Got $15,000 for an iPhone Accessory? Mamiya Has the DL28 Digital Camera System!
Every week, the TWiT.tv 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 is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.
By Tammy Rogers