Single Use Android Devices

lightI am a great fan of using Android for vertical single-use purposes. I have worked on several projects on camera-specific and Android TV devices that stretch ways in which devices and the Android OS were originally intended to be used.

Today, I came a cross a new usecase – camera only (without phone). Imagine an Android-based camera that has 16 sensors, 10 firing simultaneously to achieve multiple focal lengths all at the same time. Imagine software that stitches the images together to achieve a 52MP image. This is the Light L16, which has effectively a 35-150mm optical zoom and an aperture of f1.2.

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It has been said that this device has the potential to disrupt D-SLRs – all powered by a smartphone OS.