The advent of digital photography has transformed how we view the world around us. The breadth and scope of our image capture devices has exploded. But not even the most ingenious action cam can compare to the sheer audacity of these awesome rigs collected by our friends at Ooobject.
Be sure to also take a look through these industrial movie cameras, 14 film shooters what look like bullet shooters, and 20 8mm cameras (that may or may not have been used in that terrible Nic Cage movie).
Rectaflex Rotor 1952
Bell & Howell Clockwork Movie Camera
Giant 900lb camera 1900
In 1900, George R. Lawrence built this mammoth 900 lb. camera to take a picture of a train.
Dr. Neubronner's Miniature Pigeon Camera
Used for aerial reconnaissance during WWI
Meopta Pankopta Panoramic Camera, 1962
Nicca Nicnon Binocular spy camera
Stereo Photosphere camera, France 1890
Houghton Ticka, watch camera 1906
Demon Detective Camera 1880s
Cane Handle Camera Ben Akiba by A. Lehmann, 1903
Williamson propeller powered airplane camera
Camera attaches to the bottom of airplane; propeller provides power for film advance.
French Revolver Camera 1882