September 15th, 2015

The Polaroid Snap is a pocket-sized instant camera that honors the classic Polaroid in a fresh, modern way.

March 13th, 2013

Digital photography has made point & shoot faster and easier than ever; it’s also increasingly affordable. Cheap components that still deliver high quality photos have paved the way for a new subset of photographers — children.

TEAMS Design observed how cameras are used by children, and what they saw created clear attributes for them to design around: 

  • Children live in the present and simply enjoy the spontaneous act of creating an image.
  • Existing children’s cameras tend to be rectangular and awkward to hold; kids often hold their finger over the lens.
  • Kids use camera outdoors, while running, jumping, climbing, in precarious environments. The cameras get dropped, and according to Murphy’s Law they fall into a puddle more often than not.

These research facts lead to the clear vision that the camera would have to be shaped for small hands, grippy, durable and waterproof. Later ideation provided the idea for the carabiner hook, which meant the child could have the camera hooked onto a backpack ready for that spontaneous moment.

The Bean has seen runaway success in the market for children, and — as a happy surprise — it’s caught on with grown-ups as well. Adults with active, outdoor lifestyles have embraced it as a portable and affordable choice while hiking, biking, and camping.

January 16th, 2013

The Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner offers you an insanely simple way to scan, edit, print and share all your 35mm film.

November 16th, 2012

“The Lytro camera lets you capture and share what you see in a whole new way. It’s the first consumer camera that records the entire light field — all the rays of light traveling in every direction through a scene — instead of a flat 2D image. And that changes everything.

By capturing the light field, you can do incredible things. Like refocus pictures after you take them. Tap the touchscreen on whatever part of the picture you want to bring into focus — or, once a picture is imported into your computer, click to refocus.”

September 28th, 2012

The Impossible Project’s Instant Lab transforms your digital iPhone images into real instant photographs that you can touch, caress and share with friends.

September 14th, 2012

This strange looking device is a 360º panoramic ball camera. Inside the green, plastic-armored ball are 36 cameras of the variety used in cellphones. Using integrated sensors, the ball detects when it has reached the apex of its flight and snaps a photos simultaneously from each camera. Once uploaded onto a computer, the ball’s custom software stitches the images together into a movable, explorable panorama giving a view that’s certainly like no other.

September 10th, 2012

“Meme is a fashionable, wearable concept camera and display that encourages users to snap, share, and wear their photos in an instant.

Meme’s 8 MP camera lets users quickly capture high resolution images in the moment. These pictures may be shown on the display, stored on the device, or transmitted to a phone. Users activate the camera by pushing a single button to capture an image. A double click activates an automatic photo capture mode, which takes photos at a predetermined interval. That way, users can document an entire party, performance, or sporting event with minimal effort.

The e-ink display uses the same technology as Amazon’s Kindle e-readers. It preserves battery life since it only draws power to change the image.  The 167 ppi, 32-bit grayscale display allows Meme to match any style while reproducing images without the distractions of a backlit screen – the display is visible in daylight, doesn’t distract in low light settings, and can be set and forgotten until the urge strikes to display another photo.”

August 22nd, 2012

“The camera market is currently divided into three segments, the professionals SLRs, the new mirrorless form factor and the compact cameras. The mirrorless cameras are in the Goldilocks zone, where image quality and size are nicely balanced. They however lack ease of use, as use the same convoluted UI paradigm as SLR cameras.

Si’s interface is much more simplified than other models currently on the market. The camera is able to intelligently capture the ideal photo by keeping the aperture wide as possible and the shutter speed faster than 1/30s. Most usage scenarios are covered by giving the user the ability to adjust the exposure with the dial. ”

August 15th, 2012

“Astro is the most intuitive, compact and simple intervalometer + motion control for timelapse photography.

Astro adds pan & tilt movement to your camera, and it allows you to set up time lapse programs by defining the duration, the range of movement; which goes from 0 to 360°, and the interval in degrees or seconds in which you want the photos to be taken. The possibilities are endless!”

June 24th, 2012

The Iris Camera is controlled by your eye, and shoots exactly what you see!

It uses biometric technology (think face recognition) to detect where your eye is looking through the lens and capture a frame based off of that. It was designed by Mimi Zou.

Watch the vid to see it in action.

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