Happy New Year! A fresh year of work, exploration, and productivity stretches before us! I like to kick off the year with a recent Red Dot Award. The Red Dot competition is hosted in Germany, and celebrates human-centric design and innovative products from around the globe. Last year I reported on the Logitech K780 Multi-Device Keyboard in Red Dot Awards for 2017. Starting the year with great design reminds me to bring beauty and elegance to my work.
This year I selected the L16 Computational Camera, designed by Bould Design, and manufactured by Light, both located right here in the San Francisco Bay Area. According to their description, the camera “is the world’s first multi-aperture computational camera. It combines an ergonomically refined case, breakthrough optics and the most advanced imaging engine ever created to bring DSLR image quality to a pocket-size form factor. Sixteen image sensors span wide angle, mid and telephoto ranges. There are no extra lenses to carry or change. Based on focal distance, each shutter click captures up to 10 images, which are then fused into a high-resolution photo that can be refocused and adjusted with the Light editing software. Each shot yields infinite photographic outcomes.”
I love how small, light (about a pound), and compact this camera is, and the picture quality is quite remarkable. You can see a gallery here: https://light.co/gallery. I look forward to seeing how the camera evolves.