We reported on how Olympus was shutting its camera operations a few days ago, a reflection of how flagship smartphones are today such capable tools of expression. And the Shiftcam ProGrip is just the right tool for the job, an ergonomic battery grip that essentially converts your fumbly smartphone to a DSLR form factor perfect for the content creator.
The Shiftcam ProGrip will appeal to many, one easy reason being that ability to merely, slide your smartphone in, just press a shutter button, and not be forced to relay on tactic feedback on your AMOLED screen. Lets face it, when you need to take a shot outdoors or an at event, a slippery metal body smartphone or a brightness adjusting display should not get in your way of the perfect shot.
Enabling index finger shooting with the bluetooth button and hassle-free swtiching beteen landscape and portrait modes, the Shiftcam ProGrip has a built-in battery and supports wireless charging.
The Shiftcam ProGrip comes in different variants. The Videographer Kit, for instance, includes the shiftcam progrip, a cold shoe mount adapter, hand strap, kit pouch, 1.33x anamorphic prolens, 60mm telephoto prolens, prolens mount and mounting case, and will retail for US$149.99 MSRP during the Kickstarter campaign.
And just so you know we’re not the only ones exciting, its doing amazing well on Kickstarter, having got 7 times its $50,000 goal, with a mere 46 days left.