We first saw the innovations in camera technology coupled with gesture controls when the Air Clicker Camera made waves. The world’s first finger camera came with minimal elements, but its simple to use mechanics are still to be marveled from the mind of Yeon Su Kim.
Today we found another innovation in the industry from designer Eunae Ko – the Take Frame camera. The idea takes form as a camera that can “crop” what you’re looking at via interlocking parts. Just like how you use your thumb and forefinger to frame an image, the Take Frame follows suit with its interlocking pieces disconnecting to define a scene before snapping a picture.
The “L” shaped design is reminiscent of what is found in every print shop to signal cropping marks before cuts are made. Eunae Ko’s design is a step away from over-bearing technology. And to share such a design on the cusp of the iPhone 5 release shows us that useful, playful, and well thought out products still have a place in our super-filter, intelligent zoom, and auto focus world.