At the end of 2015, Light presented a very unusual camera with an uncomplicated name Light L16. The main feature of the model was the availability of just 16 lenses.
The eye-catching gadget remained a very niche device, despite its impressive photographic capabilities.
Using Light L16, you could take pictures with a resolution of up to 52 megapixels. The algorithm for the operation of lenses consisted of synchronous shooting with a different focal length. Then the resulting fragments were transformed into one high-resolution image.
According to the Washington Post, L16 developers are now working on a smartphone with a similar “killer features”.
True, the lens of the smartphone will be slightly smaller. On ready-made prototypes of them from five to nine. But the resolution of the received photos will rise to 64 megapixels.
Announcement of the multi-camera smartphone is scheduled for the second half of this year. Given that the cost of Light L16 camera is impressive $ 1950 (124 thousand rubles), it’s terrible to imagine how much the smartphone will cost. [ Engadget ]