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MMI Concept Camera Uses a Smartphone As Its LCD Screen

The WVIL concept camera that made the rounds on the Internet featured a lens that could operate separately from the camera body, but Or Leviteh‘s MMI camera is even simpler: it’s a small screen-less camera that uses a smartphone as its “camera body”.

MMI enables you to see what the camera sees on your [smartphone] screen, to adjust the settings as needed, and to see the results without getting up and even to upload the pictures online. From the application you can control all settings: white balance, focus, picture burst, timer and even tilt the camera lens, all without having to reach the camera.

Separating the lens and sensor components of a camera from its LCD screen and controls seems to be a pretty popular idea as of late (Nikon even showed off a similar concept camera recently).

MMI cam (via TrendHunter)


 
  • http://twitter.com/JackCallum Jack Kennedy

    Is this the beginning of the end of the ‘mirror shot’?

  • http://twitter.com/XSportSeeker Renato Murakami

    Question is: Is it doable, a prototypable concept, or just more design porn?