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The Light L16 Camera
The Light L16 Camera
The Light L16 Camera
The Light L16 Camera

Light L16 Camera

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Meet the Light L16.

The compact camera that uses sophisticated technology to combine 10 different images into a single, stunningly detailed photo.

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High-quality images

52-megapixel resolution

Light's advanced image-processing engine captures 52 megapixels of rich data, creating high-quality images with striking details, realistic colors, and significantly less noise. Photographers have the creative freedom they need to zoom, crop, enlarge, and ultimately bring their vision to life.

28-150mm full-frame-equivalent zoom

Equipped with a broad, optical zoom range of 28-150mm, the L16 offers the versatility of traditional zoom lenses in a compact, lightweight design.

~13 stops of dynamic range

Unlike most cameras, the L16 captures multiple images at different exposure values. When combined, final photos boast an impressively wide dynamic range—around 13 stops.

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Portable and powerful

Lightweight

Weighing just less than a pound, the L16 offers convenience without sacrificing quality. Now, photographers can take professional-quality photos wherever they go.

HD touchscreen

The L16's 5-inch, high-definition touchscreen displays a live preview of each photo before capture. An intuitive interface combined with real-time exposure adjustments allow photographers to set up the perfect shot on the go.

Long-lasting battery

Built with a powerful 4120mAh lithium-ion battery, the L16 was designed to last for 8 hours of continuous use. That translates to ~400 back-to-back captures.

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Endless creative freedom

Complete depth-of-field control

The L16's unique lens array allows photographers to make depth adjustments long after capture. With a range of f15 to f2, photographers can create the photo they want with tools they can't find anywhere else.

Fine-tune focus

The L16's after-the-fact depth control gives photographers the freedom to make precise focus changes in post production. Now photographers can ensure a tack-sharp subject or refocus their image for an entirely new subject.

On-camera editing

With built-in camera controls like contrast, exposure, and white balance, photographers can make quick and easy edits on the go. All adjustments automatically transfer to the desktop for a streamlined workflow.

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Intelligent engineering

Over-the-air updates

All L16 cameras improve over time. Light sends regular wireless software updates that improve the camera’s speed, functionality, and performance. Learn about newly added features in the L16 release notes.

Smarter photography

The L16's intelligent software senses light and shifts in stability, automatically adjusting the camera's exposure for optimal performance. Tripod and low-light assist features help photographers take the best photos, no matter where they are.

Light Lux Capacitor chipset

Powered by a custom chipset, the Light Lux Capacitor was specifically engineered to control a high number of cameras simultaneously. It was designed and built by Light engineers and is truly one of a kind.


Tech specs

The Light L16 Camera The Light L16 Camera

Physical

  • Dimensions - H x W x D
    6.5 x 3.3 x 0.94 in. (165 x 84.5 x 24.05 mm).
  • Weight
    15.3 oz. (435 g)
  • Chassis
    Die-cast aluminum alloy
  • Grip
    Rubberized non-slip grip with lanyard connection
  • Screen
    5" FHD touchscreen
  • Tripod mount
    Standard 1/4"-20tpi
  • USB
    USB 3.0 SuperSpeed
    Type-C connector

Camera

  • Lenses
    16 individual modules
    5 x 28mm ƒ/2.0, 5 x 70mm ƒ/2.0, and 6 x 150mm ƒ/2.4
    Focal lengths at full frame equivalent
  • Sensors
    16 individual 13MP sensors
  • Zoom
    5 x Optical zoom
  • ISO sensitivity
    100 - 3200
  • Focus
    Minimum: 10cm at 28mm, 40cm at 70mm, 1m at 150mm
    Tap to focus
    Half-shutter press to focus
  • Shutter speed
    1/8000 to 15 sec
  • Metering method
    Center-weighted
    Touch-weighted
  • Exposure modes
    Auto
    Manual
    ISO priority
    Shutter priority
  • Shutter release modes
    Single-frame
    Self-timer
    3 and 6 shot burst
  • Flash
    Dual-tone LED (no sync port/shoe)
  • Image formats captured
    LRI, JPEG
  • Effective pixels (megapixels)
    Up to 52 million+ (52+ MP)

Software, Hardware, Networking

  • Operating system
    Android
  • Connectivity
    GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth
  • Security
    Full disk encryption
  • Chip set
    Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 + Light ASIC
  • Battery
    4120mAh Lithium-ion polymer (up to 8 hours of life)

Video (coming soon)

