Could This Be the Future of Camera Designs? [Video]

Could This Be the Future of Camera Designs? [Video]

The WVIL Concept Camera comes from Artefact and is a “vision” of a camera of the future. According to psfk, WVIL stands for Wireless Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens and the patented system combines the features of a smartphone with the ones of a photo camera. Here is some technical information from the official site:  “When attached, focus and zoom are driven directly by the lens rings – with direct visual feedback – letting you keep your eye on the subject. These same indicators come to life and let you take control of the lens remotely by touch. At the end of the day it’s all about sharing and remembering with others. Share your experiences right from your camera – not the next day when you get home. No waiting, no wires. With the same connectiity and app platform as your smartphone, you can share through your favorite service from anywhere you have cell service. Why carry two devices when one will do it all?” Photographers out there, we would love to know your professional opinion about this concept!


  • sket April 20, 2011 at 12:09 PMLogin to Reply →

    Wow, that’s a great concept! It would cost an arm end a leg, but great non the less :)

  • Greg April 20, 2011 at 15:16 PMLogin to Reply →

    1. Professional photographers do not throw their photos on Facebook. There is no need for social networking for them.
    Furthermore, using viewfinder is much more steady and effective (intense sun light situations for example) in most cases.
    So no, it’s not a professional camera. And most amateurs do not want to change lenses. I really do not know who would like to buy it then :)

    2. Have you seen Olympus Pen and Sony NEX?

  • Steve April 21, 2011 at 04:43 AMLogin to Reply →

    This seems really bizarre, and I keep trying to figure out what exactly they’re getting at. (I must be missing something). It seems as if you can take photos using the “smartphone/remote” through the lens while it’s detached? So they’re transmitted to the “device” and you don’t have to carry the lens around(?). Or does the lens just attach optionally, for when you want “high quality”? Because the quality of the photo is not just dependent on the lens, but the sensor. (And you couldn’t have a large sensor in there and still be able to use it without the lens). So we’ll assume the sensors is in the lens assembly, and transmits to the “device”. THAT, would make extremely expensive lenses! (And why do you want to take a photo after having set the lens down on a table?) Really trying to understand here… just terribly confused!

  • Collette Dillon April 26, 2011 at 23:48 PMLogin to Reply →

    I want one !!!!!

    Incredible – I love it !!