Check out this camera. It's a little bit out of the ordinary, but it's definitely going to change how we think about photography. Named Autographer, the device is a wearable, hands-free digital camera equipped with a wide-angle lens and well, a brain of sorts, as the camera itself decides when it wants to take a picture enabling users to 'see the unseen'.
Not only does it look pretty cute for a little device, Autographer can capture thousands of photographs a day through a custom wide-angle lens. It's also equipped with five on-board sensors and GPS capability to identify when the perfect time is to take a photo, based on changes is light and colour, motion, direction and temperature. Developers and creators OMG Life gives a few examples; Autographer might capture an image when the wearer speeds up as they run for the bus, moves from a warm pub to a snowy street, or turns around to greet a friend. None of these instances could be instantly captured from that perspective via a traditional camera.
According to OMG Life, all the wearer has to do is put it on and go, then check out what was taken at the end of the day and see their 'unseen' moments unfold through a series of natural, unpredictable images and stop-frame videos. Almost like a personal voyeur, Autographer will be there, engaging and taking snapshots of your life. So there will be real photos of you heading to the bar, dancing with your friends, chatting to that girl or guy, and your mates pointing and laughing at you as you are passed out in the cab home.
The only hard part to swallow with this fascinating device is the price tag. Autographer will cost £399 when it launches in November, but with all the development, technology, love and care that has gone into the device, the price does seem fair. Also to take into consideration is that there is no flash on the device, so nights out in the club might be a little hard to document, unfortunately. Regardless, the device sounds absolutely darling and delightful, and I would love to get my hands on it to document my rather mundane life.
Autographer will be available to purchase online in November via Autographer.com
- 5 on board smart sensors + GPS (ambient light / accelerometer / magnetometer / PIR / temperature)
- 136º field of view
- All glass wide angle precision optics
- Fixed focus
- 5MPx low light sensor
- Dedicated smartphone app – view, tag and share the images.
- Weight: 58g
- Width 37.4mm (with side buttons)
- Length 90mm; 95.5mm (with lanyard ring)
- Thickness 22.93mm (with clip and lens)