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Fleximus: A Flexible Digital Camera Concept

Remember the Nova Concept DSLR? Well this one might be even stranger. Fleximus is a conceptual digital camera that’s based on a flexible tube:

The viewfinder of this tube-shaped camera is on one end of the tube, with the lens on the other. You can either use the compact viewfinder by putting that end of the tube to your eye, or you can attach an optional three-inch display module for a more traditional feel.

The idea behind this concept is that it allows you to take photographs at unconventional angles and with greater flexibility.

This might be useful for street photographers… or maybe spies. The concept of separating the viewfinder physically from the lens and camera itself obviously isn’t new, and can be done already on DSLRs with accessories such as the Aputure Gigtube. However, seeing a whole camera design based around this idea is pretty interesting.

What are your thoughts? Would you consider buying this camera?

Fleximus camera concept (via PC Pro)


 
 
  • http://twitter.com/Thomvl Thom van Ledden

    This is MADE for spies, why would an normal person want to buy this? It is a cool gadget but.. serious.. who is going to walk on the streets with this?

  • bythewei

    Spies ain't exactly common around us and would'nt grow into a market.

    What i do know is that this concept is a camera-from-heaven for sick perverts (voyeurs anyone?)

  • eeed

    i cant think of any moral uses for this

  • http://www.scottwyden.com scottwyden

    This is neat but not practical obviously. This would be a fun camera like having a Lomo or putting a Lensbaby on a camera.

  • http://twitter.com/kam75 Perry

    nobody is safe from this baby.

  • http://twitter.com/olegskl Oleg Sklyanchuk

    I do. This is an excellent gadget for engineers or anyone who need to look into or film the insides of mechanisms.

  • http://twitter.com/olegskl Oleg Sklyanchuk

    I do. This is an excellent gadget for engineers or anyone who need to look into or film the insides of mechanisms.

  • http://manila-photos.blogspot.com Hilda

    In one word: Yes.

  • JT

    Hark! The StalkerCam is born.
    Tremble before it's supreme creepyness!

    Wait, Art Lebedev? Of Optimus Keyboard fame?
    No worries then. It won't come out for another 5 years, and will cost more than a really nice DSLR and a few decent lenses. They'll have a remote bluetooth camera for the iPod and Blackberry by then.

  • http://twitter.com/PStevenP Steven Ponec

    I like this idea! Although even this design for a camera isn't new. It's like a scope that gastroenterologists use. It's just a consumer version of a scope basically!