Bonzart Ampel, a small camera which shoots native tilt-shift photos, has gone on sale for a price under $200.
Bonzart has introduced a tiny camera, called Ampel, at the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2013. The device features two lenses, one of them being a tilt-shift one, which allows photographers to capture toy camera-like images without expensive accessories or integrated editing-tools.
Bonzart Ampel twin-lens camera goes on sale for $180
The Bonzart Ampel camera has just become available for sale in the United States
AC Gears is said to be the exclusive seller of Bonzart devices in the US and the camera can be purchased directly at the retailer’s website. Moreover, shipping is free, as all orders over $75 benefit from this offering.
Bonzart Ampel camera features two lenses and 5-megapixel sensor
Bonzart Ampel specs include a 5-megapixel CMOS image sensor sized at 1/3.2-inch, 2-inch LCD screen of 960 x 240 resolution, integrated microphone which is useful when recording 720p videos, and an SD card slot of up to 32GB.
There are a couple of lenses built into the camera. One of them is capable of capturing regular photos in 4:3 or 1:1 formats, while the other one is useful for miniature-looking shots, as stated above.
Bonzart Ampel camera provides other scenes, too, not just tilt-shift
Professional photographers may find it weird that such a small and cheap device can capture good tilt-shift shots. Such lenses are usually very expensive and you have to take into consideration the price of the dedicated camera, whereas Ampel costs just $180.
Other scene modes are also available. The catalog contains Black & White, Vivid, REF, and Sepia. The camera does not have WiFi, but the SD card can be easily inserted into a computer, allowing users to share their creative photos on social networks.
Bonzart is selling the camera in the United Kingdom and Japan, too, though prices may vary depending on retailers.