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Scarab Dual Lens Camera

A unique take on dual lens photography, developed in 2009-2010.

The Scarab is a digital camera that addresses a number of design issues related to traditional point and shoot digital cameras which evolved from the 35mm film format.

The design features two movable lenses that can be used independently for conventional pictures or for accurate self-portrait shots. Alternatively both lenses can be used together to capture panoramic images or unique ‘front and back’ Duo-Shot photographs.

From the initially identified problem the design was developed through user testing and research. A non-visual, working prototype was constructed and visual models were developed using foam modelling, 3D printing and other techniques.