Camera Body Design Goes Retro
The field of cameras that falls somewhere between inexpensive point-and-shoots and pricy DSLRs is growing. One way that manufacturers are setting these new cameras apart is by giving them stylish and classy designs inspired by older film cameras. The design of Olympus’s Micro Four-Thirds line of cameras, for example, is based on the original PEN cameras that came out in 1959. Other cameras are following suit,--such as the sleek, two-tone Pentax Optio H90 ($180) with its decidedly '70s vibe.
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