London, United Kingdom, March 15, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- A welsh student has invented the world’s first digital lo-fi fisheye camera and has raised over £12,500 in just over 2 weeks on crowdsourcing platform, indiegogo.
A competition is also running on facebook where users can win one of these fantastic cameras (see link below).
The camera was developed by student Greg Dash from South Wales, UK after he was unable to find a cheap digital fisheye camera in shops. The funds raised will cover the cost of putting the camera into production, allowing him to begin paying back his mounting Uni debt. The camera is currently up for preorder on indiegogo at £65 delivered (in the UK).
Inspired by Lomography film cameras, the digi-cam features a 170 degree fisheye lens and records in full HD video, making it the worlds first point and shoot digital fisheye camera. The camera specializes in taking quick high quality images (2mp to 12mp) and also boasts a time-lapse feature.
“Hitting just shy of £13000 has really been a shock, but I’m really grateful of everyone’s support,” said Greg. “The project has also passed over the 20% target and so according to kickstarter stats is in with a great possibility to get fully funded – getting the full funding is essential if I am to put the camera into production.”
Despite raising a lot of money, the project is still required to meet its £35,000 target before receiving any of the money.
“I’ve been running this project singlehandedly and I really need the full amount of funds to meet the costs of manufacture and distribution of the product,” added Greg. “Unfortunately, if I’m not able to raise the full funds it’s unlikely this camera will ever be put into production, so I really appreciate how helpful and supportive everyone has been.”
Pledge and images here: http://igg.me/at/digitalfisheye