Directors often use their hands to frame a photo or scene, but a group of Japanese scientist have taken the idea to a new level. A team from Japan’s Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences have created a device that works by using the same picture framing hand gesture to capture an image.
When the photographer wants to snap a picture, they press their thumb on the device, automatically saving the image to a remote computer. The camera can be zoomed in and out based on proximity to the photographers face. Future versions of the technology will be wireless. The video shows the camera in action.