Alice Camera turns any smartphone into a camera (2 photos + video)

Digital photographs taken usingsmartphones are becoming more and more qualitative. Nevertheless, SLR digital cameras are still significantly ahead of smartphones, due to the lack of increased requirements for the geometric parameters of optical sensors and matrix. UK startup Alice Camera offers the Alice Camera device that integrates the capabilities of smartphones and full-size cameras.

Alice Camera Intelligent Digital Cameraworks with interchangeable lenses in tandem with smartphones. The camera is equipped with a special AI processor that implements machine learning technologies and enhances the camera's photo capabilities.

There is a mount on the front of the cameraMicro Four Thirds in front of 11MP Sony Quad Bayer HDR sensor with large pixels (4.63μm) to reduce noise and expand dynamic range. According to the developers, it took ten months to create Alice Camera. The main idea of ​​the new device is to introduce high technologies into digital cameras, which lack innovation.

The Alice Camera does not have a viewfinder andscreen. It is assumed that their place will be taken by a smartphone. It will be possible to work with the camera through a special mobile application that allows you to use various shooting modes and make settings. The back of the camera in an aluminum body has a universal mount for fixing a smartphone. Supports wireless communication via Wi-Fi, there is electronic image stabilization, a slot for microSD memory cards, a USB-C and 3.5 mm jack for a microphone, 4K video recording is possible.

As of today, Alice Camera is onthe stage of creating a conceptual prototype and will be released on the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform in the fall. You can pre-order now through the company's website for a $ 63 (£ 50) deposit. If the project is successful on Indiegogo, delivery of cameras to consumers will begin in the summer of 2021 at a price of $ 956 (£ 750).