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Photographer Invents DigiPod Digital Sensor Cartridge

Photographer Invents DigiPod Digital Sensor Cartridge - A photographer has invented a digital sensor cartridge that can be used in 35mm film cameras.

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DigiPod prototype image
An image taken with the prototype DigiPod.

A photographer has invented a device which allows you to turn your old film SLR into a digital camera. 

Called the DigiPod, the device slots into the back of your SLR, allowing you to take digital shots with your camera. Once a picture is taken, you need to 'advance the film' to take another one, the same way that you would if there was still actual film in the camera. Images are recorded on a micro SD card.

DigiPod is designed to interact with the automatic or manual mechanics in the same way as film. It has been developed by UK former photographer James Jackson, who spent 5 years designing the device. 

The product has been placed on crowdfunding site Indiegogo, and James hopes to reach a target of £199,000 to bring the DigiPod to market. If the project gets over 2,000 backers, the sensor size in the device will increase to 1 inch from 2/3 inch. 

For more information and to back the project, take a look at the Indiegogo page

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redsnappa 15 2.0k United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 8:29AM
This type of product flopped when another company was trying to launch it. Looking at the image quality of the image produced by the Digipod this is going the same way.

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RJPhoto 5 11 1 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2013 3:33PM
I hope he succeeds - the idea of turning my old 35mm into a digital is pretty cool, but really needs the bigger sensor he talks about and some work, the quality isn't there yet. Can see why existing camera companies won't do it - all those old 35mm cameras on ebay will suddenly become very desirable, potentially hitting sales of the new. Then again, the price point would have to be very low - I recently got a Canon Powershot 16mp camera for less than 50 brand new (in the sales), and quality isn't that bad.

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