Weird or wonderful? We take a look at Canon's more unusual cameras

Canon IVY Rec camera
(Image credit: Canon)

All the best companies have had their moments of experimentation. Sometimes this works out and catapults a whole new genre of device, and sometimes, it is best left as a footnote of camera history.

You'd think the old adage of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" seems to apply to the camera industry more than most. After all, the basic design of what a camera is has barely changed for around a hundred years since the end of the twin lens roll film cameras, with SLR-style and rangefinder-style bodies enduring to this day.

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Gareth Bevan
Reviews Editor

Gareth is a photographer based in London, working as a freelance photographer and videographer for the past several years, having the privilege to shoot for some household names. With work focusing on fashion, portrait and lifestyle content creation, he has developed a range of skills covering everything from editorial shoots to social media videos. Outside of work, he has a personal passion for travel and nature photography, with a devotion to sustainability and environmental causes.