Black Design Associates has unveiled a new Leica concept camera called the i9. The concept combines a compact digital (in a rangefinder form-factor) with an iPhone 4, aiming to offer the best features of both devices in one package.
“The Leica i9 Concept is a dream project that addresses a desire to combine two great products, while considering both the consumer’s and company’s needs. It’s common practice to combine a smart phone with a digital camera, but how do you combine a great smart phone with a great digital camera…?” The answer, for now, seems to be the i9.
While it may never enter production, we feel that the concept has some merit – modular upgradability is a huge step forward for digital cameras. Below are a few more images of the great design. Let us know what you think in the comments.