Aspekt Modular

This digital system camera for professional users was divided into its specific functional elements and redesigned for a modular setup.

Professional photography equipment is expensive and becomes outdated quickly because the technology develops at such a fast pace. Additionally, almost every manufacturer has their proprietary lenses and other accessories, locking customers into a system incompatible with the competitors.

We set out to build a highly customisable professional level camera system which would allow photographers to select each individual component based on their preferences and existing lenses.

Display module & viewfinder

Positioned at the end of the assembly, this module holds the swivelling display and the electronic viewfinder. It can easily be upgraded when a higher resolution screen is available.

Grip module

This module holds the ergonomic grip, most of the manual control elements, and the battery. A component which might not need updating as frequently as other modules.

Storage module

This part of the camera holds the storage solution of choice, from SD card to solid state hard drive or even a simple wired connector for static studio photography.

Computer module

This module houses the processor of the camera, reading the sensor information and the photography mode selector wheel.

Sensor module

This module can be selected based on the preference of the photographer: CCD or CMOS type digital images sensors; and independently updated to the latest technology.

Lens-mount module

This module is determined by the photographers lens mount of choice and provides the right flange focal distance to mount certain lenses. It also houses the hot shoe and focus mode toggle.

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Modularity

The individual elements are connected through a prices and robust slide-and-lock mechanism.

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Ergonomic considerations

The individual elements are connected through a prices and robust slide-and-lock mechanism.

Project Information

This project was completed during my Industrial Design BA Programme at the University of Applied Sciences, Schwäbisch Gmünd. It was complete in a team of 5 with Johanna Gedeon, Bianca Koch, Jessica Lederer, Christoph Hiebinger