The Q Camera wants you to 'shut up and shoot'
Lauren Crabbe | Published: Nov 6, 2013 at 17:01 UTC26
When we first saw the Q Camera, we didn't know what to think. It has less megapixels and less storage than an iPhone but instead offers a bright ring flash and cool-looking waterproof body. More of a lifestyle device than professional tool, the Q Camera is looking to create a new market for casual, phone-less digital photography, much like the GoPro emerged as a ruggedized step between smartphones and high-end video cameras.
For $199, it's cheaper than most new point-and-shoots and offers 3G connectivity with instant uploading to its web service. By appealing to (let's be honest) hipsters, the Q Camera gives users the chance to take unique-looking, share-able photos without a phone. As we observe the slow death of traditional point-and-shoot digital cameras in favor of smartphones, the Q Camera looks like it could be the last breath of low cost, photography-only devices.
The Q Camera's Key Specifications:
Let's hear from you: Does the Q Camera have the potential to catch on with consumers, or will it go the way of the point and shoots before it?