If you’re out looking for savings in a sweet package, having a piggy bank that looks like a Canon EOS DSLR may provide some motivation. The piggy bank accurately follows the looks of the camera, from buttons and switches to a detachable lens. Hopefully, the money from the camera piggy bank could one day lead to enough savings for the real deal. Costs $22.50.
For Francesco Capponi’s egg pinhole camera, the camera ultimately becomes a photograph. It is so simple, yet so amazing. A common object like an egg used as both the camera, and then the photograph. Of course, getting the entire thing done requires delicate workings, but the results are well worth it. Just in case you’d want one for yourself, there’s a DIY guide to get things done.
A creation of Kurt Mottweiller Studios, the P90 is a lensless medium format camera handmade from various types of wood. It can capture 90 degree panoramas on a 6×9 film, while its curved surface ensures the film remains equally brightened throughout. The camera is available for purchase, priced at a little more than $1000.
Via: Retrothing, Make, Gizmodo
Most of us use phones for the casual shot, and that works quite well. But if quality be desired, the iPhone cannot ever hope to match the finesse of a Leica, at least unless somehow both gadgets merge into one. And that’s where we head to the Leica i9 concept. Intended to function as an iPhone 4 accessory, the concept from Black Design Associates wraps up the phone like a case. Along with that, it brings the goodness of Leica in the form of a CMOS image sensor and lens, with effective 12.1 MP lens, 8× optical zoom, 35 equivalent focal lengths and ready-to-shoot operation. Shared battery capability for both devices makes the pot sweeter. The only hindrance of course is that it is a concept, a dream far from reality right now.
Cats rule the internets. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find something that can compete with a cute picture of a cat. What would make those cat pics even more interesting would probably be capturing the pics with a cat shaped camera. Aiming fairly and squarely at cat lovers, manufacturer Superheadz has come up with the cat-shaped Necono camera. It obviously isn’t the best at taking pics, but awwww… it’s so cute. Priced around $191, the camera should be available in May or June this year.
Take a Picture project by Toronto artists Brad Blucher and Kyle Clements shows a canvas that appears blank to the human eye. Whip out a digital camera though, and you’lll see the artwork clear as the day. The “magic” is due to the presence of wires and circuits in the canvas. These circuits emit infrared light that is invisible to the human eye, but can be seen by CCD in digital cameras.
Via: Hackaday, Make, SlipperyBrick
You never expect cameras to do heavy lifting, but the new Olympus Tough would love to do exactly that. The camera has 14 megapixels, 5x optical zoom, 3D shooting mode and 720p HD video recording capability, but the highlight here is its ability to withstand weights of up to 100 kg, and act all tough. Additionally, the camera is shockproof for a fall of up to 2 meters, and freezeproof till -10 degrees Celsius. Olympus TOUGH-TG-810 is priced at ~$440.
Klipp future camera is a concept design by Mac Funamizu featuring a lens with a clip that allows you to place it virtually anywhere. The lens system is self-sustained and can take SLR quality pictures, sending them to the thin, transparent screen via wireless transmission.
MAMECAM from Thanko looks too tiny to be an actual camera, but it is very much real. The tiny camera can take pictures at 2MP with a resolution of 1600×1200, records AVI video at 640×480, supports microSD memory of up to 32 GB and weighs just 11 grams. Costs $95.
The magic of high speed cameras never cease to amaze. Tom Guilmette created this video using the Phantom Flex camera, capturing it all at 2564 fps in HD. Checkout the video for some slow-mo eye candy to while away four minutes.