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Funky Concept - WVIL

Discussion in 'Other Systems' started by phigmov, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
  2. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    wow, so they built a less ergonomic NEX. I didn't think it was possible.
     
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  3. ksn

    ksn Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 6, 2011
    For a firm with so many big name clients, that camera should be much more refined. Looks like student work to me.
     
  4. mauve

    mauve Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 9, 2010
    Paris, France
    Too big for a phone, too small for a camera, dangerously open lens mount, not enough controls - fail.

    Reminds me of the camera design fad of the 80s', with very few multi-mode buttons and then so-called "fuzzy logic" supposed to understand the situation so the controls would 'adapt' automagically to what you were supposed to be doing at that time. It didn't last, and for a reason.

    Cheers,
     
  5. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 24, 2011
    Viera, Florida USA
    Steve
    So put a fisheye on it... BOWVIL?
     
  6. Hikari

    Hikari Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 26, 2010
    Interesting idea--what is a camera supposed to look like? A rangefinder? A TLR? A monorail view camera? A Minox spy camera? A Kodak disc camera? A bowling ball?
     
  7. Hikari

    Hikari Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 26, 2010
    What would have been more interesting is if the lens/sensor unit could detach from the body and the body still could focus and shoot wirelessly.
     
  8. Hikari

    Hikari Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 26, 2010
  9. mauve

    mauve Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 9, 2010
    Paris, France
  10. jimr.pdx

    jimr.pdx Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 5, 2010
    near Longview ~1hr from PDX
    Jim R
    Oh joy, I can use my :43: lenses on the Weevil and watch them look awful on a full-frame sensor! What a concept - er no thanks.
     
  11. usayit

    usayit Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    holding a lens one handed as it would require is the least stable way to hold a camera for a picture.


    Yes the concept is neat BUT it would have to bring some sort of value or utility to the table in order to progress forward. It can only survive on the neato or cool factor so long.... after all these are tools not toys. I am not so sure of the advantage to a photographer over a camera equipped with live view and a swivel display is all thatbgreat.
     
  12. linkedit

    linkedit Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 6, 2010
    New Jersey, USA
    I'd rather just save my money to get an OVIL.

    Namely this one.

    m910.
     
  13. usayit

    usayit Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    i keep thinking Orville... as in the popcorn guy.. lol
     
  14. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    Kinda looks like an x100, but too expensive (I know....I know).
     
  15. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 24, 2011
    Viera, Florida USA
    Steve
    Now THIS is EVIL...

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  16. nseika

    nseika Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 22, 2010
    Jakarta, Indonesia
    Lois
    Detaching the lens barrel looks weird for me
    If they could provide a remote controllable robotic tripod to take the camera/lens around, the wireless viewfinder would make more sense.

    … ah, the military already had such thing don’t they ?
    And that’s for limited use case
    The idea about programmable platform, although not fresh (there are suggestions such as using Android for camera) is still interesting.