The allure of modular devices is spiking a lot of interest in the fast evolving world of technology. If you follow the trend, you’re mostly surely acquainted with Google’s Project Ara which aims to build a modular smartphone platform.
Just imagine how wonderful it would be to actually be able to put together your own smartphone, having the possibility to choose the color/s, functions and even shape.
But what if one could extend this modular concept beyond smartphones? In theory it’s not hard to imagine how modularity might be applied to other categories, but this new piece of info we will share with you will certainly take you by surprise.
According to Canon Rumors, iconic camera manufacturer Canon is working towards a modular DSLR of sorts. Sources revealing this information didn’t have a lot of details to share, but the idea seems quite exciting.
Apparently, the future Canon DSLR will most likely be focused on video but will still be competent in shooting stills as well.
Word has it that users will be able to swap out the viewfinder as well as other unidentified parts. Surely, this statement leaves plenty of room for interpretation, so we could argue Canon will let its customers have a go at what type of sensor, image processor or display comes with a camera.
Even if most of the details regarding the possible modular Canon DSLR remain in the dark, we’re told the source expects the camera to hit the market sometime in 2015, possibly at the NAB show in April, given its focus on video recording.
It’s also hypothesized that the camera might end up being part of the Cinema EOS lineup.
Nevertheless, we can only advise you to take everything with a grain of salt, because at this stage important variables in the story might chance quite fast.
While we wait on a modular DSLR and a modular smartphone, we’re taking an opportunity to remind you about Blocks, which is basically the same concept applied to smartwatches.
The project has successfully ended its Kickstater campaign and the company is already taking the first batch of pre-orders.
Blocks aims to open Pandora’s box in terms of how you can customize your future smartwatch.
The startup behind the project claims users will be able to have an input related to every single aspect of the timepiece, including shape, type of display, type of processor, sensors bundled, strap quality and so on.
Just imagine being able to do the same with your next DSLR.