Nikon’s “Tanken Camera” prototype designed for shooting insects


Nikon made a prototype camera for kids called "Exploration Camera" (たんけんカメラ) designed for shooting insects. It's not yet decided whether it's going to be a real product:

Parents and children around the “Tanken Camera” exhibited by Nikon at the Maker Faire Tokyo 2019, a manufacturing festival that can be enjoyed by adults and children, held at Tokyo Big Sight on August 3rd and 4th It was crowded.
“I haven't decided to commercialize it, but I tried to make a prototype of what this camera is like,” says Teppei Okuyama of the Nikon design center Life Imaging Lab.

Life Imaging Lab is a team that was just launched in April this year, and 6 people gathered from various departments such as design, design, and marketing. The Tanken camera was created by sharing ideas and ideas that were freed from daily work. The concept is “a camera that makes fun of bugs fun”. Although it is a prototype, it is Nikon that has finished so far.

Although detailed specs are not disclosed, four LED lights are mounted around the lens at the end of the tube, so you can see the inside by shining brightly even if you look through the hole. You can enjoy close-ups of subjects such as insects and flowers from various angles with curiosity. (Google translation)

Via BCNretail (thanks Nakayamahanzaemon!)

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