The iPhone as a DSLR

For those of you who didn’t know (or care, more specifically), I’m a photographer. I go out, take pictures of cars and trucks for magazines, and then sell them for ridiculous amounts of money. And by ridiculous, I mean 50 cents and a bag of flour. The other day, I was looking through some old pictures that I had taken on my T-Mobile Dash and remarking at how horrible they were. These were really bad, with overexposure, graininess and the whole deal. Comparing that to my iPhone 4, I wondered if someday my fancy DSLR would be replaced by my phone. Looks like some people are already working to make that happen.

It’s just a prototype right now, and it definitely needs some work, but above is an iPhone mount with a Canon lens attachment on it, and it’s called the iPhoneDSLR. It’s not perfect, and has a few issues, but the images and video that it’s putting out is still pretty neat to look at. Ultimately, this is still an experiment, but at some point, I can see something like this becoming reality.

Why? Well even though professional photographers will still want the flexibility and versatility of a true DSLR, there are plenty of amateur photographers out there who buy prosumer-level cameras every day. Imagine if their phone had the ability to change out lenses for different situations. It’d be pretty cool, right?

Kevin Whipps

Kevin Whipps is a copy editor, writer, photographer and custom car builder based in the Phoenix, Ariz. area. For the past 10 years he's been building his portfolio, mostly in the automotive publishing industry. When he's not wrenching on cars, most of his time is spent discovering new gadgets and toys, and of course, using everything Apple. Whipps is also married, and has a baby boy, Kevin Whipps Jr., coming on February 7, 2010.


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