The Ubi-Camera takes photos composed by framing them with your hands.
For decades, photographers, directors, and their hopefuls have framed images with their fingers, a gesture that has also come to symbolize the chance of fame for its subject. now the ‘ubi-camera’, developed by japan’s institute of advanced media arts and science (IAMAS), lets users actually capture such scenes as a digital image.
The team’s prototype, dubbed Ubi-Camera, may look more like a mini-cube than mini-cam, but it works rather intuitively: simply hook it onto your index finger, adjust the focus by moving the “viewfinder” nearer to your face for wide-angle shots or further away for close-ups and then snap away using the side-mounted shutter button. The project’s not without its hiccups, however, as the in-development unit’s infrared sensor, used to determine range, can be easily affected by lighting conditions. Additionally, there’s no zoom function, as that process is handled entirely in post on a desktop PC. This prototype miniature camera is being developed by a research group at the Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences.
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