Aquapix Waterproof Camera: Wonderful Photos from a Cheap Plastic Camera

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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.

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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 #reviews #waterproof #malaysia #lomo #plastic-camera #plastic #35mm #lomography #aquapix #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...

  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 ! )

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