Is an external camera possible?

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  1. Noise...

    Noise... Banned

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    I'd love to have a camera on my Touch. I don't want an iPhone, so don't recommend that I get one.

    Is there an external camera that goes in the connector port? If not, is one possible? How difficult would it be to make? I have a decent amount of electronics experience, and build and design guitar amplifiers and effects.

    Would it just be a matter of taking a camera phone's camera out and hooking it up to a dock adapter to plug into the iPod?
  2. Jim Ver

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    I think it won't work because you will need an app that makes the pictures trought the external camera
  3. ZhiZhi778

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    you will still need to have an app which controls the external camera...since it is possible to use external devices with iphone sdk 3.0 and firmware 3.0 there can be possibilities after the firmware has released.
    not sure about that but might be, might be

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    I'm not sure because you will still need kexts, I mean drivers for the big variety of webcams and other cams...

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  4. Noise...

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    The iPhone's Camera app, or any of the other countless photography/video apps would probably work...
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    luke104 Well-Known Member

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    but being jailbroke an app could be easily made to fit the adaptor, if this was made alot of money could be made for the inventor

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    you didn't get the point...
    an adaptor is easy to build even an app wouldn't be that difficult to code...

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    unlike other devices which can be connected to the dock like the famous mic of touchmods or their gps module cameras are widely spread all over the electronic company brands...I mean there are so many different cams and you'd have to find a solution to let the app use each of them in the right way.
    on OSes like OS X or windows or linux the drivers do this job - but on an ipod touch...?
    you'll have to find one who finds a solution for that problem
  7. iharee

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    Well with the new 3.0
    Apple said any company can make an app for any hardware they want to make
    So yeh it's total possible
  8. wearmaize

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    I've been around these forums for a while... I remember that someone was (supposedly) designing a camera for the iPod touch, had a design for it and a video slideshow. However, it hasn't amounted to anything.

    However, since we have system file access, of course it is possible. It might not be easy, but it could definitely work.
  9. Jencryzthers

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    the new nintendo DSi have a camera why not ipod too

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    im sad.
  10. .Pandora.

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    Well, the first company that does make this stuff is gonna be bankin' on some cash..

    Hope they realize this =P

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