This crazy film camera shoots GIFs, has 16 lenses and a left-handed shutter!

Fujifilm Rensha Cardia Byu-N 16
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Ever seen a film camera that shoots GIFs? How about a camera with 16 lenses? Or a camera with a left-handed shutter button? Meet the Fujifilm Rensha Cardia Byu-N 16 – a crazy camera that does all of the above. 

Released in 1995, the Fujifilm Rensha Cardia Byu-N 16 is an incredibly unique camera. It boasts 16 lenses, each one 27mm f/9.5, which can fire sequentially to capture 16 consecutive square sub-frames across two 35mm frames (8 per frame). 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.