Multi Format DIY camera

 

 A very creative and fun way to take photos the old fashioned way, very old fashioned.

 Be warned, this guide is not for the faint of heart! BUT! it will be one of the most rewarding projects you’ll ever make, granting you with a camera you built yourself that takes real pictures onto real photo paper.

BUILD GUIDE: A MODERN OLD CAMERA THAT EATS PHOTO PAPER

Instagram Socialmatic Camera

 

A pretty cool looking concept camera (sadly, not real) that brings the Instagram look and feel into the real world. Sounds like a pretty spiffy camera if they could pull it off. 16GB storage, optical zoom, Wifi and bluetooth. Even sports a four ink printer that prints your modded filtered masterpiece onto Instagram branded paper. Something along the lins of Zink I suspect.I hope that this gets made, kind of doubt it but I do expect to see some iPhone cases that look like this any day now.

Instagram Socialmatic Camera | Highsnobiety.com.

Bonzart Ampel Digital TLR Camera From Japan

Bonzart Ampel

This looks like an amazing little toy camera that hardly deserves the title of ‘toy’. There won’t be a hipster photog worth their Holga that won’t be beating back their fellows with up-cycled seat belt camera straps when this gem hits the market. This 5 mega pixel twin lend digital camera boasts a 2 inch LCD screen in a waist level viewfinder, multiple artistic shooting modes (B&W, sepia,vivid, high contrast…), a real ’tilt-shift’ lens in addition to a regular lens so you can make things look tiny, magnet rings for adding other lenses or physical filters, and runs on AA batteries! All this and more for around $180 USD (14,700 JPY) Oh, it will also take videos.

USB beans and yet another ‘toy’ camera

Bonz.jp (Makers page in Japanese)

Gajetdaisuke (Japanese page but well worth to translate)

Flickr user Jet Daisuke has more photos of the camera!

Homemade LowFi Digital Camera

LowFi digital camera mod

Very cool!!! I wouldn’t go as far as to call it a ‘Lomo’ mod, as there are no Lomo camera parts in it and the lens is a magnitude of quality better then any plastic that has ever graced a toy camera body. Still, the effects are rather stylistic.

Take a cheap Vivitar digital camera, strip the body and lens off, add a nice lens mount and some fancy looking hand brushed aluminum U rails for a body and you have a serviceable camera. I’d add a ultra wide auxilary lens to the prime to get a nicer field of view but other than that this is something to be duplicated. Now where did I put that old camera…

[via MAKE]

DigiLomo Camera: The Homemade Lomography Camera

Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera

 

Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera36 fixed focus cell phone cameras and a peak sensing accelerometer make for a novel way of taking a 360 degree panoramic image.

¬†“We used the camera to capture full spherical panoramas at scenic spots, in a crowded city square and in the middle of a group of people taking turns in throwing the camera. Above all we found that it is a very enjoyable, playful way to take pictures.”

[Via MAKE]

Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera // Jonas Pfeil.