10 commercially unsuccessful photo products since 1992

1.. Lytro light field camera.

This camera has realistically used tchnology ahead of its time, using lightfield technology rather than a normal sensor and megapixel imagery.  The main thing that has stopped this camera more than anything is the lack of computers having software inbuilt to utilise the way the camera works, along with the software Lytro gave with the camera is very user unfriendly and not easy to use.

2. disk film

very small film size that was unable to be home processed in a normal darkroom due to the way the film is made and kept.


3 Kodak Digital cameras

killed the company as it was known for failing to ackowledge the advances in technology and embracing digital while the whole revolution happened, it stuck to film and processing.

4. Google Glass

glasses with a camera and small monitor built in that you could take photos with and view information a bit like the terminator identified objects and people in the movies, but different. lasted approx 5 years before google decided to stop making them as they proved rubbish. Also they made you look like an absolute pratt whilst wearing them.

5. Apple quicktake Camera

a part of technology apple actually didnt manage to take over the world with. Could only hold 8 photos with a resolution of around 640×480.

6. The facebook Phone

The Facebook Phone was surrounded by speculation from the moment the first rumors of it surfaced, so almost any product would have failed to live up to the hype. What the public got was the HTC First, an Android-skinned device whose main feature was being geared towards the Facebook Home application. The phone’s exclusive carrier, AT&T, drastically slashed the price to 99 cents in a “temporary sale” that became permanent until the phone’s death. Unfortunately this didnt mean the end of duck lip selfies on facebook itself.


7. 3D cameras

like the kids red viewfinder things from holiday places produced a stereoscopic image that had to be viewed through a special viewer or with specialist software on a screen with 3d glasses.

8 Canon 5D mk IV

Great for photos and okay video. The much-anticipated successor to the beloved 5D Mark II and Mark IIIthe 5D Mark IV still leaves videographers wanting more. The 5D Mark IV was supposed to make a big splash upon its release — which looked much more like a pebble dropped in the ocean.

Since the release, I really haven’t seen too many outlets talking about the camera — photo or video related. The camera’s release was also rather lackluster, with much of the sample footage shot in controlled environments or by amateur shooters.

Canon has yet to release any sales numbers, but it can be expected that the camera did fine. I wouldn’t expect to see any outrageous figures, meaning the camera was neither a total failure or wild success. It was just another camera released to the increasingly busy market — though certainly one of the few big DSLRs released while so many consumers and shooters are switching to mirrorless cameras.

This can also be said of all DSLR’s with the advent of compact system and mirrorless cameras becoming much more advanced and easier to use and handle.

9 Craft Camera

a camera that didnt actually seem to exist according to some places, a kickstarter project that would have seen a camera with 4k video recording and sections to be taken away or put on for various uses suc as power or connectivity. Released on kickstarter with no actual specification or info about the camera, most likely to have been a scam or someone who didnt know how to build it in the end

10 Digital Photo Frame

looked good at the time but dont see any about in peoples houses on walls or desks, seem to be confined to the loft with the betamax recorded and laser discs which never took off either.





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