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

Build Your Social Network!

Build Your Social Network!

I want this NOW! The Tomodachi (Japanese for “friends”) Block is a modular system of playful blocks that each connect wirelessly to the internet to stream live video and audio of your friends from around the world. Each individual block is dedicated to a single friend who’s picture and voice are broadcast through a single speaker and iPod nano-sized screen built into each block. An internal sensor detects when blocks have been combined so the user can pile them up to group chat!

0 Designer: Aya Shimada

Renewed Life for Lenses

Renewed Life for Lenses

As an avid photographer, it is quite possible that you have some of your old-in-working-condition camera lenses from the analog era. If this is so, then the Edna can give a new lease of life to the lenses from the good old celluloid days.

0 Designers: Vuk Jakovljevic, Marko Doblanovic, Szilveszter Buzasi & Bernhard Ranner

Blooming DSLR

Blooming DSLR

I remember borrowing a professional camera from a cousin for my African Safari Honeymoon. You would expect me to capture some really gorgeous pictures of lions making their kill, well to cut a long story short, I had no clue how to work the thing, so I ended up overexposing some pictures and taking out-of-focus shots. Thankfully the current generation of DSLRs is more forgiving towards amateurs. But basics like lighting and exposure can still intimidate some, hence the need for the Flower!

0 Designers: Rhie Hyi Joong & Lee Sang Hwa

Double The Camera Fun

Double The Camera Fun

The 2Duo concept camera features Dual Lens and Dual LCDs so that you can get maximum perfection out of your photography. Self-portraits or 3-D kinda pics, this camera helps you do all sorts of things to make you trigger-happy. The 2-way hinge structure rotates at 90-degree angle and 360-degree angle, allowing you to take some awesome photos with unbelievable angle-shots! Given the number of apps and tricks that I am using to perfect ordinary shots, this kinda camera just fires my imagination and creativity.

0 Designer: Ahlim Son

The Butterfly View of You

The Butterfly View of You

I watch with amusement how my daughter struggles to take self-pictures from her cellphone and our camera. It’s a crazy fad but in practical scenarios, where you are a lone traveler, I think a camera with some kinda modification to help you click self-photos will be a great idea. Just like this Butter-Fly Concept camera, it has little “wings” that come out from under the camera. Easy navigation buttons and a steady grip, allow you to take pictures and videos from an arm’s length. Neat!

0 Designer: Joh Minhoo

Livesteam Your Travels

Livesteam Your Travels

We dabbled with Livestream on our YD Facebook and it was so much of chaotic fun! If we had such a good time just testing it out, imagine doing it on a regular basis and that too via a camcorder. The story gets better, because with the OnAir Camcorder you can record and/or live stream your videos in real time to share with friends and family using social accounts or plain old video channels. Not only do you get to record what’s in front of the camera, you get to record yourself (the camcorder user) simultaneously.

0 Designer: Jung Hoon Lee

Printable Lieca M3

Printable Lieca M3

Check out Matt Nicholson’s pinhole 35mm Lie-ca M3 project entitled ‘making the desirable accessible through an A4 printer’. It’s just one of several functional products that represent status symbol objects everyone wants. Well now you can have one because the template will be available for download from Lie-ca this week. We’ll keep you posted!

0 Designer: Matt Nicholson, @mattmakesstuff

Multi-functional Camera Mount

Multi-functional Camera Mount

Mountkestrel, a Curve Creative brand, is paving the way into a new era for a camera mounts & accessories with their premiere design, the Duopod. With multi-functionality & adaptablity in mind, the Duopod was designed specifically for current hybrid DSLRs to perform as a steadycam, transform into a shoulder or chest mount, placed in a neutral position to be used as a tripod, or attached to a tripod for 360 degree movement. A versatile tool to suit the needs of professional & consumer users alike.

0 Designer: Ben Millett