Aquapix Waterproof Camera: Wonderful Photos from a Cheap Plastic Camera

16

The Aquapix Waterproof Camera is just a simple plastic camera with plastic lens, but it surely won't disappoint you! Let me tell you and show you why after the jump!

Last month when all in a sudden my family announce to go on a vacation in Perhentian Island, Terengganu, Malaysia I desperately go out to find a waterproof camera that could snap good, underwater pictures. I’ve heard about the waterproof Aquapix Lomo, and with my tight budget I think the camera would be perfect.

With the help of some friends, I found a gift shop that sell Aquapic Lomo for only RM30 (USD9). With so many colours to choose, I went confused but at the end I picked yellow colour.

Photo via Google Search

This camera is very simple with fixed aperture and focus. Here are some specifications:

  • 28mm lens, f/9
  • Shutter speed : 1/100
  • Use 35mm films
  • No flash

This camera comes with a waterproof casing which is detachable. It could dive up to 3 metres. This is some pictures taken during my underwater trip. I use “Lomography X-Pro Chrome 100 ASA”: Both camera and film did not disappoint me.

I took some photos without the waterproof case too. And I think the camera is quite good. I love the plastic lens.

written by syira690 on 2012-05-30 in #people #reviews #aquapix #35mm #plastic-camera #malaysia #lomography #plastic #waterproof #lomo #user-review

16 Comments

  1. mikeydavies
    mikeydavies ·

    i bought a super super similar one of these but haven't tried it! i so am now!

  2. wuxiong
    wuxiong ·

    Like your fotos...<:) This is my fotos by the same camera, check if you feel like...Thanks...<:)www.lomography.co.kr/homes/wuxiong/albums/1668733-cheap-cam… ...

  3. syira690
    syira690 ·

    @mikeydavies you should try! :)

    @wuxiong nice color! love the vignette it gives

  4. j3ssicac
    j3ssicac ·

    I'll need to get another one as the previous one I bought online for my Perhentian trip was faulty. The casing wasn't 100% waterproof. What a bummer :/ You got it from the gift shop with orange logo right? I heard that they have it there.

  5. jochan
    jochan ·

    i have one too.. but yet to try... gonna try it soon...

  6. syira690
    syira690 ·

    @j3ssicac yes, that gift shop. actually i have problem with mine too. i cannot advance the film when the waterproof case is on. so everytime i want to take new photo i have to open the case, advance and close the case again. :/

  7. j3ssicac
    j3ssicac ·

    oh no, what a trouble. well, it's cheap that's why. :/ hmm..

  8. cshmla
    cshmla ·

    Nice!! Bought one a couple weeks ago, bout to take it for a swim soon

  9. syira690
    syira690 ·

    @j3ssicac yeah, one of the reason maybe. i wish one day i could buy a fisheye submarine :D

    @cshmla yay! goodluck!

  10. scaryshinigami
    scaryshinigami ·

    Bought one a long time, but never used it, finally gonna try it out if the weather stays nice!

  11. santarina
    santarina ·

    what film did you use?

  12. syira690
    syira690 ·

    @santarina Lomo Xpro 100

  13. jaredjackson610
    jaredjackson610 ·

    I have one too ive been using it for a while cant wait to get it developed pics look great!

  14. shahaizal30
    shahaizal30 ·

    bru je beli camera nie...tp xreti pkai...mmg x gune bateri ke camera ni? camne nak pkai ...bleh tlg ajarkan?

  15. spookydirt
    spookydirt ·

    anyone tried one of these with different speed film? It doesn't specify in the instructions... I was thinking of maybe 200 or even 400 iso (I'm guessing 400 iso would overexpose, even in UK ! )

  16. spookydirt
    spookydirt ·

    anyone tried one of these with different speed film? It doesn't specify in the instructions... I was thinking of maybe 200 or even 400 iso (I'm guessing 400 iso would overexpose, even in UK ! )

More Interesting Articles

  • Creating Instant Environments With The Lomo'Instant

    written by shhquiet on 2015-07-10 in #gear #news #lifestyle #locations
    Creating Instant Environments With The Lomo'Instant

    The next time you find yourself wandering around town with your Lomo'Instant camera, here's a neat trick that you can do: choose a specific area and quickly snap an instant photo. Once it develops, hold it in the exact position or angle where you took the instant photo, and take a standard photo using your favorite camera. Does it sound confusing? Ah, well ... let's just show you how it's done! Check out the photos after the jump.

  • How to Get 13 Photos with the LC-A 120

    written by pearlgirl77 on 2015-09-17 in #gear #tipster
    How to Get 13 Photos with the LC-A 120

    With the right film and a little trick, I sometimes get 13 photos in one roll with the LC-A 120. Let me show you how.

    18
  • Travel Stories: Cracow in an Instant by violetz

    written by lomographymagazine on 2015-11-17 in #world #locations
    Travel Stories: Cracow in an Instant by violetz

    What's a sure way to not lose your beloved travel photos? You can bring your instant camera with you! In this article, I'll tell you some of the lomographic moments I collected during my last trip in Cracow.

    2
  • Shop News

    Lomo LC-A+ Russian Lens

    Lomo LC-A+ Russian Lens

    A true Lomographic gem, the Lomo LC-A+ RL is blessed with good looks and bursting with experimental potential. Get ready to shoot amazing Lomographic photos by experimenting with MX shots, long exposures and a whole range of accessories!

  • Street Photography When You Live In The Boonies

    written by Lorraine Healy on 2015-10-05 in #world #lifestyle
    Street Photography When You Live In The Boonies

    An Argentinean writer and photographer living in the Pacific Northwest, Lorraine Healy is a long-time fan of plastic cameras and is the author of "Tricks With A Plastic Wonder," a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera, available as an eBook from Amazon.com. In this article, Healy explains how you can find ways to do street photography even if you live in a rural area.

    4
  • Lomography x Alfred and Wilde Rumble Winners!

    written by hannah_brown on 2015-05-07 in #world #news #competitions
    Lomography x Alfred and Wilde Rumble Winners!

    We asked you to hashtag your #goldandwilde photos to be in with the chance to win a Fisheye 2 Gold camera and a wonderful mug from Alfred and Wilde. Find out the winners here!

    5
  • Duffman and the Art of Shooting Perfect Petzval Portraits

    written by shhquiet on 2015-03-23 in #people #news
    Duffman and the Art of Shooting Perfect Petzval Portraits

    Say hello to Duffman, a 20-year-old photographer based in Frankfurt, Germany. He started taking film photos when he received a Diana F+ camera for his 16th birthday. Now he uses the Petzval Lens for capturing really impressive portraits. Get to know more about him after the jump!

    5
  • Shop News

    Explore the New Jupiter 3+

    Explore the New Jupiter 3+

    A resurrection from the zenith of Russian premium optics, get the same elegance and classic compact design as its predecessor. — available in small quantities on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • A Salute to the Masters: Rugby (A Tribute to Robert Doisneau)

    written by sirio174 on 2015-06-06 in #world #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: Rugby (A Tribute to Robert Doisneau)

    This is a tribute to one of the most famous French social and street photographers, Robert Doisneau. During his life he was able to capture many little moments of everyday Parisian life with humanity and grace. His photos, full of poetry and humor, tell the ordinary life in the suburbs of the big French capital, away from the richest central areas of the city. Read more after the jump!

    1
  • Watch: Shelley - A LomoChrome Purple 16mm Movie By Julian Hand

    written by shhquiet on 2015-11-18 in #gear #news #videos
    Watch: Shelley - A LomoChrome Purple 16mm Movie By Julian Hand

    In case you missed the news, the LomoChrome Purple film that you know and love is now available in 16mm format, in limited quantities only. If you have a 16mm camera or know someone else who does, make sure to share the news! This beautiful film delivers a nostalgic, dream-like effect in purple tones. To illustrate, check out the movie by Julian Hand after the jump ...

  • December 24th Advent Offer: Last Call for Holiday Savings! (Online Code: LASTCALL10)

    written by Lomography on 2015-12-24 in #gear #news
    December 24th Advent Offer: Last Call for Holiday Savings! (Online Code: LASTCALL10)

    The Advent deals are almost over, but don't let that keep you from celebrating with us! Our final deal of the day gives you 10% off orders from the Online Shop and Gallery Stores. Whether you're looking for a new camera or accessories, don't wait until it's too late to score this awesome deal!

  • Shop News

    the perfect surprise for every analogue loving enthusiast

     the perfect surprise for every analogue loving enthusiast

    Let your loved one pick the gift of their dreams. Lomography Online Shop Gift Certificates are the perfect present for every analogue devotee on your gift list

  • Lomography's Little Lessons: Depth of Field

    written by jennifer_pos on 2015-04-10 in #gear #lifestyle #tipster
    Lomography's Little Lessons: Depth of Field

    Have you ever wondered why those nerdy camera constructors formulate complicated terms that baffle most normal citizens? Trust me, I know it all too well; Physics was the first subject to go when I had to choose between studying and spending yet another night pursuing youthful adventures. But don't worry — the remedy for all of the gaps in your knowledge is right here: Lomography’s Little Lessons on Photography. Follow this series and in no time you'll catch up on everything your curious mind desires!

    2
  • Lomography's Little Lessons: Aperture

    written by jennifer_pos on 2015-03-14 in #gear #lifestyle #tipster
    Lomography's Little Lessons: Aperture

    Have you ever wondered why those nerdy camera constructors formulate complicated terms that baffle most normal citizens? Trust me, I know it all too well; Physics was the first subject to go when I had to choose between studying and spending yet another night pursuing youthful adventures. But don't worry — the remedy for all of the gaps in your knowledge is right here: Lomography’s Little Lessons on Photography. Follow this series and in no time you'll catch up on everything your curious mind desires!

  • First Impressions of the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Art Lens: Andrea Cislaghi

    written by Julien Matabuena on 2015-05-02 in #gear #news
    First Impressions of the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Art Lens: Andrea Cislaghi

    In case you missed it, Lomography has just unveiled the latest member of its Art Lens family: the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Art Lens, which boasts of the same optics that the legendary LC-A camera has and brings the classic Lomographic style not only to analog but also to the digital platform. Over the next few days we'll be sharing with you the first impressions of and photographs taken by members of the Lomography team, who had gone out and put the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 to the test. First up is graphic designer Andrea Cislaghi, who coupled this lens with the Bessa R2 and Sony Alpha 7.

    5