light l16The need for compact cameras is starting to go away. After all our phones can get the job done just fine, plus we won’t need to carry around an extra device. However recently we’ve seen camera manufacturers step things up, like Sony with the RX100 series of compact cameras that manage to fit a 1-inch sensor into its tiny body.

While the RX100 series gets the job done and does it pretty well, it’s still not necessarily on par with DSLRs, and that’s where camera startup company Light wants to change things. The company has recently unveiled the L16 point-and-shoot camera which according to the company, has the chops to take on DSLR cameras in terms of image quality.

How is this possible, you ask? As you can tell in the photo above, the L16 packs an array of camera modules inside its body, 16 to be exact. The modules also employs a variety of focal lengths and up to 10 of the modules can be fired off at the same time, thus capturing as many details as possible which will hopefully prove to be enough to reproduce photos that are on par with DSLRs.

No doubt this is a very unique idea but the question is, will there be a demand for such cameras? According to Light’s CEO Dave Grannan, the simple answer is yes, and he believes that this is how cameras will be made in the future. Whether or not that happens remains to be seen, but for now the Light L16 is priced at a whopping $1,699 and is expected to begin shipping late summer 2016.

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