Just for the sake of comparison, the L16 costs $1,950. Now, according to the latest news from Washington Post, Light is developing a smartphone with 9 cameras. The company is pushing full speed ahead, though, and will reportedly be unveiling a first-of-its-kind smartphone that has as many as 9 cameras on the back.
US-based digital photography company and camera-maker Light is prototyping a smartphone with five to nine cameras that could be capable of capturing a 64MP image, the media reported. Well, you're about to get a case of phone-camera-envy anyway.
Reportedly, it plans to announce such a phone by 2018 end. Companies are chomping at the bit to make their cameras more reliable, work better in low light, and add features that people want.
The company had unveiled the L16 camera-which uses 16 lenses to capture 52MP images-back in 2015 and starting shipping it a year ago. The goal of the second lens for these smartphones is to help with zooming and to measure the depth of field, giving users the ability to create blurred backgrounds during the shot. With a smartphone, which has around nine camera sensors, the software will have to stitch all these images together to form that one high-resolution image. Huawei has also introduced a version of this, called the P21 Pro, featuring three lenses which are utilized for monochrome, color, and zoom.
That company is none other than Light, certainly no stranger to multi-camera systems on mobile devices, having put 16 lenses on its "multi-aperture computational" L16 camera, made available in July past year. This pocketable camera comes with quite a hefty price.