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Update from PetaPixel (Source is of course lightRumors)
As exciting as new digital photographic equipment is, most of it isn’t that different then the cameras of Nicéphore Niépce, Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre, and William Henry Fox Talbot. They all featured a single lens, and light sensitive material at the focal plane. For all their technical wizardry, the vast majority of digital cameras are the same, except for a digital sensor in place of light sensitive metal, glass, paper, or film. The new Light L16 camera is a radical departure that could shake the foundations of current camera design.
If you lug a camera bag, imagine having its contents fit in your pocket. If you don't, but have always ...
Douglas Kenney reports on Light camera. Includes a brief walk & talk segment with Light co-founder Rajiv Laroia.
Will full-frame DSLRs be a thing of the past, 10 years hence?
And interview with Rajiv Laroia & Dave Grannan, co-founders of Light, explaining the technology and promise of their new approach to computational photography.
It has 16 lenses, 16 sensors, and a compact form factor. If the Light L16 performs as advertised, a revolutionary new type of camera is on the horizon.
ON Semiconductor is pleased to be part of the new L16 digital camera. This groundbreaking device uses many products from the ON Semiconductor portfolio including Autofocus controllers, Back Side Illumination CMOS sensors, and various power supply regulation devices. Recent advancements in image sensors, DSP processors and optics now allow manufacture of unique camera configurations such as the L16.
Character is a San Francisco-based branding & design agency.
"From the get-go, Character saw that Light was a brand that would appeal to the iPhone 'upgrader' while maintaining credibility with prosumers and evangelists. This meant creating a simple, concise story that focused on the magic of capturing the moment as well as the ease and simplicity that only Light can deliver."
We feel proud to present an exclusive interview with the Light.co Founders [Rajiv Laroia & Dave Grannan] where they talk about photography, their research work, limitations, and future plans. Read on!
The creator of the new Light digital camera explains his new idea how he made it work.
"In March  we took a few of our L16s from the EVT4 build (completed in February) through the deserts of California and the tropics of Cuba. We were testing the camera in different environments and collecting images for our upcoming launch. These are some of our favorites."
As some of you know, I was a product manager on the LYTRO ILLUM. I’m quite proud of the camera, and I’ve had people tell me it has the best shooting interface they’ve ever used. But the thing that always bugged me was the image quality. ... I’ve seen the initial images [of the Light L16 camera] at 100%, they exceeded my expectations, and they’ll only get better.
Light, the well-known company popular for the manufacturing of cameras, is all set to launch its new device. The company will be soon launching its Light L16 camera. What is so special about this camera? Well, this device has 16 lenses that totally justify its name. Let us have a look at the features and the specifications of the new Light L16.
Brief coverage of the Light L16 camera announcement.
Yesterday, photography start-up Light, whom we’ve introduced and interviewed in the past, announced it had secured $25 million in Series B funding ... We talked with with Light CEO Dave Grannan and CTO Rajiv Laroia to learn what this means for the company, and the prospect that their next-gen camera tech will be in consumers hands soon.
Through close collaboration with Light, ON Semiconductor was able to supply specially customized sensor devices, based on its 1/3.2-inch format AR1335 CMOS image sensor product offering.
The Light L16 camera is rumored to be built around custom imaging sensors based upon the On Semiconductor AR1335 sensor.
"The AR1335 is a 1/3.2-inch CMOS active-pixel digital image sensor with a pixel array of 4208H x 3120V. The AR1335 digital image sensor, features breakthrough 1.1µm pixel technology that delivers superior low-light image quality ... The AR1335 sensor can generate full resolution image at up to 30 frames per second (fps) and supports advanced video modes including 4K 30fps, 1080P 60fps and 720P 120fps."
Light today announced a manufacturing partnership with Sunny Optical Technology to bring Light's imaging technology to market. With this partnership, Sunny Optical will build and assemble Light's camera modules, which is a core component of the imaging technology.
Even/Odd is a production company & creative studio founded by filmmakers.
"We worked with Light to unveil the new multi-aperture L16 camera — a breakthrough in photo technology — by creating a film that focused on a variety of real-world scenarios showcasing the camera's versatility and features."
Website Portfolio of Filmmaker Mohammad Gorjestani.
Imagine having all the capability of a multi-thousand dollar DSLR camera in your pocket — maybe even as part of your smartphone. That’s the promise of startup Light’s innovative array camera architecture.
This is how the L16 came to life.
"Smartphones are good, but none of them take photos as impressive as we’d like. DSLR and mirrorless systems are great too, but they’re often not with us when the perfect photo opportunity presents itself. To solve this problem, Light are attempting to break the camera industry with a product that can be both portable and powerful, and that’s how the L16 was born. To arrive here, however, there was a lengthy design process that can be broken down into four sections ..."