Today’s most popular photographers have already shown that the best photos in their galleries come from an iPhone camera. In addition to the potential included in the Apple-designed system, third-party manufacturers have taken on the task of creating accessories to enhance these functions, so a case offered by a Norwegian startup aims to turn iPhone camera into DSLR camera.
Currently there is a Kickstarter campaign featuring this new iPhone camera case and a MagSafe case combo called The fjord. It promises to turn the iPhone into a DSLR camera, while still being in your pocket. In this way, the built-in physical controls could, finally, reduce the eternal comparison between the iPhone’s camera and DSLRs.
IPhone Camera Could Work Like DSLR
According to the description available in the Kickstarter campaign, the Oslo, Norway-based camera startup named Fjorden makes the gear, designed to deliver the feel of a dedicated iPhone camera. It has a shutter release button and dials that you can customize, just like on a proper camera. The Fjorden system is compatible with all models of the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 series.
Part of the goal of the project is to maintain a slim form factor so the phone can still fit in a pocket. The Fjorden handle has a depth of 10.7mm (21mm including the optional MagSafe sleeve. In addition to a slimmer profile, two features that Fjorden has over many similar products are a MagSafe compatible case and a quick release clip so you can easily remove the handle when not needed.
Other Physical characteristics of the enclosure include a two-stage trigger allows you to press halfway to focus and fully press to take the picture. Control dial can be customized to adjust parameterslike exposure and shutter speed, without needing to touch the screen.
It also has a multi-function button which is also customizable. You can use it to activate functions such as a flash, select a picture mode, and other available functions.. It also has a zoom lever that lets you change the iPhone’s lenses to zoom in or out.
Fjorden offers an app that he says works with Apple’s photography tools. The company said that Fjorden will be compatible with other iPhone DSLR apps such as Obscura and ProCamera, when it launches in February 2022.