You won’t be blamed for thinking the Harmless Hunter KillShot rifle camera is an early April fools joke…
Randy Gregg from Pennsylvania in the USA has created a Kickstarter project called “Harmless Hunter”, which aims to fund the manufacturing of a new camera called the “KillShot”. The KillShot takes the form of a hunting rifle, but instead of a magazine, you have an SD card, and instead of shooting bullets, the KillShot takes photographs. While the project and product itself is entirely serious (and is backed by the admirable goal of providing hunters with the opportunity to practice their hobby without killing animals), the whole thing is rather funny when you take it out of context.
As some commenters on PetaPixel pointed out:
“This is great news for all photographers harassed by the police! Let’s ditch the DSLR and use a camera rifle instead. What could possibly go wrong?” – NEF2JPG
“Hahaha, imagine shooting downtown with this setup.” – Stanimir Stoyanov
“I live in a high rise and have always had problems taking pictures from above. This is the perfect solution!” – Dennis Marciniak
Attempting to use this camera anywhere but the hunting reserve would get you more than just a few frowns…
This is one of those projects that seems great on paper, but might not work out that well in reality. Let us know what you think in the comments!