Two years ago, Light announced L16: a weird-looking camera that looks somewhat like smartphone, but captures DSLR-quality photos. It combines 16 lenses of three focal lengths to create 52 MP photos. If you were wondering what the photos captured with this strange device would look like – the answer is here. Light publishes the gallery of photos taken with the L16 camera. There are three high-res images, ranging from around 53 to as much as 81 MP. You can view them or download them, and they’ll give you a pretty detailed insight of the camera’s capabilities.
Upon the announcement, the L16 achieved significant success in funding and an “overwhelming demand.” The pre-ordered cameras are already shipping, and the company will receive new orders later this year. So, if you haven’t pre-ordered yours yet, it’s good to check out the sample shots and see if they’ve really fulfilled their promise of delivering DSLR-quality photos. Take a look at three sample images below, and for deeper analysis and some pixel peeping, you can download them in full resolution on Light’s website.
As DPReview points out and I can’t disagree, all three photos were taken in a pretty favorable lighting scenario. It would be great to see a few hi-res images taken in low-light or other tricky lighting situation, for more relevant results. Still, you can find some examples like this in this gallery (in lower resolution, though). There are also more photos in galleries here and here, to show off the camera’s capabilities. Although, most of them were taken in the daylight.
As for the high-res sample images, you can download them here in full resolution and zoom all the way in. What do you think?