The idea of the CROZ is to combine users experience, the beauty and texture of the materials; CROZ is a meeting point of elegant design.
About this project
As everyone knows, we are getting accustomed to camera with complex features and functions, however, for how long has it been forgotten that the simple fact of taking photos is just for record and having fun?
Created by Taiwanese Paper Shoot and Macao’s innovative designer brand Hyle Design, CROZ is a digital lomo camera showcasing creativity, simplicity and environmental friendliness.
Image sensors, camera lenses are sources from high-quality manufacturing suppliers in order to product excellent images.
CROZ is designed to be a simple and straight forward digital camera;
with just two buttons: you’ll proceed turn on; turn off ; shoot in 3-in-1 shutter clicker and another switch to select between different photo effects.
Available in Premium and Vintage two models, CROZ’s modern and stylish appearance could definitely match your daily look and serve as a great accessory to wear.
▲Instead of the buzzing functions CROZ’s simple operation allows you to simply focus on being creative and capturing the views. No screen is added on so you’ll photograph through the direct viewfinder.
Outer shells：One exclusive and non-replaceable feature about CROZ camera is the exchangeable cases.
Both Premium and Vintage camera set includes:
- Camera board
- Brass frame
- Luxury Wooden case
- Transparent design case
- Wooden leather strap
- SD card (8GB for over 4,000 shots)
- Micro USB cable
- Brass fastens
- Fisheye lens & Wide angle lens
- AAA batteries are not included for shipping safety reason
Add on: Simple Lightweight Wooden cases set is also available if you’d wish to add on extra cases for personal combination;
The set includes:
- European ash
- Rosewood case / North America Blackwalnut case
- Wooden leather strap
- Brass fasteners
▲The assembly can be completed with just 4-6 simple steps
How to Assembly:
We created CROZ with high quality inside body, with wood and brass for outer shell. We insist on using natural and environmental friendly materials, due to characteristics of wood and brass the shell surface will be reflected with touchable print and change in color after certain time of use, which we’d hope to show interaction between users and objects through the specific materials characteristics.
Each piece of wood is with history for centuries and has unique texture and warmth on its own, when in use you can experience each of their unique story ; the trace of time, as well as the irreplaceable warming touch only found from wood.
The color and lustre of brass will change according to human temperature and using period. This unqiue characterirstic is like building a “contact” and “bonding relationship” between the product and the user.
CROZ comes with an interchangeable leather straps showcases ancient artistry and substainbility, made with recycled wood and vegetable-tanned leather the product is natural, strong and unique, with wonderful texture and flexibility.
With using in different ways, delicate changes in texture will be left in surface, which is like recording of time and the memory between products and users’
In addition to its simplicity in design, CROZ camera offers cool creative effects with its inbuilt photo filters. These effects include Normal, Black & White, Sepia and Blue.
Taking photos and understanding your camera take time, as days by used the warm touch on the wood surface and brass will become memory between you and the product, develop a friendship between users and CROZ.
▲Black & White
▲ CROZ also comes with a fisheye lens and a wide angle lens for those who want to do more in their pop photography. One click on the shutter you can move forward to take the next shot.
▲CROZ has a quality lens with a 5 mega pixel resolution for a decent 8×10 print and certainly more than enough for online sharing.
Romantic things of CROZ are you’d never know whether it’s off colors, wrong focus or with vignetting effect, but all these makes one of a kind photos. You don’t have to know beforehand what you captured on film, afterwards either ; and this is what makes it so fun, the unpredictability makes the camera has a life of its own.
▲ One camera – Unlimited Creativity
Share your memory easily
You also can use WiFi SD card share to any phone.
Interested in writing a story about the CROZ? Download the media kit.
Hyle Design Macao:
Since founded in 2014 the team in Hyle Design has been devoting to explore delicate relationship between materials so that users can experience the real craftsmanship through real touch.
Paper Shoot Taiwan:
Paper Shoot believes that photography is not only enjoyable but it’s also a lifestyle. We develop, make and distribute an exciting and innovative range of cameras that can be created and designed by the user.
What is the currency of the rewards in this project?We created this project in Hong Kong and the currency of this project is in HKD(Hong Kong dollar). Following is the exchange rate in USD for your reference: 20 HKD is about 2.6 USD 899 HKD is about 116 USD
999 HKD is about 129 USD
1199 HKD is about 155 USD
1399 HKD is about 180 USD
1449 HKD is about 187 USD
1549 HKD is about 200 USD
1999 HKD is about 258 USD
2199 HKD is about 271 USD
How is the picture quality take from CROZ?
CROZ has a quality lens with a 5 mega pixel resolution for a decent 8×10 print and certainly more than enough for online sharing.
But don’t take our word for it, visit our facebook community and see a range of photos posted by our camera users: https://www.facebook.com/groups/532927166889218/?fref=ts
How do I change the CROZ camera cover?
CROZ does not require any tools as the case can be easily changed by unscrewing the two fasteners, unfolding and then attaching the new casing.
Where to do I find out more details about the operation?
To find out more visit our website: http://store.papershoot.com/pages/qa
Does CROZ come with any warranty?
Yes, CROZ comes with a six months limited international warranty.
Can you describe more about dimensions and weight?
Without 2 AAA batteries, the size and weight is similar to that of a cassette tape.
How to use Wifi SD card with CROZ?
Just turn on the camera and follow the instruction provided by the Wifi SD card to export the photos.
What is the detail specification of CROZ?
ISO 100 ; Lens focal length 35mm ; Aperture f/2.8 ; Up to 300 shots with 2 AAA Alkaline cells All internal processing algorithms were fine tuned “to satisfy most needs in daily life.”
If I want to buy the extra cases, where can I buy them?
Pls visit Paper Shoot website: www.papershoot.com
How can I contact the team behind CROZ?
You always can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the currency in Shipping cost?
It only shows “$”. The currency sign “$” shows in shipping cost is HKD(Hong Kong Dollar), So pls notice your pledge won’t be charged in a high amount for shipping cost. And the exchange rate we checked n 9/2 between HKD and other currency are:
1 HKD = 0.129 USD
1 HKD = 0.115 EUR
1 HKD = 0.170 AUD
1 HKD = 0.168 CAD
1 HKD = 0.097 GBP
1 HKD = 0.175 SGD
1 HKD = 13.30 JPY
Risks and challenges
As we have already completed the prototype development and testing stages, we currently don’t have any concerns with regards to delivering the product as shown in the description. We have also worked tirelessly to make sure that we will be able to deliver CROZ by the promised date. As a result of these efforts, we have succeeded in finalising our manufacturing and fulfilment partners even before launching our Kickstarter campaign, and we have also already completed the component/material sourcing. All this combined with the excellent execution capability of our team members further reduces the chances of any unforeseen risks and challenges.
Hence, as far as the risks and challenges are concerned we are very well prepared to prevent them in first place or tackle them in the eventuality we can’t stop them. Instead we are concerned more about the unexpected delays that might arise due to factors that are beyond our control, like the time a government agency takes to approve the product etc. In case of any such unexpected delay, we will make sure that our backers are updated about any relative information in a timely fashion.