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The wireless viewfinder.

Wouldn’t it be marvellous if you could separate your camera into the “picture-taking” part and the “controller” part? Perhaps you recall that i’ve mentioned this on here before. Perhaps not. Either way, here’s the (very poor) drawing i did…

My Camera Idea

I think that image conveys the idea – it’s just not very impressive, is it? No. So how about this instead…

This lovely piece of design is the WVIL (Wireless Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens) by the Artefact group, created in answer to the question “what’s next for camera design?”

The patent-pending WVIL system takes the connectivity and application platform capabilities of today’s smart phones and wirelessly connects them with interchangeable full SLR-quality optics. It is the inevitable solution for photographers who expect the power of modern mobile devices but who also demand uncompromised quality.

The WVIL is just a concept at present but i don’t expect that will remain the case for very long.