Perfect For "Shooting" Photos - Camera Designed As A Rifle. Seriously.

Perfect For "Shooting" Photos - Camera Designed As A Rifle. Seriously.

Randy Gregg has started a Kickstarter campaign to fund the development of a digital camera that is built to look just like a hunting rifle. It's completely non-lethal, and pulling the trigger will store your images, complete with crosshair overlay, onto an SD card. For hunters and law enforcement this might be useful, but something tells me I won't see this in a lineup next to a bunch of DSLRs when shooting public events. Hit the jump for some renders of the product and Randy's Kickstarter.

So what do you think of this? Would hunters find this useful for training? As of this posting, Randy already has 40+ backers on his Kickstarter Page.

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You would probably get some very original and unseen POV images of what happens moments before a police officer shoots you dead.

James Robertson's picture

I can see this taking my street photography to a whole new level, super excited! Should work well for some wedding work as well.

New definition for the 'Shotgun Wedding'

Yeah, the rangers will love this in the Smokies national park when taking pictures of protected deer, bears and turkey. 

I call BS. This has got to be a parody of some kind.

like we need MORE issues with the police ... think people, friggin' THINK ...

A character in a late 70s / early 80s TV show here in the UK used something like this (obviously a film version) in one episode, so it's not really a new idea. Whether or not it was actually available in real life is another matter.

Roger Dilts's picture

I hope he has lawsuit insurance. The first person shot and killed by a law enforcement officer will more than likely sue the maker for wrongful death.

Jim's picture

Maybe the "first person shot and killed"s family

Sasha Onyshchenko's picture

I have one of those! 

Zenit with Image stabilization :)

Most Retarded Idea EVER. Lawsuits waiting to happen. Why not build it into a real hunting rifle for hunters that want to capture a kill shot? too Barbaric for libs? But a product that would actually sell & not get you killed or arrested for looking like a hunter downtown.

Don't they already make at least one rifle scope with a digital camera built in for capturing impact shots? I know they already have them in binoculars, telescopes, and yes, even eye/sunglasses. You better watch out ladies, this could take voyeuristic gun owners to a whole new level with their "skeet shooting" This guy really needs to think a bit more about his "target" market. (pun(s) intended)  : P

looooll street photography ppl face expressions

For street he should make handgun camera :D

Theoretically, I get it. Aside from recoil, it replicates the process of taking a shot at an animal and then checking afterwards to see how well your shot placement would have been. However, I think it's entirely likely that if a hunter went into a hunting location during off-season to use this to scout for future hunts, game wardens would be quite alarmed to see hunters with guns in hand, even if they are a camera.  You can make this entire function and still maintain it looking like a camera, rather than a rifle.

Steve Fairfield's picture

Can you imagine trying to go through airport security with your "camera"...

It says on that site that he is a park ranger.  This would make for a great police surveillance camera when shooting pix of protesters and occupiers