Visual compendium of cameras is a chart that that catalogs 100 landmark cameras through time in a neatly arranged print. Each print is signed and numbered. Costs $22. via
Switzerland based artists Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs have created a set of cameras that go way beyond the ordinary. The set features working cameras sculpted out of turtle shells, armadillos, horns and even books. Except that last one, the others do remind us of The Flintstones. Inspiration behind this is a simple one, as [...]
Lens shape makes them fitting for a wide range of purposes. After the wave of lens cups and other accessories, we have now reached the cool furniture stage where the lens can be used as a stool. This one is based off the Canon 8-15mm fisheye zoom lens and is the work of Spanish studio [...]
Designer Vincent Sall decided the world needed a camera to fit between the gap left between a full fledged DSLR and the smartphone camera, which we assume also includes point and shoot cameras. Anyways, the designer cooked up this ultra compact shooter that boasts of being a lovechild of the DSLR and a smartphone camera.
Going beyond the DSLR, or maybe around the DSLR, Etsy seller Sandra Díaz has this DSRL lamp that is shaped much like a camera lens. The pendant lamp is a replica of a reflex camera lens and happens to be handmade out of cedar wood with water-based varnish and beewax finish. All the camera lens [...]
The way things are, this camera lens is ostensibly supposed to be used to capture photographs on the sly so the photographer could capture the “real” and untainted expressions of subjects. Super Secret Spy Lens allows photographers to take a 90 degrees turn on the image they’re capturing. The name of the contraption is a [...]
Each Leica is in itself a piece of art. While many would swear that a Leica doesn’t quite need any cosmetic upgrades, Japanese designer Jay Tsujimura decided that Leica could do with jewelry. Using his skills, the designer created two lines of jewelry, the “Premium Floral” and “Premium Lizard.” Both sets can sit on the [...]
Canon has joined the mirrorless interchangeable lens camera club with the brand new EOS M. The 18 megapixel camera features a CMOS sensor, ISO 100-12800, full HD video recording, Hybrid CMOS autofocus system with 31 AF points, face detection and multi-point AF. A 3-inch LCD touchscreen adorns the back of the camera, with multi-touch support [...]
See animator Antonio Vicentini go through the world of cameras with this short and sweet animation. It is a fun recap of major camera models and the evolution we have seen in the last 100 years.
We mostly use mobile phones for most of the photographs we capture, so it probably won’t be a bad idea to use lenses to go along with the phone. These clipon lenses work with the iPad and iPhone, and are available in a set of three that includes fisheye, circular polarizer or the 3-image mirage. [...]
Revolve Camera Dolly is a platform that can virtually clamp on to any camera and offer a smooth video footage. It can move on a variety of surfaces and promises to be affordable as compared to other similar platforms.
Effective as they may be, we can’t just count on run of the mill DSLRs to take sweet sweet photos. It takes candy coating on the gadget to do that. The camera is the work of PJ Linden, who coated it in 3D paint to give it a colorful appearance of being covered in candy. [...]
A phone lens certainly isn’t the best way to capture images, but since we are going to use the phone anyway, we might as well add some flair with lens accessories. The iPhone lens dial would be a useful accessory for those who take capturing images from their cellphones seriously. It starts off as an [...]
We have become so acclimatized to security and CCTV cameras, we won’t even take another look at something of that shape. Although, this design by Antrepo does make us think that the shape would be pretty well suited for table lamps. Spoticam has been designed with a somewhat robotic shape and style, but at the [...]
We’ve taken numerous “pretend shots” by framing a scene with a pretend camera made with our fingers. The Air Camera concept by designer Yeon Su Kim builds on the same premise, using the positioning of the fingers to capture images or video. The concept has two parts, a ring-like camera for the thumb, and a [...]