A list of intriguing digital cameras
A follow-up to this blogpost, I started making a short list of "curious digital cameras" Microsoft's Sensecam, a wearable digital camera that is designed to take photographs passively, without user intervention, while it is being worn.
The Wingscapes BirdCam which uses an infrared sensor to detect birds and then automatically captures photos or videos (of your birds while you are away).
Tospom: a ball-shaped camera that takes pictures while playing catch.
Satugo: a bouncing ball camera.
Blinkcam takes a Polaroid picture everytime you blink.
Sascha Pohflepp's blinks and buttons, a networked camera that capture a moment by continuously searching on the net for other photos that have been taken in the very same moment.
Spycamera stuff can also be found.
An HP camera that could be equipped with circuits that could be remotely triggered to blur the face of those who don’t want to have their photo taken.
Why do I blog this? it's both the interest in automatic cameras as tools for User Experience research and as curious devices from the near future. Automatic camera can indeed be used to ask people to reflect on their activities (with some ethical limits) and weird cameras are very interesting devices to imagine new uses.
Please feel free to add any other references in the comment part of that blogpost, it's good to keep track of stuff. There must be thousands of models and prototypes.