There are some paper and cardboard cameras on the market. Most of them are mere replicas, some shoot film, but have you ever heard of a paper digital camera? I sure haven’t, but it turns out it’s real. And pretty affordable too: for just $99, you can take 16MP digital photos, even video, with a super-thin and super-weird camera made out of paper.
The lockdowns in place around the planet have all got us trying to figure out different ways to spend our time. For BuildYourCamera, though, it’s business as usual, making cameras from cardboard and paper. This time, though, he’s not making a camera that already exists, but spent his imagination figuring out what Nikon might have in store for us with a flagship Z9 mirrorless body.
A series of images of the “camera” was posted to Instagram, and like Nikon themselves, the series begins with a teaser.
We have seen some interesting items inspired by photography gear, such as a chocolate Nikon camera or lens-inspired watches. Seoul-based design studio DOTMOT has also found inspiration in photography. It has created a colorful replica of a photography kit, consisting of a DSLR, two interchangeable lenses and an external flash, and everything is carefully crafted out of colorful paper.