Challenging the conventions of camera design isn't a easy task (ahem — Lytro), but we'll never get new breakthroughs if designers don't think outside the box. Arti Patel's "All.Round SLR" concept aims to make SLR photography more accessible and convenient for amateur and pro photographers.
Instead of a traditional plastic or magnesium body, the All.Round SLR is built with a "mesh body" and shaped like a tube. Its lens mount is universal so it would be compatible with glass by any maker — Nikon, Canon, Olympus, Leica, Sony, etc. On the rear is an OLED screen.
Back to the "mesh body." Patel designed the camera with a collapsible and expandable body to allow for "unlimited framing."
"[The] OLED screen at the back lets the users do unlimited framing, as it stretches out in multiple directions (i.e. for landscape pictures, it becomes wider while taking pictures helping photographers to shot in scenes)
Like a snake or an eel, the All.Round SLR can be bent in any angle allowing photographers to shoot around corners and in places a typical SLR camera would not fit through.
Geeks will be delighted to know that such a concept would use flexible circuits to keep things bendy.
Alas, the All.Round SLR is but a mere concept. But it brings hope that we'll someday have the engineering technology to create new camera form factors.