Get 5% off Loupedeck CT with code: Ephotozine5

Build Your Own Transparent Camera With This DIY Camera Kit

You can now assemble your own compact camera that's see-through and captures 5MP images.

|  Compact Cameras
 Add Comment

CROZ

 

There's a rather reasonably priced DIY camera kit available and when the camera's complete, you'll have a 5MP compact that's also transparent so you can see all of the circuit boards and inner workings of the camera.

The Vanguard Camera Set is available from Paper Shoot for $3,899 (New Taiwan Dollar) which equates to roughly £99, and it features just two switches - the on/off button serves as the shutter button and the other switch is used to select photo effects which include normal, black & white, sepia and blue.

 

CROZ

 

There is also a blue blinker which reminds you to insert an SD card (up to 32GB SD cards are supported) as well as informing you that an image has been captured. The 5MP camera is powered by two AAA batteries and you can connect it to a computer via Micro USB to transfer images.

As for the camera's optics, it features a precision lens by Largan, who also work with Apple, and there's also a fisheye as well as a wide-angle lens provided. 

Check out the video below which takes a closer look at the DIY camera design. 

 

Talking of lenses, you might also want to take a look at a guy over on YouTube who's built his own lens from scratch

(VIA Shutterbug)

Support this site by making a Donation, purchasing Plus Membership, or shopping with one of our affiliates: Amazon UK, Amazon US, Amazon CA, ebay UK, WEX

It doesn't cost you anything extra when you use these links, but it does support the site, helping keep ePHOTOzine free to use, thank you.

Other articles you might find interesting...

Canon Powershot ZOOM Announced With 100-400mm Zoom
Top 16 Best Serious Compact Digital Cameras 2020
Sony ZV-1 Review
Top 8 Best Cameras Around £300 - Cheap Camera Recommen...
Ricoh Announce GR III Street Edition With New Touchscreen Tr...
Leica D-Lux 7 Now Available In Black
Sony ZV-1 Announced - Designed For Vloggers
Sony Tease New Compact Camera With Tilting Screen

Comments


Just Jas Plus
18 26.3k 1 England
26 May 2017 1:12AM
Transparent camera??? Bit like a bottom less bucket? Grin

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.