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Nikon made a camera that turns your dog into a “pho-dog-rapher”

Nikon went a notch further with their target market and made a camera specifically for dogs.


Their Heartography project lets dogs capture the things that excite them using a 3D-printed SmartCase that fits a Coolpix L31 camera. How the trigger works is by using a heart rate sensor connected to the shooter. Once the dog sees something exciting and his heart rate spikes, the sensor will send the data via Bluetooth which will trigger the camera to snap a photo.


The Coolpix L31 has a 16.1-megapixel sensor so the images it will be producing should have good quality. In addition, an OLED display shows the dog’s current heart rate.

Sample photo taken by a "pho-dog-rapher"

Sample photo taken by a “pho-dog-rapher”

We wonder if there will be a social media primarily for dogs in the near future — even what kind of photos will be uploaded there. We can see it now:

Dawg just posted a photo with the caption, “Hanging out with my bitches.”


Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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3 Responses

  1. igniculus says:

    lol. love this! thanks Bruce :-*

  2. dgwpo says:

    so yan na ang pinaka genius na idea ni Nikon para lumakas ulit ang sales ng point-and-shoot.. paabot nga ng blade.

    • Carl says:

      Do you have any better ideas? This is actually a creative and fresh idea. I’d like to see you come up with something better.

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