This 3D Printed Camera Looks Like The Real Thing

We love sharing 3D printed cameras. The thing is that most of them actually look like 3D printed cameras (for better or for worse).

This 3D Printed Camera Looks Like The Real Thing

Here is a 3d printed pinhole camera made by Instructable user alepalan which actually looks like a bought camera.

Aside from the very nicely engineered body, the finished looks comes from the fact that it was not “home printed” on an extruded/filament based machine (like the maker) but in a more pro STL type OBJET machine. Those print layer after layer by flashing them with light. The resolution and smoothness is significantly higher than that of a filament printer.

This 3D Printed Camera Looks Like The Real Thing

This 3D Printed Camera Looks Like The Real Thing

This 3D Printed Camera Looks Like The Real Thing

This 3D Printed Camera Looks Like The Real Thing

This 3D Printed Camera Looks Like The Real Thing

The camera even has a lenscap!

If you love both 3D printing and photography this is a really cool project to try out – the STL files are available on the Instructables page.

This 3D Printed Camera Looks Like The Real Thing

This 3D Printed Camera Looks Like The Real Thing

[3d printed pinhole camera | alepalan]

  • catfish

    I’m sure it took a look of expertise to make this and I’m not attacking the person who produced this but as far as the headline IMHO it doesn’t look anything like a real camera. It is similar in shape only

  • E

    Quality of print doesn’t count for “The Real Thing”.

    The camera looks like a generic disposable camera.
    I would prefer to see a Reprapmakerbot printed camera but with a new design language for the camera of the next industrial revolution.

  • EAM

    I enjoy reading many of these posts for inspiration and new ideas about technique. But it always amazes me when I get to the comments section and find all these negative comments and snarky remarks. Good God, people, it’s not like you’re being charged to view this website. If you don’t like it, then don’t come to DIY Photography.