Still in development at the Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (Japan), the Ubi-camera (translation: Finger-camera) promises to make taking photos more like the experience of drawing a rectangle with your fingers.
Instead of digitally zooming in and out to get the desired frame, you simply frame a rectangle with your thumb and index fingers.
“When you take a photo with your face close to the camera, you get a wide-angle shot like this, and if you move it further away, you can take a close up shot.”
The designers of Ubi-camera are working to make device wireless, so that it can be freely used outside.
The idea taking finger-framed photos has always been around – now designers and technology are finally finding a way to make it real. It’ll be interesting to see how the Ubi-camera develops, and how it will handle showing the user preview of photos taken without the lcd screen.