Kickstar listed Pictar turns your iPhone into a DSLR camera

Kickstar listed Pictar turns your iPhone into a DSLR camera
There is a new camera grip from miggo that turns your iPhone into a Digital SLR camera. The manufacturer is raising money for the product, called the Pictar, through Kickstarter. So far, the company has raised $38,148 of crowd-sourced funds and has 36 days left to hit the target of $100,000.

Some of the features include the Shutter Release. A full press down will instantly snap your picture, while a half press allows the camera to focus. This sounds just like the controls on a dedicated DSLR camera. With the  Zoom Ring, you can use one hand to zoom in and out by turning the ring. Clicking on the Zoom Ring lets you switch between your iPhone's back and front-facing cameras. In the right corner of the Pictar is the Exposure Compensation wheel, which allows you to change the brightness of a picture even before you take the shot.

With the Smart Wheel, you can control the settings for seven pre-set basic modes, and three advanced settings. The basic settings include Auto mode, Portrait mode, Landscape mode, Sport mode, Snow mode, Selfie mode and Video mode. The advanced settings include Shutter priority, ISO priority and Manual controls. The Virtual Wheel uses the photographer's thumb to control different modes like Flash mode, Shutter speed, ISO and more. The Ergonomic Grip is made from material that allows you to get a good hold on the camera/phone.

The classic Pictar kit comes with a wrist band while the Pictar-Plus includes a neck strap as well. There is a 1/4-inch tripod available for the Pictar, and the iOS app communicates with the camera through the use of high-frequency dual tone sound control. The Pictar will work with the Apple iPhone 4, Apple iPhone 4s, Apple iPhone 5, Apple iPhone 5c, Apple iPhone 5s, Apple iPhone 6, Apple iPhone 6s and the Apple iPhone SE. It will not work with the Apple iPhone 6 Plus or the Apple iPhone 6s Plus.

For $90, you can reserve the Classic Kit which includes the Pictar, Wrist Strap, Padded Pouch and the app. $120 buys you the Premium Kit which comes with everything in the Classic, but adds a Neck Strap and the SPLAT flexible tripod. You can buy two Classic Kits for $160 and save 30% from the future retail price. If you buy two Premium Kits for $200, you are saving 40% from the future retail price.

If funded, estimated delivery for early backers of the project will be this November. meanwhile, you can learn more about the Pictar by clicking on the video below.


source: Kickstarter via BGR



1. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Looks like LG just lost a friend to iDevices...

5. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

LG be like: I got enemies, got a lot of enemies Got a lot of people tryna drain me of my energy

21. Nokya unregistered

Looks like lumia 1020

2. Anonn

Posts: 230; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Why?! Just get a Real camera independent from any phone.

9. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 974; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

What's worse is all of the money raised and money spent on R&D goes towards an accessory that won't be compatible with the next iPhone, or the iPhone after that.

4. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Why does iPhone have all the good sh*t

12. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

This is just a basic phone grip! It doesn't do sh.t to image quality

16. gigicoaste

Posts: 466; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

yeah, in some people's mind, if you attach a grip and a two steps shutter button you will transform the phone camera in to DSLR!! I'm amazed to see people playing with words without thinking, totally brainless. Some users which don't have a clue what DSLR means will run to buy iphone just because they saw this "article" and they want DSLR camera. Screw the lenses, ignore the big sensor and manual settings available, you got the grip and the button.. that's your DSLR. Epic!

6. NoAllegiance unregistered

For $90 I could buy a second hand DSLR.

13. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

"a second hand, crappy 2002 DSLR" Fixed for you

7. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

A lens case, that allows you to screw lenses on I can understand, this I cannot

8. Serket

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

I could see this plastic grip going for $10-20, but $90??? Good luck!

18. igorb81

Posts: 79; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Exactly!!! That's one of the most expensive grips that I have seen in long time. But as we all know it the sheep will be lined up. The reason why they didn't make this for Andoid is simple we are a lot harder to fool with these useless toys. The minute I saw this I was dying laughing... but then reality kicked in that there will be dump enough folks to actually buy this. I suppose I would not feel bad for the folks that get ripped off. I wonder if Alan actually knows what DSLR is and how it works. LOL. Toyarena strikes again. I would not pay more than $10 for something like this. You are not really gaining anything here. I am surprised that people actually use digital zoom another LOL especially on 8mp. Thanks guys I got some good laughs today. laughareana

10. thegalaxy89

Posts: 18; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

No Plus size Pictar yet. Guess I'll get in 2 years at lower price point. It will be dual-layer retro.

14. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

DSLR? Lol.

15. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

DSLR: digital single-lens reflex camera, so where does this device implement the single-lens reflex part? Neither front nor rear camera is covered, this device doesn't come even close to making your iPhone a DSLR camera. It's nothing more than a dumb casing with buttons to control the camera app.

17. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Stupid PA and it's click bait titles. Even the Kickstarter treats this case as a DSLR replacement, "just like a PRO DSLR". It all sets down to the conclusion that its easy to sell anything related to iPhones coz of their dumb users. Also when I think of DSLR, I think interchangeable lenses but this bump case cant do it.

19. Kal-el

Posts: 96; Member since: Dec 14, 2012

turns your iPhone into...a Lumia 1020... -___-

20. Plutonium239

Posts: 1262; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Except the 1020 captures more details and its camera grip looks less silly with useless stuff on it.

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