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A First Look at the L16 Camera—From the People Who Built It

It has been 47 days since we started shipping the L16 to pre-order customers. A lot has happened in that time. We received tons of valuable feedback. And we learned things. We also broke things. We fixed them. We sent dozens of over-the-air updates. We introduced new features. We continued to ramp up production in China (though it took a lot longer than we anticipated). And we’ve started steadily fulfilling orders on a daily basis. We’ve been busy bringing this brand-new technology to market. Here’s where we stand: It has taken years to ...

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Frequently Asked Questions—And Answers

When will my camera arrive? Where is my camera? How soon will I get my camera? The question is on everyone’s mind—including ours! We’ve been working hard to ship more and more L16 cameras out to our pre-order customers every day. But we realize that’s not exactly visible to the rest of our patiently waiting pre-order list, so we’re here to give you an update. OK, so if I haven’t received one of the first few cameras, where have they all gone? We just finished shipping the first batch of ...

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Welcome to the World, L16

After nearly four years of designing, prototyping, building, tweaking, improving, testing, and retesting, we are thrilled to announce that we started shipping the Light L16 camera to our pre-order customers today! When we began this journey, we had no idea how much global excitement there would be for computational photography. To be honest, we thought it might just appeal to photography nerds like us. It turns out we weren’t the only ones clamoring for a high-quality, easy-to-use camera that’s small enough to fit in your pocket. And that’s exactly what we’ve built ...

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Light at Full Throttle

Light at Full Throttle

The countdown has finally begun! We’re less than a month away from the launch of our pre-order shipments, and everyone here at Light is working in overdrive. To give you a better sense of what “overdrive” looks like on our end, we’re going to spell it out for you—in numbers. One month ago, we moved to a new factory in China. We’re gearing up for mass production of the L16, so we needed a little more space. Check out our new digs! At this very moment, our manufacturers are building the final ...

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Image Improvements

Image Improvements

Much of the Light team is currently consumed with mass production preparation and addressing feedback from the L16 Beta program. While that is going on, we thought we'd show a glimpse of the improvements we have been making to our imaging software. Stitching and fusing together 10 images is not easy, and our computational imaging team has spent years developing and improving Light's software to ensure color is correct and details are properly aligned. The team has made big strides since February as evidenced in these two examples: The changes include fusion that retains more details ...

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