Combining the passion of a Rolleiflex Camera with coffee shop business, The Dreamy Camera cafe on the outskirts of Seoul, South Korea, makes a solid impression. The camera connection does not simply stop at the shape, the interiors of the coffee shop include a small museum for cameras.
Vespa Cam is a design concept by Rotimi Solola and Cait Miklasz. Taking inspiration from the famed Vespa scooter, the concept uses a color scheme reminiscent of the old faithful, the classic Vespa text, and of course, the lens takes a position and look similar to headlights on the Vespa. Apart from these goodies, this functions just like any Vespa camera.
When you are looking at a camera from Leica, you expect good looks. Add Audi’s design to the mix, and we hear you could be legally obligated to like the design. Thankfully, that isn’t much of a chore, though you might have to flex a couple of muscles to justify the fabled Leica plus Audi design cooperation. Leica C Type 112 is the first in the range, with many cameras to follow its compact style.
If shooting is the motive, the instrument of choice may as well spend its time of rest holstered. We find this camera case from Roberu to be classy and unique. It is designed as a fit for mirror-less camera bodies, and as such makes a nice fit.
We’d have trouble believing that this is a camera at all, but it seems Steve Irvine is a master of making pinhole cameras in unlikely shapes. The functional pinhole cameras do require some expertise to capture and manage images, but they more than make up for it with their unorthodox, classy looks.
Going back to the haydays when the sun shone, Polaroid has unveiled the Z2300 instant digital camera. The days of the film were long lost with the advent of digital, but Polaroid apparently hopes to cash in on some instant physical copy love. The device boasts a 10-megapixel digital camera with a 3.0-inch LCD screen. The coup de etat however, is the inbuilt Zink zero ink printer that can produce full-color 2×3-inch prints in under a minute.
Ikea’s going cardboard with digital photography. Like their other products, the idea of this camera is also quite simple. The cardboard camera runs on two AA batteries and has enough juice to shoot 40 pictures. Ikea showed off the camera with press kits at the Fuorisalone design expo in Milan, and it would appear that the camera really is going to make it to production.
Blackmagic Cinema Camera has a design so elegant, at first look we thought of it as a rendering rather than a real product. Geared straight towards movie makers, the camera has a 2.5K image sensor and includes a 2.5-inch SSD that stores data at 5MB/frame in RAW 2.5k. The camera can work with both, Canon EF and Zeiss ZF lenses, which add to its versatility. Blackmagic Cinema Camera will be available in July with a price tag of $2,995.
Harmless Hunter is a fairly simple name for what looks like a rifle. But this thing won’t hurt anybody, it just takes the part about shooting pics a bit too literally. Harmless Hunter “KillShot” has a camera built into the rifle’s scope that shoots a photograph every time you press the trigger. It sounds like fun, but how long would you walk around with a rifle shaped camera? Especially one priced at $150. The camera is currently counting its blessings on Kickstarter.