That's the case with the L16, a digital camera with -wait for it- no less than 16 lenses, coming from Light, a company we haven't heard from in a while.
It's not every day that a camera pops up on the market that makes you do a double take, just to make sure that what you're looking at is real.
Light, a company that makes devices with a lot of cameras, might soon release a smartphone with up to nine lenses. The company showed the publication various concepts and prototypes that contained between five and nine lenses on its rear.
The Post says this ambitious amera will allow for good low-light performance and "sophisticated depth effects".
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Light, a startup known for its 16-lens camera, is bringing its futuristic technology to a new smartphone. Rumours have claimed that Apple could introduce a similar triple lens system on its iPhone series in 2019.
The camera is already some way towards being a smartphone as it runs Android and boasts built-in Wi-Fi.
A Light L16 multi-aperture computational camera, a CES 2018 Innovation Awards victor, is displayed at CES Unveiled Las Vegas, a press preview event before the start of CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 7, 2018. Dropping the lens count to something like nine might help reduce costs, but not by much.
How many cameras is too many cameras? The camera then uses algorithms to combine them into one high-resolution image. So even if Light does launch its smartphone with the fancy camera features, you might not be able to afford it.