Student Hopes to Launch Tiny Lo-Fi Digicam with Fisheye Lens
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Greg Dash, a graduate student from South Wales, has designed a tiny, 12-megapixel digital point-and-shoot camera with a 170° fisheye lens. “Originally, I designed the camera for myself after being unable to afford a good fisheye lens for my DSLR,” the inventor says. “After I began using the camera, people started to stop me in the street and ask where they could buy one – so I’ve decided to try to raise the funds to allow people to get their own little fisheye cameras.” To that end, Greg has launched a project on crowfunding website IndieGogo, and managed to raise nearly £17,000 in just two weeks - but in order for the project to succeed, he’ll need another £18,000. With 16 more days to go, that doesn’t seem unfeasible - so if you’ve fallen in love with the tiny lo-fi digicam - which also boasts a time lapse mode, HD video and microSD storage -, head to the website below.
Camera hopes to take Lomography into Digital
A new indie-project posted onto crowdfunding website IndieGoGo hopes to launch a camera that combines the best features of film with the convience of digital. The camera boasts a 170 degree fisheye lens, film like pictures and some digital features including a time lapse mode, HD video and microSD storage.
The project has so far raised just shy of £14,000 in backing, with the funds required to cover the cost of manufacture.
The camera has been designed by phd student, Greg Dash from South Wales. “Originally, I designed the camera for myself after being unable to afford a good fisheye lens for my DSLR, and found clip on lens to often be low quality”, he said. “I set out to design an affordable camera that combined the convenience of digital with some of the cool things that lomography cameras can do.”
“After I began using the camera, people started to stop me in the street and ask where they could buy one – so I’ve decided to try to raise the funds to allow people to get their own little fisheye cameras.”
The camera is first digital point and shoot camera currently available and is being sold for £65 – making it comparably cheaper to similar fisheye digicams such as the Go-Pro.
“Being a student, if I’m unable to raise the funds, making this camera won’t be possible”, added Greg. “so if anyone wants to get hold of them, get onto the page and pledge and share with your friends, otherwise I’m going to be the only one with one of these cool little cameras”.