Yes, there are cameras that cost thousands of dollars, and they are able to do remarkable things. The digital age has ushered in a time in which cameras are almost limited. Here is the good news. There are smartphones out there, the iPhone and the Galaxy S, that have the capacity to deliver high-quality pictures. In fact, there have been instances in which professional photographers. Additionally, there are all types of devices to help photographers (professional and amateurs) take better pictures. Something as simple as the selfie stick has revolutionized the use of smartphone photography in mainstream photography. There are more complicated devices that help stabilize and focus pictures that serve to improve picture quality and camera performance. The hottest new thing on the market is the OKO.
The OKO is a very simple device that is foldable. It allows you to use your phone’s camera in the same way that you use your eyes so that the world will see your pictures in the same way that you saw the original scene. The OKO proves that every phenomenal solution to a problem does not have to be overly complicated. This simple piece of technology provides an immediate upgrade to your smartphone camera in ways you probably never imagined. The device provides a viewfinder that allows you to use both eyes, unlike the single lens in most cameras. This helps with focus and the centering of the photo.
Because you are looking through a viewfinder, you are able to block out distractions and become immersed at the moment. With the OKO, it is not only about the pictures that you will take; it is also about the experience. Additionally, the OKO allows you to effectively compose shots using subtle tools that help frame the shot in the ratio and aspect you want it to be viewed by those who will see the picture. The device places you in control in ways that your phone cannot do on its own.
It gets even better. The device also comes with level up lens that will allow you to add filters, zoom in for extreme close up shots and catch images that would normally be out of range for your phone’s camera.
One of the features that I find immensely fulfilling is the fact that there are no reflections. The device offers tunnel vision and surrounding shade to keep out reflections, ensuring that you are left with a portrait that is not flawed by undesired reflections — your shots will produce a full-screen view.
Another nice feature is that the device provides a much more dependable grip, which results in more stable shots. While smartphones are highly functional and very versatile, they don’t offer much to grip when your focus is on getting the best shot possible. The OKO completely changes the game, allowing you to get better shots and improve stability, even when using only one hand.
The foldable design makes the device easy to tuck away until it is needed. It is made of a highly durable silicone composite. It has a quick pop in design, that makes adding your phone a snap. Tere is an external button that allows you to trigger the shutter. It is like turning your smartphone into a very expensive and highly functional professional grade camera.
Due to the fact that a large portion of the population wears glasses, it was important to the designer to make the OKA glasses-friendly — meaning that you will not be forced to remove your glasses when taking pictures — allowing you to enjoy the complete visual experience. The OKA comes with plenty of extra accessories like pro lenses, secure carry strap, and a hard case to carry it all in.
The company solicited the participation of several professional photographers to give their input. According to these pros, you would hold the OKO in the same way that you would hold the DSLR. It is like having a professional grade camera in your hands and it is capable of doing much of what professional grade cameras do.
There is even a head strap that allows you to strap the contraption to your head for constant views and pictures. I am not sure how comfortable that will be, but it seems to fit much like a set of virtual reality goggles.