  • 4K Video
    28, 70 or 150mm focal lengths at full frame equivalent

Storage

  • Capacity
    256GB

Image processing

  • L16 (on device)
    Up to 13MP optimized for social sharing
  • Sharing
    Wi-Fi (on-camera browser)
    Bluetooth to Android or Windows
    iOS (coming soon)
    Direct social integration (coming soon)
  • Lumen (desktop application)
    Process photos
    Adjust depth of field
    Edit depth
    Adjust focal plane
    Rate and organize images
  • Output
    File types: JPEG, DNG
  • System requirements
    8 GB or more of RAM (16 GB recommended)
    200MB of available hard-disk space (1GB recommended)
    64-bit processor
  • Mac
    2012 or newer
    OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) or later
  • PC
    2012 or newer
    Windows 7 (with Service Pack 1), Windows 8.1, or Windows 10
  • Intel chipset requirements
    Nehalem, Westmere, Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, Haswell, Broadwell, Skylake
  • AMD chipset requirements
    Jaguar, Puma, Bulldozer, Piledriver, Steamroller, Excavator, Zen

Environment

  • Operating temperatures
    32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
  • Water and dust resistance
    IP52 - Protected from limited dust ingress. Protected from water spray less than 15 degrees from vertical.

Physical

Dimensions - H x W x D

6.5 x 3.3 x 0.94 in. (165 x 84.5 x 24.05 mm).

Weight

15.3 oz. (435 g)

Chassis

Die-cast aluminum alloy

Grip

Rubberized non-slip grip with lanyard connection

Screen

5" FHD touchscreen

Tripod mount

Standard 1/4"-20tpi

USB

USB 3.0 SuperSpeed

Type-C connector

Camera

Lenses

16 individual modules

5 x 28mm ƒ/2.0, 5 x 70mm ƒ/2.0, and 6 x 150mm ƒ/2.4

Focal lengths at full frame equivalent

Sensors

16 individual 13MP sensors

Zoom

5 x Optical zoom

ISO sensitivity

100 - 3200

Focus

Minimum: 10cm at 28mm, 40cm at 70mm, 1m at 150mm

Tap to focus

Half-shutter press to focus

Shutter speed

1/8000 to 15 sec

Metering method

Center-weighted

Touch-weighted

Exposure modes

Auto

Manual

ISO priority

Shutter priority

Shutter release modes

Single-frame

Self-timer

3 and 6 shot burst

Flash

Dual-tone LED (no sync port/shoe)

Image formats captured

LRI, JPEG

Effective pixels (megapixels)

Up to 52 million+ (52+ MP)

Software, Hardware, Networking

Operating system

Android

Connectivity

GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth

Security

Full disk encryption

Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 + Light ASIC

Battery

4120mAh Lithium-ion polymer

(up to 8 hours of life)

Video

(coming soon)

4K Video

28, 70 or 150mm focal lengths at full frame equivalent

Storage

Capacity

256GB

Image processing

L16 (on device)

Up to 13MP optimized for social sharing

Sharing

Wi-Fi (on-camera browser)

Bluetooth to Android or Windows

iOS (coming soon)

Direct social integration (coming soon)

Lumen (desktop application)

Process photos

Adjust depth of field

Edit depth

Adjust focal plane

Rate and organize images

Output

File types: JPEG, DNG

System requirements

8 GB or more of RAM (16 GB recommended)

200MB of available hard-disk space (1GB recommended)

64-bit processor

Mac

2012 or newer

OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) or later

PC

2012 or newer

Windows 7 (with Service Pack 1), Windows 8.1, or Windows 10

Intel chipset requirements

Nehalem, Westmere, Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, Haswell, Broadwell, Skylake

AMD chipset requirements

Jaguar, Puma, Bulldozer, Piledriver, Steamroller, Excavator, Zen

Environment

Operating temperatures

32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)

Water and dust resistance

IP52 - Protected from limited dust ingress. Protected from water spray less than 15 degrees from vertical.

In the box

The L16
The Light L16 Camera
The L16

The smarter, smaller, easier camera of the future.

Wrist strap
Wrist strap

Carry your L16 camera wherever you go with our comfy, nylon-suede wrist strap.

Case
Case

Our cushioned camera case protects the L16 from harm and stashes an easy-to-use cleaning cloth.

USB-C Cable
USB-C Cable

Connect your L16 to your computer or charging block for speedy file transfers or charging.

Charger
Charger

The USB 3.0 power adapter quickly charges your camera and protects your battery in the process.

The Light L16 Camera

Customer reviews

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Reviews

It's part ultimate travel camera, part spy gear.

It’s a professional level mobile camera for a mobile-first world.

Revolutionary.

Astonishingly fine photos.

... a revolutionary new point-and-shoot camera that aims to transform the way we think about cameras.

... the L16 proves that Light’s crazy idea actually works and is poised to shape the future of photography.

This sort of stuff is going to leave your average Canon or Nikon shooter scratching their heads.

When you see this camera, you will immediately want to pick it up and shoot pictures with it.

The Light L16

They say the best camera is the one you have with you. Luckily, the L16 is small enough to fit in your back pocket—and weighs less than a pound—so you never have to leave your camera behind.

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The Light L16 Camera