Playing with building blocks may sound like something taken right out of our childhood years, but it appears that Pentax has found some inspiration in those colourful toys for its new camera. And the result? A compact 14.1 megapixel camera with a face that looks almost like a Lego board.
Compact cameras cone in all shape and sizes, but it is probably hard to find a camera which allows you to customize it exactly to your heart’s desire. While most compact cameras come in a variety of colours, almost none of them has a body which allows one to perform modifications without voiding the warranty and potentially damaging the device.
However, it appears that Pentax is now allowing allowing such users to have their cake and eat it: the company has just announced a new camera, the Optio NB1000, which literally allows one to put together or take apart various pieces of the front body.
According to Pentax, the NB1000’s front body has a ‘Lego-like’ board which is compatible with the Nanoblock, a series of construction blocks sold by Japanese company Diablock. By attaching various Nanoblocks onto the NB1000, the variety of countless body customizations can be made, limited only by the user’s imagination.
Specs-wise, the NB1000 also does not fail to deliver. In addition to the 14.1 megapixel resolution, the camera is also capable of a 4x optical zoom and comes with support for video recordings of up to 720p. If that has got you interested, you might want to start saving: it will be released for sale later this year for approximately US$240.