Canon's 4k camera evolves the age-old camera design

Sick of the bland design offerings that most digital single lens reflex camera (DSLR) makers serve up? Canon's 4k camera concept shakes things up a little with a striking design that won't have your face pressed up against an LCD screen.

Taking a look at its odd body, it's clear that the Canon 4k camera is designed to shoot video first and still photos second. The LCD screen is cleverly located on the top of the camera instead of on the rear, flipping up when in use. The 4k gets props for breaking out of the typical DSLR mold — joining that weird periscope camera.

The Canon 4k can shoot video at up to 60 frames per second in a resolution of 7680 x 4320 (that is four times more than full high definition 1080p and two times sharper than what Samsung's planned ultra definition 3D TV will be capable of displaying). All of this is coming out of an 8-megapixel CMOS sensor — more proof that more megapixels doesn't mean squat anymore.

Canon currently has no plan to commercially produce the 4k, but that doesn't mean the technology and design won't ever see the light of day in the company's future products.

Canon, via Design Boom

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