https://www.pocket-lint.com/cameras/reviews/143943-light-l16-camera-review-what-how-why

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