Many companies, including Alphabet’s Project Ara, Acer and Microsoft, see the future precisely in modular devices – by adding certain parts, the product gets the functionality or becomes the gadget that is needed at the moment. Already there are achievements on the creation of modular smartphones, but there is nothing to say about tablets turning into laptops, now almost every electronics manufacturer produces them. Design engineers at Columbia University’s Computer Vision Laboratory went further and presented the prototype Cambits multifunctional modular camera. By connecting various blocks to the main base module, the user receives a completely new device. It can be either a photo camera or a stereoscopic camera or a microscope. The developers have already created blocks with a flash, all kinds of lenses and lenses, as well as such optical nozzles as a microscope and polarizers. The models are connected with each other using magnets, data and power are transmitted through special connectors. The software captures which blocks are connected to the base and informs the user about the current capabilities of the Cambits modular camera. Unfortunately, there is no information at what stage the project is being developed and when its commercialization will be implemented.