A Lomo-inspired digital camera made from paper that can take 16-megapixel stills and shoot 1080p video is the 21st century’s answer to a disposable camera.
Spotted by Mirrorless Rumorsthe Paper Shoot Camera was designed as a digital version of a disposable film camera, using recyclable materials to keep the design sustainable.
But what sets this camera apart from other paper and cardboard cameras is that it has a face and back that make it look like a real thin film camera, like those classic two-tone metal cameras silver and black 1960s or 1970s Lomo style.
The camera seems to carry much more than just a rudimentary imaging system on printed cardboard. The paper camera offers a 16-megapixel image sensor, a 1:2.0 focusless lens, automatic white balance and exposure compensation, a simple viewfinder for framing images, and an interface micro-USB for data transfer. It works with AAA batteries.
The camera also has a simple one-button shutter, and users can add a multi-function SIM card that brings four filters to satisfy the Instagram crowd, including color, black and white, sepia, and cool tone. . The camera can also take 10-second 1080p video clips and offers timelapse.
Apart from these basic features for capturing those so-called “Kodak moments” when a smartphone isn’t around, this could be an interesting toy for a shutter to play with, or keep in a back pocket or wallet. .
Because the camera remotely resembles a real camera, it can make a fun gift for a child who is interested in photography. Chances are that since this camera is made with a cardstock shell, it won’t be very water or dust resistant, even though the company claims otherwise.
Since it has space for a micro-SD card to store the images, even when the camera eventually dies due to wear and tear, the images can still be kept instead of the alternative, which would be to lose them when the fragile electrical connections break down.
The Paper Shoot camera can interchange a variety of covers, giving users the option to look like different camera models or colors.
There are also lens attachments, including a “micro-effect lens”, a wide-angle lens, and a radial-effect lens. Although seen exclusively in China, the Paper Shoot Camera is now available in North America starting at $120 on the Paper Shoot Camera website.