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Long overdue

This is a long overdue post.. but for sake of documenting my work, this is some of the stuff I have found about cameras that are interesting. (some more than others). The Sony concepts are really interesting, and it would be interesting to see if they take it further with regards to the image after its been shot.

“Whereas most cameras use batteries for power, Sony recently revealed a unique looking device that is powered by kinetic energy! The latest in the company’s Odo line of green gadgets.”

Now you can have a digital camera that shoots when it’s thrown.

“The Fun Camera by designer Jian Guan features a 16mm mirrored lens, which can also be replaced with standard lenses. Guan took his inspiration for the design from a magnifying glass. It’s a great concept and would be a lot of fun to use.”

“The is designed to promote creativity! It has a helpful preview screen, and a handle on each side so kids can hold it real steady. So easy to use, a three year old can do it! Includes extremely child-friendly editing software that lets kids create their own stories, slide shows, puzzles, more. The Crayola Kids Camera stores approx. 93 low resolution photos.”

“The Argus Bean 5.0 is a camera for children, LCD screen, flash, zoom and other great features, SD slot, web camera mode, USB storage mode, memory, and image review functions to exceed” (text from website, terribly written)

“Videoservice YouTube became very popular among Internet surfers. Unknown manufacturer under the long title presented new camcorder The Only Children’s Special Effect Video Camera especially for YouTube lovers.”

Canon Snap – new concept camera-ring

“Using a unique ergonomic cylindrical design, the “360 Camera” by Cedric Tay allows users to easily take panoramic images by just holding the device with one hand. Rounding out the specs on this camera is a built-in inclinometer and angle indicator”



ImpCam, working title

In my head this is how kids are, running around, prying into anthills, loud, laughing, and it seems, blonde. For my final project am looking at what {camera+kid}/{camera+toy} = ? questions I will need to answer ofcourse is the age old “why do kids need cameras?” Privacy? Spying? … or do I?

Children are and have always been (personal experience) interested in, excited and fascinated by cameras. There doesn’t have to be any preconceived notions about what a camera is or how it works (a box with a button), having children as a demographic opens up the project to go in any direction.