How does the L16 work?

Breakthroughs in hardware technology combine with radical software innovation to create the world's most advanced mobile camera

Folded optics = small size

Traditional DSLR cameras create photos by detecting light passed through a single large aperture and bulky lens barrel. The L16 is different. The L16 captures light through many small apertures and uses folded optics technology to bounce light off angled periscopic reflex mirrors and through slim, horizontally positioned lens barrels before reaching an optical sensor. The result is a camera capable of taking DSLR quality photos that can fit in the palm of your hand.

Computational fusing = high quality

Each scene captured by the Light L16 Camera is shot by up to 10 of 16 individual 28mm, 70mm, and 150mm camera modules firing simultaneously. The individual shots are computationally fused to create an incredibly high-resolution, low-noise photograph, up to 52+ megapixels in size.

Each scene captured by the Light L16 Camera is shot by up to 10 of 16 individual 28mm, 70mm, and 150mm camera modules firing simultaneously. The individual shots are computationally fused to create an incredibly high-resolution, low-noise photograph, up to 52+ megapixels in size.

  • Scene
  • 5x28mm
  • 5x70mm
  • Fusion

See the computational fusing process for yourself

The L16 can shoot a variety of scenes in challenging conditions.

Five individual 28mm shots provide wide-angle field of view coverage.

Five individual 70mm shots improve resolution and noise performance in high and low light.

Information gathered from all ten shots at various focal lengths is combined into one super-image.

Compare

Compare the difference between a photo shot using one camera module, and a photo shot using the L16.

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  • 70mm
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The magic behind Light

L16 technology generates high-res, low-noise, frame-worthy photos from the first snap, but it also gives photographers full access to their files for further manipulation in post-processing.

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5x Optical Zoom

We use a combination of folded optics and tiling images to allow you to continuously zoom from 28-150mm with amazing quality the whole way.

28mm

150mm

Select a focal length

28mm

150mm

Select a focal length

See the culmination of our technology

Explore the features, form, and specifications of the L16
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