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An iPhone Case That Is Also A Pro-Level Camera, Shoots ‘DSLR-Quality’ Photos
By Dorothy Tan, 10 Jan 2014
Believing that smartphone pictures should match the image quality of DSLRs, three National University of Singapore graduates have created the “Ladibird”, an iPhone case that is also a fully-functioning, professional camera.
Sliding easily over an iPhone 5, the Ladibird houses a mirrorless CMOS image sensor and 50mm f/1.8 prime lens. This allows users to shoot portraits where the subjects are in sharp focus while the background is prettily blurred with a bokeh-like effect.
The key selling point of this device is that its high-quality images could be shared instantly with friends and family via social media—the iPhone itself is effectively a storage and transmission medium in this case.
The Ladibird held a successful funding campaign on Indigogo last year—those who didn’t get to enjoy the early bird promotion would have to pay about US$300 for it when it is released in the market.
While this seems like a great gadget for serious iPhonographers, PetaPixel has expressed doubts about the Ladibird’s promise to deliver “DSLR-quality” photographs.
Find out more about it on its website.
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