Nikon’s new flagship D4 DSLR and its cousin the D800 were both designed by famed Italian car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro and his studio Italdesign Giugiaro. The studio’s website has put up portfolio entries for both cameras. The partnership was rumored prior to the launch and wasn’t much of a surprise: Giugiaro has been involved in the design of nearly all the high end pro Nikon cameras that have been released since 1980.
(via Nikon Rumors)
The “Sony a352″ is a concept camera design by Ryan David Francis, a Industrial Design Student at the California College of the Arts. His aim in the design was to create a camera that focuses on how people hold cameras:
The design of the Sony a352 focuses on how a camera is held and how the user takes a picture. By allowing the user to have a multitude of hand positions, the end result is ultimate creative control.
Another designed feature of the a352 is the sloped angle of the LCD viewing screen. This feature creates a comfortable eye to viewfinder interaction by allowing greater clearance between the user and the camera.
In other words, the design keeps oil off your LCD by keeping from being pressed against your face when you’re staring through the viewfinder.
What are your thoughts on this design? What do you like or not like about it?
Image credits: Photographs by Ryan David Francis and used with permission