Flickr’s Camera Finder tells us that the traditional point-and-shoot cameras are on the way out while, as a whole, camera phones are on the way in. As the saying goes, the best camera is the one you have in your pocket. What if one were to go with this trend and merge what’s best about a digital SLR with the best things on a mobile phone?
Seattle-based Artefact rethink the camera phone form factor into one that combines the high quality features of a DSLR (interchanging lens, focus, aperture control) with the flexibility of a modern, touchscreen phone (connected, programmable, flexible UI). Just a design concept at this point but something this is a production version of hacks that we’re already seeing in the wild.
WVIL – Wireless Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens
The Future of the Camera – Richard MacManus at ReadWriteWeb
A Glimpse at the Future of Photography After Cameras Die – Fast Company