A short history of photographic cameras before they went digital

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 28 May 2014

Before the mobile phone had its own fancy camera, there were clunky digital cameras. And before clunky digital cameras were these beauties! It’s hard to believe now, but there was a time when digital cameras were just a futuristic dream and we all had to rely on photo shops to develop our film (remember film?). […]

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Digital Harinezumi camera from Japan

Koosuke IRKT IKEDA Reader Find

By Koosuke IRKT IKEDA in New Products on Friday 13 January 2012

My favorite digital camera ever, the Digital Harinezumi was made in Japan. What they do is really relative. They say themselves: ‘We did not want the Digital Harinezumi to take sharp, crisp images. We prefer its slightly blurred focus and inaccurate colors, thrilling our lives with a dream-like view, interpreting and re-inventing what is around […]

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Secret lighter video camera by Generic

Michelle Wilding Reader Find

By Michelle Wilding in New Products on Tuesday 29 November 2011

Most people today use Facebook to stalk the lives of their friends and foes. But this secret cigarette lighter video camera is a better choice for nosey buggers who want to go that step further. Just whip the lighter out whenever you’re spying on somebody or need to record evidence. After all, nobody’s going to […]

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Clap Camera

Natassja Brodie Reader Find

By Natassja Brodie in New Products on Thursday 24 November 2011

A USB stick that takes photos and movies, yet doesn’t require batteries or cables. What more do I need to say than CLAP?

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La Sardina: a stylish lo-fi camera

Christine Utterberg Reader Find

By Christine Utterberg in New Products on Thursday 27 October 2011

I’m a bit of a nerd when it comes to film cameras. So the super stylish La Sardina is just my kind of camera. It’s simply a toy camera with a wide angle lens, but one that would be as much fun showing off as it would be taking photos with it.

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Pen-ee Half Frame camera

James Hancock Reader Find

By James Hancock in New Products on Wednesday 26 October 2011

I recently picked up a PEN-EE 1/2 frame camera on Ebay and have enjoyed getting back into film. Because it gets 72 shots to a roll of 36, it almost feels like you can casually take photos like a digital camera but it’s film, so it looks amazing and random stuff happens. I LOVE THAT.

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Camera that turns light into living pictures

Randy in Radiation City Reader Find

By Randy in Radiation City in New Trends on Saturday 13 August 2011

Startup company Lytro’s upcoming debut of their hand held light field camera has the potential to revolutionize the world of photography. By capturing the nuances (direction, color, intensity) of light rays in the camera’s feild of view, users will be able to snap photos without focusing, and choose the focus point (or points) later.

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Old school styling on the new Fuji X-100 camera

Robert Gray Reader Find

By Robert Gray in New Products on Friday 5 August 2011

Being a photographer, I love film and the whole process of taking a picture, then dropping your film off at the lab to get it processed, and eventually the wonderful effort of printing. With everything turning digital these days, it’s nice to see Fuji have a taken some old school retro style and design and […]

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Pico the projector camera

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Thursday 9 September 2010

This cute video camera/projector will no doubt be used to record and replay unspeakable acts.

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