Name: theQ Camera
Location: Hong Kong, China
The iPhone may be the most popular camera on the Internet as far as Flickr is concerned, but theQ is hoping to change that with a device that knows no boundaries. The photographer should think before clicking the shutter, rather than taking a thousand frames. Speaking of shutter, there’s two; one for a ring flash, another without, thus eliminating confusion. Without the flash the lens is capable of capturing an immense amount of light with its 24mm focal length and 2.4 aperture. The entire device is waterproof and dustproof – it can handle the abuse.
theQ is billed as the first social camera, and it shows – it features 3G to share photographs directly from the camera to social networks like Twitter and Facebook but it also backs everything up to theQ LAB – every photograph you take is accessible online in this private playground.
As for design, the device does not disappoint with its nine fun colours – everything from peppermint, cupcake, and ketchup to mustard and ‘icy, baby’ are ripe for the picking.