aspekt modular SLR camera system
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may 16, 2013
aspekt modular SLR camera system

‘aspekt’ modular SLR camera system
all images courtesy university of applied science, schwäbisch gmünd



considering the fact that digital cameras still constrain the user to only use accessories from the same brand, a team from the university of applied science in
schwäbisch gmünd, germany have come up with a solution to adapting to the needs and demands of professional photography equipment. ‘aspekt’, the mirrorless
digital camera system is divided into specific functional elements and redesigned as a modular setup. the specially designed units enable users to attach older
lenses which are not supported by SLR devices.


separate modules house a series of different components including  a 24 megapixel full frame CMOS sensor – which can be rotated from landscape to portrait
without having to operate the device in an uncomfortable position – computing processor, battery with ergonomic grip and high quality OLED monitor in
the viewfinder. the ‘aspekt’ also includes thunderbolt extensions for connectivity, alongside slots for conventional memory cards, a hard drive or flash memory. 



reliable camera grip



camera in use



cubic design for ideal modular arrangement



front view with a 50mm fixed lens



rear view with the electronic viewfinder, screen and control elements



swivel-mounted screen



hinged electronic view finder for ergonomic use



detailed view of the control elements




innovative way of holding the camera


rotating sensor for landscape and portrait photography without rotating the whole camera



exploded view of the modules



project team:

gabriel brückner
johanna gedeon
christoph hiebinger
bianca koch
jessica lederer



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