There are some weird cameras out there, manufactured in the strangest ways possible – and I’m not talking about your standard spy-pen cameras either. These are cameras you’ve probably never seen, used or heard of before. Scroll down below for five of the most unorthodox and strange imaging devices ever.
Starting with the fifth strangest camera ever. This one’s not that bizarre, but it’s definitely very, very cool.
5) Google Glass
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If you haven’t heard of the Google Glass project yet, it’s one of the many ingenious projects currently being researched by the Google X Lab, which is almost making self-driving cars and space elevators.
These pairs of glasses allow a superimposed display on to your vision, performing many functions of a smartphone (except hands-free, through vocal commands). Of course, these include taking photos, in angles that you couldn’t even have imagined before. Don’t get too excited yet though – this product is still in infantile stage and won’t be sold on the market anytime soon.
This fourth camera is a completely home-made contraption made by two young artists…
4) The Turtle Shell Camera
The Turtle Shell Camera was constructed by Taiyo Onarato and Nico Krebs, who have created a bunch of other strange imaging devices as well (including cameras engulf an entire window). The turtle shell camera is part of their acclaimed book, As Long As It Photographs It Must Be A Camera.
Taking candid photography to a whole new level…
3) Slingshot Camera
This camera was created by Yanko Design, a magazine publishing all sorts of cool ideas and concepts in the realm of technology. Here’s a slingshot camera that takes a picture at the moment the two strings of the slingshot are released, capturing moments of sheer terror. You can’t buy one yet – they’re still just concepts.
The second one’s a ton of fun, as well as extremely innovative.
2) Panoramic Ball Camera
This camera was made from 36 different 2-megapixel mobile-phone camera modules attached together into the shape of a throwable ball that snaps a 360 degree panoramic photo at the apex of its throw. The ball can be directly connected to a computer via USB, and special program within the computer allows you to move about the photo, viewing every angle possible of the photo. Unfortunately, it’s not out for sale just yet.
1) HIV-Positive Blood Camera
I’m not even sure that this camera is 100% legal. It’s made by Wayne Martin Belger, who has created all sorts of weird and creepy pinhole cameras (without a lens). The HIV-positive blood is pumped in front of the camera as a red filter. The camera was created to photograph people suffering from HIV and AIDS. Since it has no lens, the photos lack precise detail and turn out to be vague red blurs and outlines of victims, enforcing this camera’s creepiness. Dropping it would suck. A lot.
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