A new startup called Light has announced an amazing new camera that could be a major threat to DSLRs. The new camera, called the L16 is like no other camera you have ever seen before. The camera is small, light weight, and has 16 lenses built in that can shoot simultaneiously and give you amazing options when you get into the edit and you can select the focal length that you want after taking the shot.
While video is not supported just yet, they say that it is coming soon and you will be able to shoot 4K video with 28mm, 70mm or 150mm focal lengths at full frame equivalent.
The camera has 16 lenses built in to the camera that all are different focul lengths from telephoto to macro. While a DSLR has one lens attached and you have to switch them out to get a different kind of shot, with the L16 you don't have to do any lens switching and all of the focus changes and lengths are done in the camera. Additionally, if you decide after the fact that you want to change the shot, you can use the camera's software to adjust the focus of the image.
With all of these lenses shooting at the same time, with their own sensors you get up to 52 megapixels. Most phones, even with the best camera systems, give you 12 megapixels -- even most DSLRs give you about 30. The camera has a full LCD touch screen on the back that lets you adjust settings, zoom, and review your footage.
The camera is not yet availbe to order, but you can reserve your own from Light and they have started sending out cameras to people to test them out so it should be coming very soon. The price listed is just under $2,000 with a reservation cost of $250.
Check out this review and demo from The Wall Street Journal:
Check it out and reserve yours from Light.