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.
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.
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.
(via Mail Online)
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