Canon Wonder Camera Concept

The Canon Wonder Camera is a concept displayed by Canon at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai. I don't usually do articles on concept devices, because I like my futuristic fictional devices straight from sf writers. However, you might enjoy the following video that describes the various ideas behind the device.


(Canon wonder camera video)

SF writers and filmmakers are way ahead of the game, of course. Fans of the 1982 movie Blade Runner remember the Esper photo analysis device that can get essentially infinite detail out of a picture.


(Esper photo analysis machine picture)

However, if you're really determined to do a futuristic camera "concept", why not get serious about it? Consider the Agfom potent shot camera, from Philip K. Dick's Clans of the Alphane Moon:

A bright light seared in to being, vanished; Chuck, blinded, peered and then saw, standing in the center of the room with a camera in his hands, a man he recognized. Recognized and disliked.

"Hello, Chuck," Bob Alfson said... "This film I'm using - I'm sure you've run across it at CIA; it's expensive, but helpful." He explained to both Chuck and Joan. "I've just taken an Agfom potent-shot. Does that strike a chord? What I have in this camera is not a record of what you did just now but what will go on here in the next half hour..."
(Read more about the Agfom potent shot film)

Now, that's a detailed picture.

Via an incredibly verbose article in Gizmag.

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