This Camera Lets You Point, Click And Build

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Sep 22, 2010 in Hobbies and Collections, Tech |

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Like so many of you, I spent a good portion of my youth collecting Lego sets. While the little blocks once allowed me fancy myself an amateur architect — though, I realize now that I was far from one — it wasn’t until recently that I discovered my love for photography. Of course, it wasn’t simply that I came across a lovely photo, I had to introduced to field it by a friend who shoots professionally. It was very much a case of “Where has this been my whole life?” and “Why couldn’t something bring it to my attention sooner?” Well, it would seem Pentax has a unique idea that might help solve that problem.

Introducing the Pentax Optio NB1000, a high-end entry to their Optio series with 14.1 megapixels,  4x optical zoom and the ability to shoot 720p high-definition video. In addition to all those sweet features, the camera’s face is covered with Nanoblock board, compatible with the smaller Nanoblock bricks which are currently sold in Japan as DiaBlocks. You can actually order parts online, or use the spare parts provided with the camera to customize it as you please, or to simply build the respective model included.  With two models currently planned — the monochrome white, or safari green — for later this year, the camera is expected to retail for roughly $250, which is actually quite affordable considering what you’re getting.

PENTAX-NB1000 Colors

found via yonasu

Tim is a pro-blogger and freelance writer out of San Diego, California. In addition to, he contributes to the ModernMethod Network of sites as the Features and Reviews Editor for the Japanese culture and entertainment blog, Japanator. He’s also an Assocaite Editor for their popular gaming blog, Destructoid, and the collectible toy culture blog, Tomopop. For more information, follow him on twitter, or check out


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