Traditional Camera Shapes are Wrong

Traditional Camera Shapes are Wrong

Listen to designer Jean-michel Bonnemoy and he’ll have you believe traditional camera form factors were dictated by the need to hold a roll of film in the back. Now that we’re all digital, why are still maintaining that archaism? He maintains the new form factor should be a cylinder – ergonomically better for the hand. The D-CAN concept significantly reduces volume while still providing all the finite controls professional photographers are used to. Hit the jump for the “specs”.

0 Designer: Jean-michel Bonnemoy

Apple Camera Will Make Fanboys Happy!

Apple Camera Will Make Fanboys Happy!

Ever fantasized about an Apple Camera? I know they are doing a decent job with the iPhone and dedicated apps make the experience of going click-click even better. But just for a Moment, stop in your tracks and let go of all your reservations…and then picture the Apple Camera, is it as innovative as the QuickTake Concept? Maybe not, so step right in to know more….

0 Designer: Joseph Dumary

Split Digital Delight

Split Digital Delight

eXcanvas is for those who like taking self portraits and have to depend upon strangers to do them the favor of taking pictures. The camera can be separated into a tripod and sub camera and features a timer function too. I love the sleek way you can strap the camera on your wrist and click pictures; very convenient!

0 Designer: Junyoung Jang

Tripod Bike

Tripod Bike

Inspired by the camera tripod, the T-Bike provides a unique solution for custom fitting a bike to individual users. Three sliding mechanisms located on the front fork, center frame, and rear wheel bar can be adjusted and locked to the rider’s preference. As an added bonus (and a nod to its inspiration), the bike also features a camera mount located between the handle bars!

0 Designer: Reza Rachmat Sumirat

Please Sammy Widescope

Please Sammy Widescope

Love this simple camera called Slite, a device that allows you to slide out the screen and edit images on the go. The new-age cameras have all made us semi-pro at taking pictures. Heck, even the smartphones now allow you to tinker around with minimum tools to improve the pic. So the next logical step is a point and shoot with enhanced features and inbuilt advance tools for image editing. Way to go sammy!

0 Designer: Binna Kim

Svelte Cam

Svelte Cam

Vladimir Nikolic’s compact 12.1 megapixel digicam was designed to take the guesswork out of choosing the right shooting mode. The camera features an iAuto mode that automatically adjusts settings for the best pictures in almost any environment. The slender design is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand but powerful enough to capture star quality images with superb contrast and clarity down to the finest detail.

0 Designer: Vladimir Nikolic

5 Cool Concepts that YD Likes

5 Cool Concepts that YD Likes

In our quest to bring you the best in concept design, we often come across projects that are simply superb but due to lack of information or technicalities are put in the backburners for further research. Here is a collection of 5 Cool Devices and Gadgets that were in our resource pool but never got published. Enjoy!

0 Designers: Various

Two Finger Camera!

Two Finger Camera!

Doing it the Apple way, Air Camera strips away all the unnecessary aspects to a digital camera design. It leaves us with a Bluetooth enabled camera lens and a motion-sensor shutter button mounted on two rubber bands. Precious moments are captured with a simple click gesture and the images get transferred to your synced smartphone immediately.

0 Designer: Yeon Su Kim

Ode to the Journalist

Ode to the Journalist

The VJ CAM is specifically designed for video journalists, but I think most of us can benefit from it. The idea is to cut down the crew who handle the videography…mostly due to the current recession. The camcorder is built as modules and can be configured in a manner that suits the journalist. Each function is contained within a different module and the modules can be simply connected and interchanged according the requirements.

0 Designer: Matthias Kestel

Creative Photography

Creative Photography

To up the creativity quotient in photography, we have here the Digimo Camera Concept. It is a modular set of multiple cameras that can be placed in any position and be controlled wirelessly from a considerable distance. The thought behind the concept is to encourage originality and give flexibility to the photographer, so that he can capture natural stills from different angles at the same time. I love its simple form and outstanding controls. One of those concepts that we wish was live now!

0 Designer: Sangik Lee

The Simplified Camera

The Simplified Camera

For a point-and-shoot girl like me, navigating through high-tech cameras with their various options is kinda overwhelming. I want my camera to be with all the frills, but be simple enough for me to keep the handbook away! The solution lies in the Rotor 360 Camera, a concept devised to keep menus and sub-menus easy. The design consists of a spine tabular column that brings together all the key functions in one place for optimum use.

0 Designer: Charlie Nghiem

Candid Camera with a Sling

Candid Camera with a Sling

Don’t smile, don’t say ‘Say Cheese’ and definitely don’t strike a pose! All these are a taboo when you are using the Sling Shot Camera, a real fun concept that aims to capture the real you…. when you are digging your nose, sticking your tongue out and scratching your butt! What ever happened to lighter side of life; thankfully this camera will bring back the spunk to natural photography! And as you guessed it works like a slingshot; yippee what fun!

0 Designers: Sung Young Um & Jung Eun Yim

Because Cameras Should be Simpler

Because Cameras Should be Simpler

Everything about the AXIO camera logical and efficient – save for a few design flourishes. There are no tactile buttons, just a simple on/off switch. The touchscreen lets you navigate the menus but for the most part, the experience is quintessential point & shoot. Questionably, the lens is surrounded by a blue LED meant to indicate when it’s on but one can assume, the lens might pick up unwanted flare. And of course, charging is all done via mat along with the usually wireless accoutrements. Nice, but not remarkable.

0 Designer: Christos Ragias