10 most unusual cameras
Spy 12-gram camera, lomo camera with a half-century history, the device with the ability to postfokusirovki and other modern gadgets that can make memorable pictures.
Forbes magazine has selected 10 unusual cameras that feature set are significantly different from the banal "soap box".
The official date of birth of photography is considered to be January 7th, 1839. That's when the chemist Louis Jacques Daguerre introduced the French Academy of Sciences, the process of obtaining a photographic image, and said that "now a ray of sunshine became obedient draftsman of the surroundings."
Since then, it took more than 170 years photography has become an irreplaceable way to record information. Today there is even a camera in mobile phones, and the world-renowned manufacturers of photographic equipment try to amaze with their inventions discerning buyers.
Camera Diana +
Diana - one of the first brands in the world lomo cameras. She was born in the 60-ies of XX century in Hong Kong Great Wall Plastic Factory factory. In addition to the low price of $ 1 Diana attracted buyers the opportunity to do unusual images in violation of the sharpness and unnatural colors. The camera produces a huge parties and widely exported abroad. For example, in America, Diana was in almost every average family. Over the decades, Diana was at the peak of popularity, but by the mid 1970s, the demand for it began to fall. The second life of the camera started in 2007. The Lomographic Society International reissue the legendary camera, calling the new model Diana +, and equipping it with a number of additional features. To the old gate, and a plastic lens which remained intact, and a multiple pinhole added.
The camera La Sardina
In the summer of 2011 in sales, a series of film cameras called La Sardina. Funny colorful camera managed to attract the attention not only due to the good technical characteristics, but also because of its design. shaped cameras resembled a can of sardines, which was reflected in their name. By the way, a similar design was borrowed from the past. In the 30 years of the twentieth century, a small New York company Irwin Corporation already produced camera of similar shape. However, if the camera is called Kandor Cardid and sold in pharmacies and stores odnotsentovyh. Today the cost of a camera La Sardina starts from 2650 rubles. For the money it offers customers a wide-angle camera with a lens and a multiple exposure system, which allows to rewind one or several frames and photograph the back of the second layer, without waiting for the end film.
Spinner panoramic camera 360 °
to make panoramic pictures with just one touch on the shutter button of the camera shutter has been possible since 2010. It then went on sale with a horizontal angle of the camera capture 360 degrees. Film camera called Spinner 360 ° and was able to do without a single electronic part in the construction. Almost immediately after the release on the market Camera won the European award in the category "Consumer Choice". The principle of operation Spinner 360 ° was so simple that it even children can use easily. To take a picture, it is sufficient to hold the camera in one hand, and the other to pull the trigger cord. In one second, Spinner rotates on its axis by 360 degrees and makes a series of eight images. The resulting image is four times longer than usual, captures the entire width of the film, including perforation region.
Camera Chobi Cam One HD
The digital camera Chobi Cam One HD by many as a spy. This nickname she got thanks to its ultra-compact size. Weight of the camera, which is by far the smallest in the world, is only 12 grams, while outwardly it looks like a full-lens reflex camera, only reduced a few dozen times. Despite the tiny size, chippings Chobi has some good characteristics. It can not only take pictures but also record video at 30 frames per second. Incidentally, the battery of the camera is enough for half an hour of continuous shooting, and all data is stored on a removable flash card. As the "big brother", Chobi Cam can be equipped with interchangeable lenses for different types of shooting. Of course, the quality of baby pictures will yield a classic camera, but Chobi easily fit in your pocket.
Camera Leica M Monochrom
In 1925, Ernst Leitz GmbH presented at the Leipzig Fair the world's first mass 35mm Leica camera. And 87 years later, in May of 2012, representatives of the brand announced the release of the world's first full-frame black-and-white digital camera Leica M Monochrom. Inability to take pictures in color due to the construction of the 18-megapixel camera matrix. It lacks a Bayer filter is required for the transmission pixel color information. camera sensor does not see color, but provides sharper monochrome images. In addition to basic black and white can be complete Leica Summicron lens. Try fotonovinku in action had already photographer agency "Magnum" Jacob Aue Sobol. He made the trip from Moscow to Beijing on the Trans-Siberian and Trans-Mongolian highways and Gone captured on monochrome photographs.
The camera Lytro
In the past year, a group of experts from Silicon Valley announced Lytro camera output, which enabled to abandon the traditional delays before shooting to focus on the subject. Instead, developers have the possibility to keep the light field image. Instead of the sensor used in the camera Lytro microscopic lens capable of recording 11 million light rays. By the way, in them, not in pixels, resolution is measured trends. Once the camera records the color, brightness and direction of light, the photographer can start postfokusirovke. You can focus on any object photograph, whether a person's face, a monument or a tree branch. Lytro camera is very easy to use. It has only two buttons: on and shutter, as well as noise slider. The cost of cameras ranges from $ 399 to $ 499 depending on the amount of memory (8 and 16 GB).
Fujifilm FinePix 3D W3
To make three-dimensional pictures, and shoot video in 3D format was made possible after the onset of Fujifilm FinePix 3D W1 camera. amateur 3D-machine the world's first model was introduced in 2008 and serial production units started a year later. Today, the sale is the second version of the 3D-camera. Make images on Fujifilm volume fails due to the presence in the vehicle of the two lenses and two matrices. Pressing the shutter button camera makes a pair of images: the first passes right image, and the second - left "eye." Then images are superimposed on each other. LCD display device, covered with a special film, allows you to view the received frames without 3D-glasses. Picture really turns the volume and changes depending on the angle. Also on the Fujifilm camera you can make high quality classic 2D-images.
photomask Liquid Image Explorer
Capturing under water without hands heavy equipment, was made possible by the camera Mask Liquid Image Explorer. Externally it differs little from conventional diving equipment, however, is provided with a camera, the shutter button, as well as connectors for memory cards. The mask Liquid Image Explorer to take photos and record video can be to a depth of 20 m. In addition, it is characterized by an increased viewing angle of 74 °, so that the recorded objects are included in the entire frame. On tempered glass masks that do not fog up under water, coated with a special cross-hairs that allow you to find the right angle. Take a photo or include video recording by pressing a single button, you will find comfortable even in diving gloves. Camera Mask is powered by conventional batteries, which if necessary can be easily replaced on the beach.
The camera GoPro Digital Hero 3
In 2007, the California-based company GoPro make a good gift to all fans of extreme sports. At the sale there was a 3-megapixel digital camera Digital Hero 3. It was the third model of the wrist camera company GoPro. Compact and lightweight camera body, the weight of which comprises 130 g, can be mounted on the arm athlete bicycle handlebar helmet and even paddle boats. Also, thanks to waterproof housing with a camera can plunge to a depth of 30 m. Also, according to the manufacturer, the camera is not afraid of shaking, knocks and contacts with dust. Digital Hero 3 operates on a pair of AA batteries, the charge which is enough for it to remove a video lasting up to 54 minutes. By the way, video recording occurs at 30 frames per second, which provides a good quality of the obtained images.
At the end of last year, British bookmakers taking bets on the children's toys, which were to become the best-selling Christmas sales. As a result, the three most coveted children's gifts came Kidizoom Camera. The device for the young photographers a few years ago presented to the parent company VTech. Kidizoom Camera primarily attracted attention with its striking design. Girls can choose between pink and orange, and the boys - blue and green high-impact housing. Despite the fact that from the Kidizoom resembles a child's toy, a full-fledged digital camera. Model Kidizoom Twist equipped with a 4x zoom matrix with 4-megapixel resolution, the memory, and a slot for flash cards. In addition to standard shooting features, the camera offers the possibility of further editing photo and video.