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Movie Friday: Is the Konica AiBORG the worst movie digital camera ever made? Bellamy Hunt thinks so: Digital Images Assessment

What’s the worst digital camera you’ve ever used? Should you ask Bellamy Hunt, founding father of Japan Digicam Hunter, his reply can be the Konica Aiborg (pronounced eye-borg), a compact 35mm digital camera he calls ‘an train in frustration.’

The Aiborg was launched by Konica in 1991. On the time, Konica referred to as the digital camera ‘futuristic,’ however Hunt is a bit more to-the-point along with his evaluation, saying it’s simply ‘ugly, bizarre and laborious to grasp.’ Headlining the difficult interface is a complicated array of buttons on the rear of the digital camera, which isn’t made any higher by the poor ergonomics, uncommon shutter button placement and unreliable joystick used for each focus and zoom.

For higher or worse, regardless of it’s ‘scorching mess’ of an interface, Hunt says the digital camera is kind of succesful. Particularly, the lens had a good 35–105mm F3.5–8.5mm zoom manufactured from 13 components and general captured respectable pictures the digital camera had a devoted TV mode for capturing pictures of TVs that prevented points from interlacing. It additionally had a ‘bouncy ball’ mode that took six pictures on the identical body for distinctive multi-exposure expertise in addition to an intervalometer mode that might seize frames at particular intervals as much as 99 hours between every body.

Quirky capturing modes apart, nonetheless, Hunt says the digital camera is simply too difficult for its personal good. Whereas it’d definitely be a showpiece in your shelf, it’s not precisely a digital camera you’re in all probability going to wish to run round capturing with. To learn extra, and see some pattern pictures, head on over to Japan Digicam Hunter to learn his written overview of this futuristic monstrosity.

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