Hand Camera Concept Design

by Mark R

Sometimes, I will see something that is worth photographing. If I don’t have a camera on me, I take my two fingers and make an L-shapes and frame the subject in question. It’s the same thing you see directors do on television. I always wondered if real filmmakers do that in reality. They probably don’t.

A Japanese designer named Mac Funamizu is currently designing a camera of the future that works on this age-old finger principle. The camera is put in a pair of sunglasses, and what you see here is what the user is seeing through the sunglasses.

Funamizu’s camera works by putting your fingers in the place where you would want to frame your subject. Then you take your picture with a wink. That is a literal wink by the way, as in you shut your left eye, and the picture is taken in your literal hand frame.

Don’t ask me how it works. If I knew that, it probably wouldn’t be concept technology. I’ve even heard that Funamizu has taken his visionary step further by saying that the sunglasses will display information about the subject that you are photographing.

So, when are these photographing shades due to hit the market? Well, I would say some time in the realm of soon. If you really want this, feel free to give a shout out on the Comments section.


5 reviews or comments

Egg Picasso Says: November 12, 2008 at 10:44 am

2008 and this is the best we come up with? Not impressed because this technology exists but just hasn’t been used for commercial use by public. Our digital cameras already have face detection technology so this finger frame is not that far fetched and already exist. Personally, I still like the feel of a camera in my hand because what if your a blinker and blink at anything ha-ha! Yeah, this camera wouldn’t be for everyone as it would be too much of a headache to learn to control.

Fate Says: April 12, 2009 at 8:37 am

seems great.^^ i find myself doing this all the time then curse myself for choosing to take out the mp instead of my phone yet again.

they should build this onto glasses itself or something. like an optional addition, the smae way with transition lenses or something.

since you’ll need time enough to ‘frame’ the picture, i’m sure it’ll take less than a second to ‘switch on’ the camera itself^^

but then i’d like to see how it’s both powered and how to get the data itself..solar? wireless?

Annissa Says: May 24, 2009 at 7:37 pm

I’m just wondering, how would you store and upload the picture?

shihabuddin chiraghdin Says: April 25, 2010 at 11:41 am

wooooooow thats crazy when will they come down to the market

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