January 10, 2014

“Ladibird” iPhone case is a cam that promises “DSLR quality”

I share PetaPixel’s healthy wait-and-see attitude, but if this thing works as advertised, right on.


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Posted by John Nack at 11:16 AM on January 10, 2014


  • John Stevenson — 12:20 PM on January 10, 2014

    John, I recently saw someplace, what cannot be found right now, that the similar Sony device which acts as a smartphone camera accessory – http://tinyurl.com/koo9b3p, as you featured blogwise earlier – has sold much better than Sony themselves expected …
    And, Kodak (reborn!) will also apparently enter the fray: http://tinyurl.com/mqhnqyy

    [Interesting info, John; thanks. And tomorrow I’ll blog something from Polaroid (“Not dead yet!”). –J.]

    • John Stevenson — 3:50 PM on January 10, 2014

      OK – J re-found the article seen earlier: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/29/us-japan-cameras-idUSBRE9BS0CC20131229

      “Sony’s compromise is its two QX lenses released this quarter. These come with their own sensors and processors, and clip onto smartphones through which the user operates them wirelessly. They are pocket-sized and produce photographs of a quality rivaling that of a compact camera.
      “There was a lot of internal disagreement over the product. It’s the kind of product you either love or hate,” said Shigeki Ishizuka, president of Sony’s digital imaging business.
      But Sony appears to have connected with consumers as demand soon outstripped production. Some are even using the lenses in a way Sony didn’t intend: placed at a distance while they press the shutter on their smartphone to take self-portraits, or selfies.
      “We had no idea how much the QX would sell initially when we put it out. We didn’t set any targets,” said Ishizuka.”

      I think it’s interesting that no matter what market, format and footprint cameras are developed to satisfy, the photographer/videographer users always like (and experiment with) add-ons and accessories.

  • UPSALA — 12:40 PM on January 10, 2014

    yeah well .. some idiots buy “abs trainer and “pheromone” parfums”.

    so i guess some morons will believe they get DSLR quality out of a tiny mobile phone sensor.

    and why do you post such crap?

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