Light L16 Camera
This compact camera captures the details of your scene at multiple focal lengths, then uses sophisticated algorithms to combine 10+ images into a single, high-resolution photo.
The compact camera that uses sophisticated technology to combine 10 different images into a single, stunningly detailed photo.
Want to learn more about the Light technology that powers the L16?
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.
Equipped with a broad, optical zoom range of 28-150mm, the L16 offers the versatility of traditional zoom lenses in a compact, lightweight design.
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.
Weighing just less than a pound, the L16 offers convenience without sacrificing quality. Now, photographers can take professional-quality photos wherever they go.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
6.5 x 3.3 x 0.94 in. (165 x 84.5 x 24.05 mm).
15.3 oz. (435 g)
Die-cast aluminum alloy
Rubberized non-slip grip with lanyard connection
5" FHD touchscreen
USB 3.0 SuperSpeed
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
16 individual 13MP sensors
5 x Optical zoom
100 - 3200
Minimum: 10cm at 28mm, 40cm at 70mm, 1m at 150mm
Tap to focus
Half-shutter press to focus
1/8000 to 15 sec
3 and 6 shot burst
Dual-tone LED (no sync port/shoe)
Up to 52 million+ (52+ MP)
GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth
Full disk encryption
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 + Light ASIC
4120mAh Lithium-ion polymer
(up to 8 hours of life)
28-149mm at 30fps
28, 70 or 150mm focal lengths at full frame equivalent
Up to 13MP optimized for social sharing
Wi-Fi (on-camera browser)
Bluetooth to Android or Windows
Adjust depth of field
Adjust focal plane
Rate and organize images
File types: JPEG, DNG
8 GB or more of RAM (16 GB recommended)
200MB of available hard-disk space (1GB recommended)
2012 or newer
OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) or later
2012 or newer
Windows 7 (with Service Pack 1), Windows 8.1, or Windows 10
Nehalem, Westmere, Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, Haswell, Broadwell, Skylake
Jaguar, Puma, Bulldozer, Piledriver, Steamroller, Excavator, Zen
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
IP52 - Protected from limited dust ingress. Protected from water spray less than 15 degrees from vertical.
The smarter, smaller, easier camera of the future.
Carry your L16 camera wherever you go with our comfy, nylon-suede wrist strap.
Our cushioned camera case protects the L16 from harm and stashes an easy-to-use cleaning cloth.
Connect your L16 to your computer or charging block for speedy file transfers or charging.
The USB 3.0 power adapter quickly charges your camera and protects your battery in the process.
It's part ultimate travel camera, part spy gear.
It’s a professional level mobile camera for a mobile-first world.
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.