The Silicon Valley start-up called Light is alleged to be working on to revolutionize photography, aiming to bring 52-Megapixel cameras in the smartphones by next year. More details on the 52MP smartphone camera can be grabbed right after this jump.
Microsoft Lumia handset gor a 42MP camera onboard, which is not a joke and planning to put 52-megapixel camera modules on smartphones is not as well, rather than producing a DSLR camera package. Apart this, the company has mostly been quite about its technology and its goals though, its website is basically has a landing page with newsletter signup form, and its Facebook account has just been sharing some interesting photo stories from around the worldwide Web.
According to the MIT Technology Review has just published a first glimpse of what Light is working on, as it goes like this. The company is indeed working on building camera modules that feature an array of lenses and sensors, which later combines the images captured by the different cameras, a higher-quality image can also be achieved without greatly increasing the size of the camera module. Light claims those even can match DSLRs in terms of image quality as well.
The technology which Light is using is somewhat similar to the LinX – bought by Apple recently, which is trying to achieve. Just what LinX, Light is saying that its innovative camera design will pack “the quality and zoom” of DSLR into the slim form factor of a smartphone camera. System, that allows for greater zoom capabilities, based on the amount of zoom required, select modules will capture the image together.
Notably, by achieving high-level zoom with DSLRs will mean restoring to of using telephoto lenses which are big and heavy. User can have the similar experience in a much miniature form factor with this Light’s technology, that lets users be able to refocus on the image after capturing in a very reasonable factor like how a Lytro camera works.
“The level of zoom that the user selects determines which modules will fire when he takes a picture, and where the mirror contained in each module moves to capture light,” writes the Technology Review. “It could aim for light straight ahead, or off at an angle, for instance. The resulting shots are then digitally combined in a way that emulates a much bigger camera lens.”
Light is also saying that photographers will be able to focus their shots after they captures like LinX and Lytro. Since, the company doesn’t actually have a working prototype of a full-fledged camera module as yet, but its expected to bring 52MP cameras in smartphones by the end of 2016. Said that Light has already signed a licensing deal with Foxconn – which is the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer and biggest client of Apple Inc.