Nifty Digital Camera that Doubles as a Rubber Stamp

What if you could have a rubber stamp that had a built in camera, allowing it to instantly change the stamp design to “print” a photograph? Would it be a stamp camera or a camera stamp? Either way, we think it’s a nifty idea!

The Stampy Digital Camera is a concept camera by Jinhee Kim that has a lens built into the handle and an LCD built into the base. Here’s a breakdown of the components:

Too bad it’s only a concept, eh? Do you think we’ll see anything like this anytime in the near future?

(via Yanko Design)

  • Allison B.

    Very cool! I can see this being sold on

  • Vanesa

    I'd love one of those!!! Don't know exactly what I would use it for, but I'm sure I would find a use for it! haha

  • Donovan Rekanize Fannon

    as a pure concept, I think it's a neat idea… realistically implementing a real prototype would present some serious challenges… the fact that the LCD is a removable part, let alone on the bottom of a part that you have to consistently apply pressure to (in order to ink the stamp) presents some real questions of durability and “losability,” let alone how the LCD will display the data from the sensor to begin with. will there be some connector on the lip where the two halves meet to transfer the data? if so, wont the liquid ink pad prove problematic? or if it's a wireless connection, what will this cost?

    I'm not saying it's impossible, but I doubt that if this COULD be made, if any of us could afford what, essentially, is a 1 color low res image stamper.

  • Trixiediaz1

    The camera is shock mounted so if dropped, its not a lost cause. The Lumix DMC ZS3 10MPis also waterproof so if your budding photographer spills his favorite drink on the camera you are safe. The basic cameras for the children offer 0.3 to 1 mega pixels that result in blurred pictures. Even, the images are not clear if your kids want to take out the printouts or develop the photos at a photo shop.