NOVA Concept DSLR, For the Gamer/Photographer

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I'm not much of a photographer, but I do love me some video games. Maybe this game controller-esque DSLR concept would help bridge the gap between the two worlds.

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Designer Erin Fong came up with this crazy "NOVA DSLR" design, and truth be told I like it. The folding handle idea seems especially useful for one-handed shots. Looks like it would work better than balancing the camera's weight off-center like with traditional DSLRs.

But again, I'm no photographer. I'll leave it to you shutter junkies out there to cry foul. [Erin Fong via Gizmo Watch via Geeky Gadgets]

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DISCUSSION

This camera puts the arms, hands and especially wrists in a very awkward position compared to a traditional SLR. It's going to be tough keeping this camera level and steady for any length of time, especially with a heavy lens hanging off the front. Another problem may be trying to manipulate controls while holding this thing.

Traditional SLR cameras are already pretty well designed for comfort and stability. I'm also curious to know how you get this thing mounted on a tripod.

This is not to say that there might not be room for improvement, but I dont think this design is it.