Inspired by the twin-lens reflex cameras of old, where photographers look down into the shooter to frame their shots, designer Yaniv Berg has conceptualized a dSLR that follows a similar principle. Instead of holding the snapper up to their faces, shutterbugs just need to look down at the LCD.
Berg's design is fairly simple. The camera body is housed in a tube that curves toward one end where the LCD is housed. On the other side is the lens mount. Hence, when shooting, you'll probably be cradling the camera with your palm and bracing it against your stomach. Buttons and dials are strategically located to provide easy access with the thumb.
When propped vertically on the lens, the contraption becomes a periscope-like device that lets you view pictures with ease. Berg's tube-like camera is not new. We reported on a similar model by industrial design student Manuel Perez Prada two years ago.
But will imaging brands ever pick up such ideas? Judging from the tried-and-tested dSLR design that's been around for a long time, we're guessing it's going to be a while before camera manufacturers will broach new design frontiers.