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

Ringing The Images

Ringing The Images

The CAMER-ing is a discreet digital camera that is designed as a ring. It works in sync with a tablet-esque platform that allows you to sift through what you have captured. The basic idea is to let you capture images on the go without the hassle of the bulk. Also, some radical snapshots can be taken when pictured from the index-finger level! What fun!

0 Designers: Hyeonsik Studio & Jeon Yengwon

Pictures From The Sky

Pictures From The Sky

The idea of aerial photography is not new, but the idea of the Sky View Camera certainly is. I love the cosmic beauty in design, almost like a star or whimsical flower. Details are sketchy, but we do know that it can take pics from mid-air and when placed on a surface. People are fascinated with pictures of them from above, so one of these days the concept will see light. Whether it is as enigmatic as the Sky View, remains to be seen.

0 Designer: Junho Yoon

Ultimate Action Cam

Ultimate Action Cam

The E-Clips video camera expands on the capabilities of the compact handheld with an easy-to-use system of quick-release mounts. The snap-and-go design makes it possible to seamlessly transition between uses in seconds. Snap to a bike, attach to a helmet, or mount it on any other surface and control power and recording options wirelessly using the included digital wristband!

0 Designer: Christopher Terella

Smile Please!

Smile Please!

There is a growing trend in concept cameras to include simple gestures to control its functions. We first saw this with the Air Clicker Camera and now it’s surfaced once again with the Take Frame. The idea here is to ‘crop’ the picture you want to click using the two crop tools, just like how you would use your thumb and forefinger. Interesting the way this industry is innovating.

0 Designer: Eunae Ko

Crop Pics in a Jiffy

Crop Pics in a Jiffy

The general norm is to go back home and touch up pictures that you have clicked using a computer. Cropic Digital Camera eliminates the step by allowing you to crop pictures and remove obtrusive background elements, right on the spot, on the camera. A dedicated button for the same lets you make the adjustments and save the perfect pic!

0 Designer: Tae Han Kim

Print Picture Anywhere

Print Picture Anywhere

The Rub View Camera is quite a clever concept. It builds up on where the Polaroid camera left off. Don’t be fooled by the slim design and packaging because beneath all that glitz is a camera capable of transferring images to a blank paper in a jiffy. The designer has not elaborated on it, but the little we know is that it works on the concept of transferring the image like how you would do screen printing on cloth. It certainly adds a kitsch element to taking pictures and sharing them.

0 Designer: Ji ho Jung

Black Box Film With a Digital Twist

Black Box Film With a Digital Twist

The ‘Flash³’ camera design stemmed from the blending of retro ‘black box’ film camera with digitalization. Keeping the design to a minimum, it sports a touchscreen and perpetuates the enhancement of the internal flash. As the designer points out, ironically a camera was a box to capture light, yet to keep it out simultaneously. This version celebrates the paradox in a very flashy manner!

0 Designer: Dani Clode

Eye Candy Camera

Eye Candy Camera

I love the Iris concept camera for its utilitarian functionality and simplicity. The camera works at the command of your blinks, yes and its so amazing. Its almost as if you gaze into a crystal ball and capture moments that you think are precious and then share it with the world. The concept uses biometric technology to identify people by recognizing their unique iris signatures. Once it identifies the iris, it automatically uploads that users preferred setting. It even recognizes subjects using the same technology and even tags them.

0 Designer: Mimi Zou

Capturing The Bigger Picture

Capturing The Bigger Picture

In an era where cameras are as sleek as the Nikon and Canon, coming up with arustic design as the M-icro Camera is quite a dare. However, this dare pay-off and gives us a delightful macro camera that captures macro photography effectively. Incorporating the elements of art deco, the ergonomic form and simplistic functions, make it a complete package of desire. It is interesting to note that the zoom feature has been simplified and enlarged, so that it’s an easy-to-use cam.

0 Designer: Thomas Sims

Universal Motion Control

Universal Motion Control

Genie is a must-have motion control camera device that makes time lapse capturing extremely easy, portable, and best of all… affordable. The device merges with a variety of existing camera equipment like the tripod or linear slider to effortlessly record panning or linear motion time lapses. With super-simple controls, handy preset recording options, and iPhone/Android app syncing, it’s a great peripheral that anyone can own and operate. Check out the vid to see it in action!

0 Designer: Ben Ryan

What Did Your Pet See Today?

What Did Your Pet See Today?

Did your cat chase a mouse or a sparrow, did the doggy pee on your car tire or was it the tabby that scratched your new linen sofa? To answer these and many more questions we have the Pet’s View concept. It’s not entirely a new idea for a pet’s perspective camera, however I like it for plug and play USB integration. It will be interesting to monitor and catalogue what your pet has been up to all day (or night) especially when its gone forever…. leaving behind just these truth-tapes.

0 Designer: Jaehwa Lee

All-In-One Videography Tool

All-In-One Videography Tool

As DSLR cameras have expanded their use beyond still photography to high definition videography, so has the need for accessories that allow for a variety of movement when recording. The Indieshot DSLR incorporates a steadicam, boom camera mount for high shots, glide track for pan and push shots, shoulder mount, and tripod all into one compact, low production cost peripheral. It’s a one-stop solution for dynamic recording.

0 Designer: Grant Parrinello