A new style of compound camera concept has been created and unveiled this week in the form of the Flexcam which is fitted with thinfilm colour Flexible Organic Light Emitting Diode (FOLED) viewfinder together with an array of lenses on the rear.
The FlexCam is a unique compound camera platform that has been designed to explore the interactions with colour photographic prints using thinfilm flexible colour displays, say its creators.
The flexibility of the FlexCam allows the user to optically alter the subjects characteristics when flexed, allowing users to dynamically expand and contract the camera’s field of view. Watch the video embedded below to see this first hand.
The Flexcam is equipped with integrated bend sensors that measure the amount of flexion in the display. This degree of flexion is used as input to software, which dynamically stitches images from the camera array and adjusts viewfinder size to reflect the virtual camera’s field of view.
Unfortunately no information on pricing or worldwide availability has been released as yet or whether it will ever make the jump to manufacture, but as soon as information comes to light we will keep you updated as always.