Light's Picture

Light

  • 44 posts
Light Welcomes SoftBank and Leica to the Family

Light raises $121 million from SoftBank Vision Fund and Leica Camera AG Light, the leader in advanced computational imaging, today announced a Series D funding round of $121 million, led by the SoftBank Vision Fund. The renowned Leica Camera AG also participated in the financing. Light’s groundbreaking imaging platform enables machines to see like humans do, using sophisticated algorithms to combine images from multiple camera modules into a single high-quality image and enabling highly-accurate 3D depth extraction. Welcome to the era of the software-defined camera. In this era, pocketable, connected cameras can reconstruct the world ...

Read more
A More Powerful Tool for Low Light Photographers

We’ve made incremental improvements to the L16’s low light performance over the past six months, but none have shown as great of a difference as this latest software update. According to our engineers, we’ve improved the image quality at least one full stop in most low light scenarios. That marks a huge step forward in our progress—specifically around fine details and noise reduction. Captured by Sean Custer. Low light assist for handheld photography We were able to make such significant improvements to low light performance, in part, due to the addition of ...

Read more
The Next Phase of the Light L16: More Control, More Freedom, More Creativity

The driving force behind our latest software update was you, the L16 photographers dedicated to making this camera better. We spent the past few months listening to our community, learning not only their pain points with the Light L16 but also their ambitions for this camera of the future. What we heard was a resounding desire for more serious camera features. We’re talking about priority and preset modes, on-camera editing, rating systems, histograms—all the tools experienced photographers need to truly unleash their creativity. The software update we’re releasing today will do all of ...

Read more
Light and Sidewalk Bring You The Best Spots for Photographing the Golden Gate Bridge

Bay Area symbol. Engineering wonder. The Golden Gate Bridge is easily the most photogenic structure in San Francisco. To our resident photographer, Brian Fulda, capturing the bridge is a rite of passage in San Francisco. "A lot of professional photographers think that it’s cliche to shoot the Golden Gate Bridge," he says. But that's just because the structure is not easy to photograph in a unique way. We teamed up with Sidewalk to show you some of Fulda's favorite, lesser-known spots for photographing the Golden Gate Bridge. To find out where these epic vantage points ...

Read more
Light EU Is Open For Business

Today, we’re opening Light EU. This is a big moment—not just for the company, but for the whole photography world. We’ve pushed beyond the limits of the modern camera and built an imaging device unlike any other out there. We’ve built the camera of the future—a smaller, smarter, easier way to photograph. And now the future is available for an international audience.* Building a global e-commerce experience from scratch hasn’t been easy. As our international followers know all too well, there have been bumps along the way. But we stuck ...

Read more