Kitsch Dress Your Camera

Kitsch Dress Your Camera

The Spectrum Camera Concept is high on the novelty quotient and very low on functionality. However if we keep our minds open, I see us using the idea of a customizable wrap-around flexible display in more innovative ways. Just the other day we heard of an Apple patent that employed a similar idea, where the display went wrap-around the phone. This can turn into something big, what do you think?

0 Designer: Byeong Soo Kim

Forever A Smart Camera

Forever A Smart Camera

Using the design based on a new technology for the next generation of Samsung digital imaging line, the SC1 (Smart Camera 1) focuses on providing the quality of mirror-less cameras, while using the smart technology of smartphones via detachable dual display technology. Users can expect great results thanks to the photography experience through the use of the dual display.

0 Designer: Rich Park

LECIA Only Gets Better

LECIA Only Gets Better

Inspired by the monocle and the color wheel, this LEICA X3 concept looks at picking the best features found on smartphones and marrying them with the ones found on a digital camera. So basically this is a lovechild that is the size of a lens and transfers the pictures instantly to your smartphone, tablet or Mac via Bluetooth. The camera is automatically turned on when the lens is flipped out and a simple user interface allows you take pictures in a jiffy.

0 Designer: Vincent Säll

Levitating Mouse

Levitating Mouse

Although currently in its testing stage and researching the market, I’d love to jump the gun and get my hands on the BAT – Levitating Wireless Computer Mouse. The story behind its development is the obvious culprit – Carpal tunnel syndrome; but I’d much rather get it for its awesomeness. The concept consists of a base (mouse pad) and floating mouse with magnet ring. I think it looks very cool and will definitely be a hit with my ilk.

0 Designer: KIBARDINDESIGN Studio

Capture The Moments

Capture The Moments

The Flexer is a flexible lens digital camera. The construction uses a liquid silicon lens that allows one to capture the whole environment using its normal angle view. In short it doesn’t require another lens and is able to change its shape to take in super wide-angle view and close-up views. Capable of self-charging, the camera is idea for children and newbie who don’t know much about photography.

0 Designer: MinSoon Kim

Simple Muji Camera

Simple Muji Camera

The Ka-mu-ra is a concept based on Kanketsu, the idea of simplicity. When the brief was given to designer Forrest Radford, to design a camera for Muji, the obvious loophole was that Muji isn’t a very tech-centric company. So his first reaction was to creatively push the brand forward from where it currently is. Simple to use, the camera is off when closed and on when opened.

0 Designer: Forrest Radford

Panorama Perfected

Panorama Perfected

How about another version of getting the photographer to be photographed? Camera features like panorama angles and stitching have to get innovate, so the next obvious step according to the designing community is to include the photographer into the snapshot, but with precision and finesse. The 360Vision Camera has a hinge connection to the display; that allows you to use it in many different angles, including self-portraits.

0 Designer: Wang Tong

Photographing The Photographer

Photographing The Photographer

It is an everyday occurrence that you want to be included in the photograph with your family and friends, but end up being the photographer. The Not One Less is a concept that allows you to be in the picture. It has a dual lens, one that focuses on the main subjects and the other on the photographer. Superb idea, I hope Nikon or Canon is listening.

0 Designer: Ji Lin

Life’s Good

Life’s Good

So how would you go about rebranding and redefining and iconic company, which has dished out some cutting-edge innovations over the years? If you the likes of Tim Escolin, Spencer Davis and Xinyi Wang, then this is probably what you will do: design a whole new range of tech products and try and make it as top-notch as the original, if not better. Say hello to The Define Mobile Phone, Lift Protective Tabs for the phone, Boom dock, Aux dongle and Snap Camera. All packaged in one sleek look!

0 Designers: Tim Escolin, Spencer Davis and Xinyi Wang

Does Camera Size Matter?

Does Camera Size Matter?

At a recent event I was up in arms, struggling with my DSLR in an awkward stance, trying to capture the best shots for the day. In walked my friend with an adept digital camera and took some amazing photographs (if not better), and he didn’t even have to struggle with his equipment. So the question is, does high-tech photography equipment have to be bulky and difficult to manage? The IO Camera Concept says no!

0 Designer: Andre Pokhodzey

New Kinda Spy Cam

New Kinda Spy Cam

The Zipper is a flying indoor camera and recording device that can be used in a number of scenarios. The device uses the principle of gas balloons and combines it with the wit of propellers driven by a precision electric motor. Basically the hovering camera moves around a room very fast and silently and doesn’t consume much energy.

0 Designer: Emami Design

Always In The Picture

Always In The Picture

These days cameras come with handy tools that allow you to clean up a picture right on the spot. Be it red eye correction or cropping out unwanted elements. However what if the camera was intelligent enough to always capture what you intuitively wanted. Meaning, it understands your perception of the picture and then to click the shot. This is what the Clean Shot Camera does; it features Human Recognition Technology and makes that the focal point of your picture. Everything else is irrelevant!

0 Designer: Sera Park

Five Reasons To Flash A Smile

Five Reasons To Flash A Smile

A camera is best described as a device that records images that can be stored directly and transmitted to another location, or both. We have seen it evolve through the years in both technology and in design. This brings to mind the question, what is the future of a camera in say about five to ten years from now. Will it be minimal or elaborate? One thing is for sure, the cameras of the future will be high on technology but their designing may get radically unconventional.

0 Designers: Various