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Top 10 Weirdest Cameras?

joshwa e2
4 710 United Kingdom
16 May 2011 12:09PM

We've put together this list of weirdest digital cameras...

But what have we missed? And what are the weirdest film cameras out there?



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Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
16 May 2011 12:34PM
Can`t remember its name, a digital camera that stored its images on a cd.

lol and mobile phones, there was one recently that could take a separate zoom lens, again i cant remember what its called.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
16 May 2011 12:47PM
The iPhone can take an 8x telephoto zoom, made by Rollei


keithh e2
11 23.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
16 May 2011 12:50PM

Quote:Can`t remember its name, a digital camera that stored its images on a cd.

The later Sony Mavica's stored to CD.
jondf 8 2.7k
16 May 2011 1:50PM

adrian_w e2
7 3.4k 4 Scotland
16 May 2011 2:25PM
Didn't one of Fergies daughters wear that to the royal wedding?
digicammad 11 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
16 May 2011 3:26PM
The first Sony Mavica stored to floppy disk, I had one and used to carry around a box of 10 disks. Smile

In the days before digital camera manufacturers sorted out USB connections it made it easy to get photos onto the PC. Smile
hornchurch 3 108
17 May 2011 9:20AM
zenith photo sniper 300 mm lense rifle stock not something you could pull out and use in any city in the world anymore....had someone pull one of these out of a bag to do a p/x when I worked in a photo store

Pete e2
13 18.7k 96 England
17 May 2011 9:28AM
For film cameras I'd include the vintage Compass , made back in the 40s, this looked more gadgety than the most gadgety cameras we have to day.
17 May 2011 1:43PM

Quote:In the days before digital camera manufacturers sorted out USB connections it made it easy to get photos onto the PC

In those days I used a Jessops 'Flash Path' floppy disk adapter for my Smart Cards. The Smart card was inserted into the adapter, was was the size and shape of a floppy disc. The adapter was then inserted into the floppy disc drive which then read the card. The driver software came with it.
17 May 2011 1:54PM
Back in the time when Robert Scott was the editor of Practical Photography (1978ish?) the magazine featured a review of a Sony Mavica prototype camera which utilised a magnetic coated disc - long before we had PCs.

The images were very poor and not very many could be stored on the disc.

I remember thinking that I would like one when the system became viable.

As it happens when I saw a Sony Mavica floppy disc version (c1999) I chose a Toshiba Compact instead which took Smart Cards. The Mavica was too expensive at the time anyway.
17 May 2011 1:59PM
I thought that the Purma Plus was a queer beast. As I recall it changed shutter speed according to whether you held it portrait or landscape orientated
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
17 May 2011 11:04PM

Quote:For film cameras I'd include the vintage Compass, made back in the 40s

The xpan, a 35mm rangefinder with a real panoramic function Smile

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