Fleximus: the digital camera that shoots from any angle

Art Lebedev's latest concept device puts a novel twist into digital photography

Barry Collins
23 Dec 2009

Art Lebedev has released details of a concept camera that he claims will allow photographers to "shoot at angles never imaginable before".

Lebedev is best known for his customisable - and highly expensive - Optimus Maximus keyboards, which put a tiny OLED screen beneath the surface of each key.

Now he's turning his attention to photography. Although there's nothing particularly original about cameras mounted on flexible tubes, Lebedev has put a fresh spin on the device by adding a small viewfinder to the other end.

He's also designed a version which will have a 3in display module attached to the camera, effectively turning the device into a bendy camcorder.

Fleximus with screen

"Fleximus is a photo and video camera," Lebedev's website reads. "It is designed to have as few controllers as possible. The flexible tube allows a photographer to shoot at angles never imaginable before."

The device is still at the drawing board stage and there's no word on price or availability. Although if past form is anything to go by - his keyboards cost $1,500 for instance - don't expect this to be appearing in the bargain bin at Dixons anytime soon.

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