Although the companies did not give much detail on what their partnership can bring, the mating gives meaning. Light has mastered multi-camera technology – perhaps especially with its L16 camera, a device that uses 16 individual lenses packed into a smartphone-sized frame to snap photos and stitch them together into a single 52 megapixel image. Sony produces image sensors that fit perfectly into Lights products.
Light has been kicking around the idea of using its technology for smartphones since last year. The company has made some concepts to set up phones with up to nine lenses built in, but has not brought these ideas to good yet. By working with Sony, a company that makes smartphones, Light will finally have a shot by testing the application of its multi-lens setups on a mobile device.