Concept design for gun-shaped camera

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33 Responses to “Concept design for gun-shaped camera”

  1. Anonymous says:

    How about a gun-shaped cell phone? Now there’s trouble waiting to happen!

    I like the cell phone shaped gun better. http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_cell_phone_guns.htm LOL

  2. Anonymous says:

    don’t use this to film bart police, or any police for that matter.

  3. theawesomerobot says:

    It’s too bad this country is insane, otherwise this would be a fun toy to mess around with for a while.

  4. hkedi says:

    kinda cute idea, but that’s an accidental cop shooting for the user waiting to happen.

  5. Daemon says:

    Actually, under normal conditions most real cops would just assume it’s a water gun or similar toy. You’d probably get a “don’t point toy guns at cops” warning.

    On the other hand, TSA goons and their ilk freak out when somebody is wearing a t-shirt that has a picture of a fictional robot carrying an equally fictional firearm…

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/7431640.stm

  6. Kiteway says:

    Ah, it looks like an adorable recording device from a retro-future world!

    But theawesomerobot and hkedi have already covered the upsides (novelty fun!) and downsides (In Soviet Russia, bullets fire at you! :( )

  7. apoxia says:

    In New Zealand this would prompt an armed defenders squad callout (our normal cops don’t carry guns on their person).

  8. Karl Jones says:

    Gun-shaped camera, bah.

    How about a gun-shaped cell phone? Now there’s trouble waiting to happen!

  9. Bloodboiler says:

    Always nice to see a concept design that creates a new category in Darwin Awards.

  10. Anonymous says:

    All guns should have cameras. Then when you shoot something the evidence is on a chip. You know the drill. If you haven’t done anything wrong, you’ve got nothing to worry about.

  11. IamInnocent says:

    Christ this is stupid!

    …easy enough to make one with a 3D printer, though.

    So would a suicide bomber belt or… a grenade dildo. Get on it!

  12. JoshP says:

    #rob nice old tech, i’m lucky to live close bermanmuseum.org which has a really interesting collection.
    #all nobody remember the max headroom series? the big bazooka video camera guns w/ clips.. lovd that.
    and as per making with a 3d printer…hmm. i’td be fun to knock something similiar up with walnut and mild steel. i bet the guts are out there.

  13. CANTFIGHTTHEDITE says:

    …bla bla bla TSA bla bla bla airplanes bla bla bla cavity search bla bla…

  14. 13tales says:

    I already *have* a Sanyo Xacti pistol-grip camcorder and still camera – that looks quite enough like a gun for me, thanks :P
    Enough that I didn’t buy the all-black version, but not enough for me to buy the lime-green version.

  15. jasonkoller says:

    I can see TSA having a field day with this one.

  16. Anonymous says:

    I’ve actually been hoping for something like this for a while. I’m not usually within easy reach of a camera and I’ve missed a couple of incredible shots because of it. A quick draw camera, especially something that could fit on a pendant or in a cute holster, would be awesome.

  17. Rob Cruickshank says:

    In WWII, the Japanese had machine-gun cameras for training gunners- the idea was the film was developed, and you could see how close you got to the target. That way you could train with real targets, but not actually shoot them up.
    http://www.museumofworldwarii.com/Images2007/15a_gun.jpg

  18. Mark Frauenfelder says:

    “I keep asking myself, which are the larger assholes? The people who make this, or the ones who buy them? Flip a coin.”

    How about making a three-sided coin so you can include “people who don’t read the post and assume this is a product for sale and not a one-off art project?”

  19. BookGuy says:

    It’s all good fun until someone brings something like it to Boston.

    Please don’t–I can’t get home on the train when the city’s on DEFCON 1 CODE RED SHUTDOWN due to threatening Lite Brites or gun toys.

  20. Anonymous says:

    This just reminds me of the Zenit Photosniper
    http://www.camerapedia.org/wiki/Zenit_Photosniper

  21. 2k says:

    First person to post a shot of a surprised police officer taken with one of these wins.

  22. resnovae says:

    #4: What about a cell-phone shaped gun?
    http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/cellgun.asp

  23. Rick York says:

    I keep asking myself, which are the larger assholes? The people who make this, or the ones who buy them?

    Flip a coin.

  24. Anonymous says:

    This reminds me of a toy I coveted in the 1960′s Agent Zero M Camera Pistol– it was a toy camera that turned into a toy gun. Part of a series of spy toys.

    http://wesclark.com/am/zero_m_1.jpg

  25. Anonymous says:

    its actually amazing how long it took for someone to take a point-and-shoot and turn it into a point-and-shoot

  26. Maneki Nico says:

    Improper use may result in serious injury or death. Not for use in the contiguous United States.

  27. edison_carter says:

    Mrs. Pascal: “What’s that gun doing there?”
    Jackie-O: “It’s not a gun. It’s a camera.”
    Mrs. Pascal: “It is too a gun.”
    Jackie-O: “It’s a camera that looks like a gun.”

  28. Anonymous says:

    I wouldn’t want to use one in a trigger happy urban area, but it would make a cool alternative to a toy gun for kids to run around with.

  29. hobomike says:

    Leave the camera, take the cannoli

  30. dainel says:

    Actually it’s not such a bad idea. The barrel is a nice place to mount the lens. The distance to the back of the gun is just about right for slightly longer lenses. The handle is a good location for 2 or 4 AA batteries.

  31. shadowfirebird says:

    I certainly agree that this is likely to get you shot or arrested.

    But, it’s a shame. One reason why guns are shaped like this is that it’s one of the best ways to have a device that you can easily, quickly and naturally point at a target.

    I bet this thing would be fun to take photos with — although I’d still rather have a viewfinder.

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