Nintendo Game Boy Camera DSLR Lens Modification
Nintendo’s Game Boy Camera (GBC), also known as the Pocket Camera in Japan, was released on February 21, 1998, in Japan, and was ahead of its time to say the least. This accessory is capable of shooting grayscale photographs and gave users the ability to edit or create original drawings from them. Read more to see what happens when you pair one with modern DSLR lenses.



Gamer Conor Sev basically 3D-printed an adapter that is compatible with Canon EF lenses, but he ran into another problem…downloading photos off the Camera cartridge. However, the biggest issue is that the original128×128 pixel CMOS sensor just isn’t up to par to handle modern DSLR lenses. It can only shoot 128×112, grayscale digital images using the 4-color palette of the Game Boy system.

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Sony ZV-1 Digital Camera for Content Creators, Vlogging and YouTube with Flip Screen, Built-in Microphone, 4K HDR Video, Touchscreen Display, Live Video Streaming, Webcam
  • 20.1MP stacked back illuminated 1” Exmor RS CMOS sensor w/ DRAM. Large aperture 24-70mm1 F1.8-2.8 ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T lens
  • Fast Hybrid Autofocus and Real Time Eye Autofocus and Real-time Autofocus tracking.
  • Side flip-out 3.0” LCD screen that also tilts up and down for easier to compose selfie shots
  • Quickly switch between two modes of defocused background bokeh
  • Product Showcase Setting transitions focus from face to object

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