The Best Inventions of 2021
November 10, 2021 6:11 AM EST

Looks are deceiving with this $120 camera, which is constructed out of eco-friendly stone paper. Created by Taiwanese inventor George Lin, the battery-operated Paper Shoot looks like a film camera but is actually digital, able to store up to 32 GB of photos in a cleverly hidden SD card. Users can customize the electronic body with interchangeable pop-art-inspired covers ($25) and a variety of lenses ($24.50). Photos taken using the four distinct filters—sepia, black and white, blue and normal—come out with a filmlike quality but without film’s high price tag and environmental impact. “I wanted to make a camera that can change the world, that can help the earth and make people love cameras—like I do,” says Lin. —Guadalupe Gonzalez

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