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Sun And Cloud: Hand-Cranked Solar Camera Can be Charged Anytime, Anywhere
Posted By Timon Singh On March 22, 2013 @ 5:04 pm In Environment,green gadgets,Green Products,Innovation,News,Renewable Energy,Solar Power | No Comments
Digital cameras  are a part of many of our lives these days – they’re in our phones and computers, and film-loaded cameras are rapidly becoming obsolete. Unfortunately, digital cameras need to be constantly charged, and unless you have a solar charger  that means plugging them into the mains. However Japanese company Superheadz  are looking to change all that with their new hand-cranked “Sun & Cloud” , which is billed as the world’s first “self-generation” digital camera.
The ““Sun & Cloud” ” is capable of shooting both videos and stills, and despite its retro design, it’s aiming to be the next big thing in digital photography. The camera can be charged using kinetic energy  from a hand crank, and it’s also equipped with a solar panel . A USB port provides a third method of charging, so the camera can be used wherever you are without worrying about battery life.
Building on the current Instagram trend , the “Sun & Camera” comes with 15 built-in filters. The camera comes with a 3 mega pixel lens that has three different shooting modes – normal (150cm range), portrait (60 ~ 150cm range), and even macro (25 ~ 35cm range). It is also equipped with a high-powered LED  light for night shots and a built-in mic so you can record sound in your videos as well.
The mini camera is only 6.0 x 6.0 x 8.0 inches and weighs 200 g. It is also compatible with standard digital camera technology and uses a micro SD Card (up to 2GB) and/or micro SDHC card (up to 16GB). If you love photography and are looking for a camera that doesn’t run on disposable batteries or energy from the grid, then the “Sun & Cloud” is for you.
+ AC Gears 
Via Gizmodo 
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 Digital cameras: http://inhabitat.com/tag/digital-photos/
 solar charger: http://inhabitat.com/tag/solar-charger/
 Japanese company Superheadz: http://www.acgears.com/photography/digital-cameras/suncloud-solarpowered-selfgenerating-digital-camera
 kinetic energy: http://inhabitat.com/tag/kinetic-energy
 solar panel: http://inhabitat.com/tag/solar-panel
 current Instagram trend: http://instagram.com
 LED: http://inhabitat.com/tag/led/
 Gizmodo: http://gizmodo.com/5991746/a-solar+powered-hand+cranked-digital-camera-laughs-at-your-limited-battery-life
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