What Could Go Wrong?: Camera Shaped Like A Rifle

March 15, 2012


Note: Space-Bat bravely passed away three years ago today. GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN.

This the Harmless Hunter 'Killshot' Camera, a camera built into a fake rifle's scope and designed to take pictures of the animal you were going to kill instead of actually killing it. It...is not the camera to bring to an inauguration.

Harmless Hunter "KillShot" will allow people of all ages to get outdoors, explore, and discover a recreational pastime that has exisited throughout our history. Hunting and documenting the hunt has become extremely popular. The "KillShot" becomes a digital photo trophy instead of the body part of an animal being kept as a trophy. This can be used year round when game is out of season to satisfy the lust for hunting while getting you ready for the harvest season. The crosshairs will show on the photo where the shot would have been, the background will show if the shot was safe or unsafe. It will help teach gun safety by operating like a lethal hunting rifle, except, it takes pictures and fires no projectiles.

I sneak up behind people and fake stab them all the time, so I can definitely relate to the concept. The gun is currently just a Kickstarter project at the moment, with finished rifle-cams coming out to ~$150 if they actually see production. If they don't make it to production, you're gonna be left taking pictures of your would-be kill on a regular digital camera with a paper towel roll taped to the end with toothpick cross-hairs. Just make sure instead of yelling cheese you yell-- "Let me guess, MEAT." No. I was gonna say 'BANG BANG BANG!' and set off some fireworks.

Hit the jump for an example photo, several more renderings of the rifle, and a link to the Kickstarter page.





Kickstarter Project Page
Rifle-shaped camera wants you to hunt for the 'perfect shot' [dvice]

  • Vin Moretti

    Why would you not just use a regular camera? 

  • Guest

    It would be funny if it literally shot out pictures.

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  • n_a_a_s

    strangely enough there are camera guns available that are just as popular

  • Boy, that is so going to go wrong at some point!

  • "We make really good websites
    It's what we love. It's what we do. We have a single goal, and that's to entertain an audience until they pass out from delight." -anticlownBULLSHIT!!!!!!!!   couldn't be farther from the truth

  • JJtoob

    I'd be more interested in a camera that shoots bullets.

  • Plenty of photogs get shot from the distance as their cams and stance to carry them look enough like an idiot with a rifle.

  • A clever idea but someone is so going to get shot because of this.

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