No Screen Time: Digital Camera With an Analog Aesthetic

digital camera with no screen

Remember the days when photography involved framing a picture in a tiny viewfinder and then waiting for hours, days or weeks to find out how the finished product looked? We’re a bit spoiled these days with our digital cameras that let us see instantly whether the pictures we just took are good enough to keep.

digital camera analog feel

British design firm Conran has designed a camera that gives the same giddy anticipation of an analog camera along with the ease of a digital camera.┬áTheir tiny camera, which is a concept and may not ever actually be available for purchase – is little more than a thin plastic square.┬áThe large clear circle in the middle acts as both viewfinder and lens.

conran digital analog camera


The back of the camera has all of the components you might expect to see on a digital camera: control dial, flash, shutter button. But the one thing it doesn’t have is a screen. When you take a picture, it’s locked in there until you upload it. But don’t worry about waiting for weeks; the pics upload to any nearby Bluetooth device.

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