Meet the D-Can, a concept camera that resembles a military-grade spotting scope equipped with long-zoom capabilities.
Straying from traditional camera designs (though it's somewhat similar to the Lytro camera), designer Jean-michel Bonnemoy believes the form factor of today's cameras should be updated to a cylindrical design for better ergonomics.
This concept snapper features an ISO range of 100 to 6,400 and comes with a long-zoom lens coupled with image stabilization capabilities. Its lens cap doubles as an electronic flash--capable of firing an AF-assist beam at the same time.
When the camera's in use, shutterbugs can either utilize a hooded magnifier to frame compositions or choose the camera's Live View function via a high-definition LCD display. Autofocus can be further fine-tuned using the snapper's onboard trackball.
It also comes with external ports that allow users to equip the device with an audio headset, a stereo microphone, and an external power supply.
Should the D-Can become a reality, we wonder if one would be able to store it in a pocket comfortably due to its elongated shape.