The "Sun & Cloud" from Superheadz Japan, looks to be the the world's first solar powered digital camera.
This digital camera boasts the ability to shoot stills (3 megapixel) and video (640 x 480) within a 6x6x8 inch box.
If you happen to run out of juice and don't have access to the sun, flip out the handle and start winding the camera by hand. The unit can also be charged via USB 3.0.
From what I could read, the camera takes about 12 hours for a full charge by the sun. Not the most effective way of recharging the batteries but the energy cost would be zero.
Some of the specs from the Sun & Cloud include:
- 3 million pixels
- ISO sensitivity: ISO100 to ISO800
- Built in LED flash
- Normal, Portrait and Macro focusing
- Micro SD & Micro SDHC card
- 15 built in fliters
At $199 from AC Gears, would you pick up one of these and throw it in your camera bag?
You can read more on the camera at superheadz.com.