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Tiny Lo-Fi Fisheye Camera Helps Creator Pay Off His Student Debts

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Remember that tiny Lomo-inspired fisheye camera we featured back in February? It turns out there’s actually a market for that camera, and the gadget’s creator is now reaping the rewards as orders for the gadget have been pouring in.

The Digital LoFi-Fisheye camera has already raised nearly £40,000 (~$60,000) through its Indiegogo fundraising campaign, and over 350 people have purchased the £65 (~$100) camera so far.

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Dash originally created the camera when he didn’t have the funds to purchase a new camera lens he wanted. Now that sales have been booming (that’s a relative term, of course) Dash has raked in enough dough to pay off student debts he has accumulated over the past seven years (Dash is currently a 25-year-old PhD student) — all in four short weeks.

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Dash designed the camera around its 170-degree fisheye lens. The tiny camera body behind the glass features a 12-megapixel sensor that has a number of special features including time-lapse mode and HD video recording. Production for the camera has been limited to 500 units for the first batch.

You can find out more about the camera (or put down an order for one) over on Indiegogo and through the project’s Facebook page.

(via Mail Online)


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  • kendon

    so much inconsistency with this.

    1. even the project title says “Project to make 1000 ltd edition cameras”
    2. if you add up the cameras and packages you can order by funding it sums up to 2351 cameras, including the prototype.
    also i am pretty sure that at some point greg told the community that he wasn’t making any money from the project, just covering the costs.

    that being said, i’m now waiting impatiently for my shipment, after having waited the last four weeks for the project to suceed…

  • agour

    I’m not sure how he could pay off a PhD from the revenues off that camera.. Average yearly cost here for uni is about £9000…

  • chubbs

    I just pulled a fish out of the river and gouged out his eyes with a spoon. Now I have two fish eyes and it cost me nothing.

  • http://twitter.com/wyntercobweb Wyntercobweb

    I’ve also ordered it and can’t wait to receive it

  • Boxofdelights

    I want one!