New eco camera brand to launch range of remodeled solar-powered DSLRs


A new environmentally friendly startup company known as DafoDil is set to produce a range of solar-powered DSLRs. Solar-powered cameras aren’t new, and strictly speaking nor are DafoDil's; they are remodeled DSLRs from existing brands (the press imagery seems to feature a Canon body) in order to reduce plastic waste and keep the cameras affordable, potentially to be deployed in emerging markets.

Solar-powered outdoor security cameras and trail cameras have been around for a while now, which work well as they’re outside all day so their solar panels can soak up the sun. A solar-powered camera presents a more challenging proposition, but since DSLRs require so much less power than mirrorless cameras like the Canon EOS R5 DafoDil believes that adequate shooting time can be achieved.

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Peter Travers

The editor of PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, Peter 14 years of experience as both a journalist and professional photographer. He is a hands-on photographer with a passion and expertise for sharing his practical shooting skills. Equally adept at turning his hand to portraits, landscape, sports and wildlife, he has a fantastic knowledge of camera technique and principles. As you'd expect of the editor of a Canon publication, Peter is a devout Canon user and can often be found reeling off shots with his EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR.