By Andrew Liszewski
I love the results that talented photographers manage to get from cameras like Lomos and Holgas, and while I’d like to give it a go myself, I just can’t bring myself to spend money on film or developing ever again. But the keychain-friendly VistaQuest VQ 1005 from Superheadz promises Holga-like effects with the convenience of a basic 1.3 megapixel digital camera.
On-board there’s just 4MB of built-in memory, but surprisingly, even though it has a compact design, they’ve still included a built-in SD card slot which means you’ll probably be able to snap thousands of photos with a decent-sized card. I also managed to find a thread about the VQ 1005 on the Camera Hacker forums that included a couple of sample shots that don’t actually look too bad.
Adjusting the focus is apparently a bit of a pain, since you’ll need to open up the camera and screw or unscrew the lens to get what you’re after, but with some trial and error it seems a few users have been quite happy with the results. And while AudioCubes is currently selling it for $89.99, users on the Camera Hacker forum are reporting that they’ve found them at Wal-Mart for about $20.