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Rethinking the Design of DSLR Cameras


Every few generations, the design of camera bodies change with shifts in technology. From the early days of plate and large format cameras, through rangefinder and single lens reflex cameras, new camera designs regularly spring forth and some go on to become mainstream. One might therefore ask, “what’s next?”


Designer Erin Fong has an interesting answer: the Nova DSLR camera.


This conceptual design is born out of a realization that photographers use cameras in all sorts of different angles and positions, and aims to address the most common of these uses. This includes self portraits, shots above crowds, stabilizing with two hands, etc…


I can imagine there being some difficulty when being used with large and heavy lenses, and it’s not very clear how the camera would be used with a tripod. However, it’s definitely a very interesting idea and cool concept.

What do you think of this design?

Nova DSLR Camera (via @AmazingPics)

Image credits: Erin Fong