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There are different types of cameras available ranging from point-and-shoot to mirrorless and DSLR to action.
Despite the vast amount of cameras, it can be annoying for those who want to use a camera for everything.
Not only is it a hassle to carry mulitple cameras, but also what if a camera becomes 'outdated' in a couple of years?
Wouldn't you want a camera that you spent over $2000 for to last as long as possible?
This is the problem that I came across when I bought my Canon t5i in high school. It isn't as expensive as other higher end cameras.
However, it was still frustrating that if I wanted wifi capability (which came out a year later), I would have to drop another half a grand.
I looked at Project Ara
as an inspiration.
Yes, it failed. But that was because smart phones weren't modular to start off with, and there were too many parts to deal with.
Cameras, on the other hand, are already modular with various attachments and rigs. It made sense to design a modular camera.