Idolcam is the weirdest looking camera this year (but it's pretty unique too)

Idolcam vlogging camera
(Image credit: Idolcam)

We have seen a lot of action cameras and a lot of gimbal stabilizers – and we are now even seeing a new breed of product that combine the two. The Idolcam fits into this new category - but it looks very different to the innovative DJI Osmo Pocket. And in truth looks different to any other camera we have seen.

The Idolcam was launched on Kickstarter back in 2018, but has just started shipping so you can now buy this unusual device for yourself. The peculiar design of the Idolcam however has been built with an appealing purpose. This is a camera designed for the needs of a vlogger... something that is as home shooting on a table indoors, as used on the road traveling.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.