Got $15,000 for an iPhone Accessory? Mamiya Has the DL28 Digital Camera System!

Every week, the network produces MacBreak Weekly netcast (podcast). Every week, the panel on MacBreak Weekly announces their "picks of the week". This week, noted photographer Scott Bourne's pick was a $15,000 iPhone accessory: the Mamiya DL28 Digital Camera System.

Okay, technically it's a lot more than just an accessory. It's a professional caliber digital camera, but Bourne chose it because it... works with the iPhone, with full multi-touch support!

Reportedly, you'll be able to view pictures as they are taken (similar to how a laptop-tethered solution works) and perhaps do some manipulation of the images as well. Not sure if it's a WiFi/Bonjour solution like the Apple Remote app, but seeing the iPhone's interface potential being increasingly leveraged by technology like the Mamiya, SONOS, etc. is very exciting.

And, Bourne also informed us this was only the second most expensive iPhone accessory he's come across. The most expensive, currently, is an iPhone compatible Mercedes Benz...

Anyone breaking out their American Express Black Card for a little shopping spree? And for those more budget conscious among us, what other devices would you like to control with your iPhone? Your Roomba? Your fridge? Let us know!

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Rene Ritchie

EiC of iMore, EP of Mobile Nations, Apple analyst, co-host of Debug, Iterate, Vector, Review, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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Got $15,000 for an iPhone Accessory? Mamiya Has the DL28 Digital Camera System!


However I do not want it to take the place of the game controller as mentioned by a previous story.

@Steve why wouldn't you I've japan a dime? Your iPhone has parts from japan, and was assembled in china then sent over in a ship made in china right over to America. People in asia also have a higher salary than you. Howbdo I know this? Bbecause I lived in hong kong for 7 years on a $450,000 usd sallary a year.
So before you post any other racist shit like this. And I'm not Asian, I'm Australian.

Uhhh.... Why are you telling me about China? Did I mention China somewhere without realizing it? What did I say about Hong Kong? Did I say anything racist against Asians somewhere? Nope, I sure didn't. (and my girlfriend is Asian, not that it's any of your business, genius).
I'm not here to educate you, junior... and your certainly not informed enough to educate me... just a brainwashed, out-of-touch youngster, I guess. :roll:

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