Never Get A Scratch On The LCD or Lens

Never Get A Scratch On The LCD or Lens

The agony of getting a scratch on a digital camera LCD screen is too close to home! One time I broke the screen while riding a coaster at Genting Highlands Park! And the other time, desert sand of Dubai ruined the lens. Only if my present Kodak had a 360 degree display protector as seen on this Zero Angle Digital Camera, I wouldn’t worry so much. The LCD screen is like a hard cover over the lens, that you flip 360 degrees to open up and use. When shut it’s like a sleek metallic blub, when its open…it’s a neat-o screen with all the camera navigation intact!

0 Designers: Sun ho Sin & Jeong eun Park

Only Photogenic Pictures Please

Only Photogenic Pictures Please

At times it’s the photographer’s fault that your picture came out weird and at times you’re plain ugly! Ha! So scrutinize and be in control over which picture of yours is groovy… So, Are you camera-shy? Not with this funky digital camera that has two separate sections, one is the Lens part and the other the screen. Both stick together via magnets, but when someone wants to click pictures, the screen part detaches and is kept with the subject and the clicked shot comes over to the screen via wireless USB.

0 Designer: Xi Zhu

Always Handy Cam

Always Handy Cam

It’s such a touristy thing to hang your camera around your neck, it’s a dead giveaway! Being sleek and discreet about you is more of the trend and HAN.DI Camera fits the bill. It’s the sort that fits snugly around the palm of your hand or around the wrist like a bracelet; plus it gives you the independence of taking your own pics via the detachable remote control. Two expanding joints allow its size to be adjusted, making it suitable for all shapes and sizes….of hands!

0 Designer: Zo Woo Geun

Polaroid Movie

Polaroid Movie

Taking our obsession for home videos and technology, designer Kim Hyun Joong has come up with an idea that explores the possibilities of instant gratification that Polaroid picutes gave us. The Movie Polaroid Camera prints movies on a flexible display that hopes to use Touch grapheme* technology to its advantage. The concept is a combination of analogue Polaroid film and digital touch technology and contains a built-in movie printer, which immediately “prints” the footage after the user has filmed it.

0 Designer: Kim Hyun Joong

Snakey Cam Gets To Those Odd Angles

Snakey Cam Gets To Those Odd Angles

Fleksimus Camera features a flexible tube fitted with a lens on one end, while the other end hooks on to a compact viewfinder or 3” Color Display. It captures both still pictures and video; promising to take photography to a whole new level! Sporting a very minimal style, the unit features bare-minimum controls. Even tho specs are not given, I can only imagine how the flexible tube will allow me to take pictures from impossible angles.

0 Designer: Art Lebedev

Camera for the Blind

Camera for the Blind

Well that’s just silly! Why would a person who has no sight take a photograph that’s only able to be experienced by a person with full sight? Well that’s just it, isn’t it? Does the fact that the originator cannot experience the product they create make it incorrect for them to make it? Think about Van Gogh for instance – made art, around 2,000 pieces of it, but never became successful for it until after his death.

0 Designer: Nadeem Haidary

Take In The Whole 180 Degree View

Take In The Whole 180 Degree View

Adding a new dimension to photography is the Intel Capture180 Camera. Taking a tangent from the mega-pixel war, and data storage issues, the Capture180 Camera brings in the news with its Virtual Reality imaging proposal. It uses a 180 degree fish-eye lens to capture 180 degree hemisphere and stores the information as meta-data within each shot, allowing the camera’s viewfinder, a digital picture frame, or your computer screen to come alive with the images.

0 Designer: Lucas Ainsworth

What? No Display On This Cam!

What? No Display On This Cam!

You got that right! No Display! So every time you take a picture it’s like throwing a dart in the dark, you never know what pose, angle or subject you may capture. Not knowing is sometimes better, because this ways you can capture “real” pics v/s artificial smiles. Oneshot Camera has more tricks up its sleeves: it needs a good shake to produce its own power (through piezoelectricity), no confusing buttons, just click pics like how you click a ballpoint pen.

0 Designer: Tino Klaehne

Camcorder In My Palm Is Good For Left And Right Handers

Camcorder In My Palm Is Good For Left And Right Handers

Yes, the form of the camcorders has certainly toned down, but the Pioneer Hi-def seen here takes the cake. It’s palm-sized, high-def, has a lens that pivots up and down with a display that is fixed at an ideal angle. What’s nice is that the form is symmetrical, so that both lefties and right-handers can use it conveniently. And since most of the controls are accessed via the touchscreen, they come alive only when required.

0 Designers: Dan Harden, Sam Benavidez & Hiro Teranishi for Whipsaw Inc.

 Typical Girlie Camera

Typical Girlie Camera

Oh come men, this could be awesome for the little girls in your life; so give it a fair chance and read on! Yea tweens can get intimidated by technology, they do find it cute that Big Daddies like Sony offer them color options like hot pinks and reds, so when a concept like Samsung Blossom DPS Camera comes up, it’s like butterfly-times again! Simple to operate and with uncomplicated features, this camera is cute-a-vicious for one feature alone, the power to photoshop the pics via the cam.

0 Designer: Hyun-mook Kang

Shooting Film

Shooting Film

Just the other day I was thinking about how amazing it would be to be able to hold a camera with one hand and “shoot it” like a pistol. What a bunch of ease that would be – but it’d be impossible to do! It’d look just like a gun, right? And what sort of place wouldn’t suspect you of wrongdoing when you’re carrying what appears to be a firearm? Tuh-dah! Florent Cuchet’s got the solution: the sport-oriented “Trigger” camera.

Super simple. Super kawaii.

0 Designer: Florent Cuchet

Going Pro on a Budget, Olympus E-3 Review

Going Pro on a Budget, Olympus E-3 Review

It’s not the newest kid on the block but the Olympus E-3 still produces amazing pictures. The 2008 flagship model faces stiff competition but fans are loyal because of the amazing Zuiko optics, splash-proof magnesium body, and the world’s fastest autofocus. I took the E-3 and the Zuiko 12-60mm SWD lens to the San Diego Zoo for a test run. The results are impressive.

0 Company: Olympus [ Buy it here ]

Ten Creative Camera Concepts

Ten Creative Camera Concepts

The camera is one gadget that gets me jittery. We have come a long way from the pin hole to the digitalized era; but the abundant options and navigations in the current ones leave me all confused. One time, I almost managed to ruin my African Safari photographs coz I forgot to switch the focus from manual to automatic! However, here is a look at ten concept cameras for the future that are conspiring to leave me as the amateur photographer, while you folks become the pro.

0 Designers: Various