Miggo, which first made its worldwide debut with the innovative Strap & Wrap and Grip & Wrap protective carrying solutions for digital unveiled its most revolutionary offering yet – Pictar. High-tech and cutting edge, Pictar is an ergonomically advanced Camera-Grip for the iPhone that brings the familiar controls of a DSLR right to users’ fingertips.
Key features of Pictar include:
- Five user programmable wheels/buttons for unmatched control.
- Ergonomic grip for one handed use.
- Powerful, dedicated App.
- Detachable wrist and shoulder straps.
- Tripod attachment (standard ¼)
- Revolutionary High-frequency Dual-Tone OS.
- Compatibility with iPhone models 4 to 6S
Key shortcomings addressed by Pictar include:
Poor control – while touchscreens have proven to be the method of choice for manyof today’s mobile devices, they simply aren’t fast enough when it comes to navigating menus or accessing camera controls. Because of this, users choose to simply press capture or record i.e. take the pictures on Auto and fail to truly experience what the iPhone could offer.
Uncomfortable grip- sleek and slim, the iPhone simply does not offer users a comfortable or secure grip when using the device to capture photos or videos. Due to the way users are forced to hold the phone, it’s often easily dropped or results are often not sharp enough because of an unsteady hand, especially when operating with just one hand.
Pictar features five external controls which operate key settings and includes a patented, revolutionary interface which utilizes high-frequency dual tone sound to activate and control the camera, saving significant battery power compared to standard Bluetooth connectivity. In addition, the ergonomically designed grip allows for one handed operation and sharper images.
External controls and features include:
1.Multi-state shutter button – electronically calibrated to provide maximum sensitivity, just like that of a traditional DSLR. Pictar’s shutter button offers a “half press” mode to lock focus and exposure for easy tracking of a moving object or to create a desired composition, as well as full-press for immediate shutter release.
2.Zoom ring – located right under the index finger, the rotating zoom ring alleviates the need to touch the screen to pinch-and-zoom, making it easy for the user to zoom in and out with just one hand. The zoom ring can also be programmed and changed by user to suit specific needs.
3.Selfie button – clicking the zoom ring will switch between the iPhone’s front and back camera for easy “selfie” shots. Like the rotation of the zoom ring, the button can also be programmed and changed by user to suit specific needs and control other settings. 4.Exposure compensation wheel– located on the rear of Pictar, the exposure compensation wheel helps the user determine the exact level of exposure. Based onthe user’s preference, the exposure compensation wheel – like Pictar’s selfie button and zoom ring – can also be programmed and changed from its default setting to control other features
5.Smart wheel– customizable, the smart wheel allows users – beginners and advanced – to control a variety of functions. In default mode it changes the camera’s preset modes: sports, landscape, portrait and for the more advanced users, full manual, aperture priority and more. Advanced photographers can choose to program the smart wheel to control other functions, such as manual mode, shutter speed, iso, flash modes and white balance settings.
6.Tripod mount– for those photographers looking for added stability, for landscapes or for video recording, Pictar offers a ¼ standard tripod mount located on the bottom of the device.
7.Cold shoe – located on top of Pictar, the integrated cold shoe will allow users to mount a variety of LED lighting accessories or mics for added creativity and control.
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