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FAQs about L16 technical specifications

Below you'll find answers to questions about video, storage space, dimensions, and more.

You can find the full technical specifications for the L16 on our camera page under tech specs


What are the camera's physical dimensions?

Dimensions - H x W x D

6.5 x 3.3 x .094 in. (165 x 84.5 x 24.05 mm).

How much storage / media space is there on the camera?

The L16 has 256GB of onboard storage.

How many photos does the L16 hold?

The L16 holds just shy of 1300 full size raw photos and their accompanying jpeg previews.

Does the L16 shoot wide-angle?

The L16's widest focal length is 28mm. You can see examples of images shot at 28mm in our gallery. To see an image's focal length, just click to open it full screen.

Can the camera take macro or close-focus photography?

The L16's minimum focus distance is 10cm at 28mm, 40cm at 70mm, and 1m at 150mm. Since our brand of computational imaging uses lenses of different focal lengths to capture images, there are some best practices for getting macro shots with the Light L16. Check those out here!

Can the L16 shoot video?

Yes. your L16 can now record single-camera video at 1080p and 30fps. The video is based on using either the 28mm camera or the 70mm camera, allowing you to zoom all of the way from 28mm to 150mm.

Note: At this time, no image-fusion is being performed on video captured by the L16.

Is the camera dust and water resistant?

The L16 was designed to meet a water and dust resistance rating of IP52: 

"Protected from limited dust ingress. Protected from water spray less than 15 degrees from vertical."

Caution: We do not recommend getting the L16 wet.

What is the equivalent crop factor of the L16?

The L16 uses multiple lenses and sensors; there is no crop factor equivalency like on some DSLR or Mirrorless cameras. However, the 28mm to 150mm focal length range is stated in 35mm film / full-frame equivalence for both quality and field of view. Click here to learn more about crop factor on the L16.

What image formats can the Light L16 camera output?

The L16 camera outputs files in our proprietary raw format, LRI. Lumen, our desktop software, will output files in JPEG and DNG.

Does the L16 have flash?

The L16 camera has a built-in dual-tone LED flash. The first iteration of the product does not have a flash sync port or hot shoe.

How long does the battery last?

The L16's 4120mAh Lithium-ion polymer lasts up to 8 hours.

What is the ISO sensitivity range?

100 to 3200.

What is the shutter speed range?

1/8000 to 15 seconds.

How much does the camera weigh?

435 g (less than 1 pound).

Does the L16 have a tripod mount?

The L16 has a standard-sized 1/4"-20 tripod mount.

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