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NeinGrenze 5000T is a dedicated tilt-shift camera
Tilt-shift photography is one of those things that you've probably seen already, even if you don't know what it is. It involves taking high-angle photographs of large-scale scenes in which the top and bottom of the shot are out of focus, creating the shallow depth of field that people usually associate with photos of small objects. The result is photographs of things such as city streets, in which all the people, cars and buildings look like tiny models. The effect can be achieved using custom lenses or software ... or now, the tilt-shift-dedicated NeinGrenze 5000T camera.
The lens of the 5000T is actually mounted at an angle, which is how the tilt-shift perspective is produced. Beyond that, it's a fairly simple point-and-shoot digital camera. It has a 5-megapixel sensor, a 2.4-inch LCD display, some exposure control, and takes SD cards up to 8 GB. Photograph resolution is 2560 x 1920 pixels, although it can also record 640 x 480 15 fps tilt-shift video. Power is supplied by an included rechargeable li-ion battery.
Besides the tilt-shift effect, users can also mess around with vivid and sepia color modes, along with five white balance settings. As professional tilt-shift photographers often saturate the colors to make their subjects look more like painted-up miniatures, the vivid mode could come in handy.
The NeinGrenze 5000T Puts Tiltshift In Your Pocket
For $150, this novelty compact offers authentic Tiltshift.
If you're interested in making tilt-shift photography, you have a couple of options. Sure, you can fake it with Photoshop, but if you want true tiltshift photography, it's going to cost you. However, there is an alternative, a simple point-and-shoot which has a lens that can help you get started. The NeinGrenze 5000T, a Japanese digital lomo camera. It has no optical zoom, only clocks in at five-megapixels, and will cost you $150 if you can even find one. You can't even get a Lensbaby for that price, let alone a full-blown tiltshift lens for your DSLR.
Japanese blog Matomeno has a very cool hands-on with the camera, which includes a few samples to give you an idea of what you can expect. The results are definitely mixed, so you probably shouldn't expect to use it for any hardcore architectural photography. There are also "tunnel" and "lomo" post-processing effects.
NeinGrenze 5000T – Tilt-Shift Photography On The Cheap(er)
Because it requires more than just turning on your DSLR’s exposure bracketing and combining the shots in Photoshop, tilt-shift photography hasn’t become as tired and overused as HDR photography has. (Ugh, awful.) They usually require a bit more skill and investment on the part of the photographer, including a tilt-shift lens like those offered by Lensbaby and Nikon. But now even amateur photographers with a limited budget can try their hand at faking miniature scenes with this NeinGrenze 5000T point and shoot.
As digital cameras go it’s pretty basic, with a 5MP sensor, 2.4-inch TFT LCD display, VGA video capabilities, an SD card slot, fixed focus and no zoom capabilities. But what will certainly have photographers trying to hunt down this basic $150 (MSRP) digicam is the fact that its built-in lens can be switched into a tilt-shift mode, and it even offers in-camera post-processing
effects to make your shots look like they’re from a Lomo. Because let’s face it, vacation photos are far more interesting if it looks like the person had some amazing Gulliver’s Travels-like adventure to Lilliput.
Gadget Magic - Neingrenze 5000T Tilt Shift Camera Review
Cheap Digicam Has Built-In Tilting Lens.
The march of the plastic, retro-tastic crappy-cams continues with the frankly pretty cool-looking NeinGrenze. In keeping with the genre, this camera will add a novelty tweak to any image you take, moving away from the perfect sharpness of the digital SLR and closer to the analog surprises of film.
In this case, the gimmick is tilt-shift, the effect that makes full-sized scenes seem miniature. The proper way to do this is to use the “tilt” part of a shifting architectural lens to change the plane of focus. This keeps a very narrow strip of the picture sharp. And because our brains are uses to seeing such shallow sharpness only when our eyes get very close to something, they interpret these photos as pictures of tiny people, cars and buildings.
You can also get the effect in software, but it never really works.
The NeinGrenze (“No Limit”) 5000T is a digicam with a tilting lens built-in. With it, you can take 5MP snaps or 640 x 480 AVI video through a real, albeit cheap, tilting lens. Not only is the effect far more likely to look real, you get the grungy look you’d expect from such a plasticky marvel. You can also add in-camera filters: vivid, sepia and monochrome join the normal mode.
Power comes from a li-ion battery, focus is fixed and if you want to zoom, you’ll need to do some walking.
For $150, you could just buy a “proper” digicam and gussy up those pictures later, but where’s the fun in that? Available in Japan and Taiwan.
NeinGrenze 5000T World's first digital camera with built in tilt shift
NeinGrenze 5000T World's First Tilt Shift Camera - The NeinGrenze 5000T is the first compact digital camera with built in tilt shift lens for miniature shots.
NeinGrenze, German for "No Limit", are selling the new NeinGrenze 5000T: the world's first compact camera with built in tilt shift lens. This lets you physically move the lens element to create tilt shift / miniature / diorama style photographs without the expense of a Digital SLR and tilt-shift lens, or alternatively having to post process the images. Additional features include a tunnel effect / vignette, toy camera mode, VGA video with sound, and SD/SDHC support.
"The unique miniature effects can be taken using its internal hardware adjustments which creates an artificial depth of field as if you are looking at cardboard cutouts in a studio. Effects of high end cameras and expensive digital effects like tilt is added in the latest Neingrenze 5000t camera. Other post-processing effects like tunnel and nice color texture is also added to the photo effect of this latest camera."