This all-LEGO Hasselblad 503CX built by Helen Sham is a functional model doing everything the original camera does – well, except the part about taking pictures. It has a mirror for the viewfinder that gives you a reversed image of your frame, includes a spring-loaded shutter button with a running counter, and has parts that can be separated just like the real Hasselblad. The LEGO Hasselblad 503CX has been built out of 1120 parts, and surprisingly, in just 2 hours. Scroll down for a video of Helen demonstrating the camera and its mechanism.
Selfie sticks look ridiculous, and quite honestly, don’t have half the swag of a drone taking flight for your selfie. Not to mention that your phone flying to take your selfie looks super cool. Meet SELFLY, a new concept that is an “autonomous flying camera” device and doubles up as a phone case.
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.
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.