Konica WaiWai : Super Wide Disposable Camera

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The Konica Wai Wai camera is one of those strange cameras that only the Japanese can imagine.

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Selling for less than $10 USD, this disposable camera has a 17mm ultra wide angle lens. There is a mirror attached around the lens for taking self-portraits. Taking self portraits with a whole bunch of people is great fun, and very easy. The camera has a fixed aperture of f/8 and fixed shutter speed at 1/100. A flash is included for indoor pictures (an absolute necessity).

The minimum in-focus distance is 40cm, which is somewhat limited for such a wide lens. For people pictures though, it’s perfect and produces very interesting effects.

There’s just one tiny little problem: this thing is disposable. Luckily, Konica has designed it well enough that people discovered a way to reload the film! It made me a bit nervous but the result was worth it.

http://www.konicawaiwai.com/

written by eva_eva on 2009-01-27 in #reviews #super-wide #konica #disposable #waiwai #toy-camera

12 Comments

  1. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    Very funny ! And thanks to the Konica conceptors for their generosity !

  2. stouf
    stouf ·

    Great review !
    I didn't know that camera even existed !
    Thanks for the info...

  3. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    great! it's time to reload mine :)

  4. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Yeah, a great "disposable" re-usable wide angle cam! Like Aurelio says, it's time to reload mine too! :)))

  5. lomodirk
    lomodirk ·

    Think I need one first, before reloading :))

  6. eastmoe
    eastmoe ·

    nice camera,great info..i tak ada kamera ini lg.huhu

  7. jeepeng
    jeepeng ·

    saya tiada juga... T_T

  8. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    haha, buy one. it's super nice for self portrait!! :)

  9. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    yeap u took some nice portrait pics of urself.hehe

  10. itsdebraanne
    itsdebraanne ·

    www.konicawaiwai.com/ doesn't work ):

  11. mattdammad
    mattdammad ·

    Does anyone know where i can find one?

  12. ditchbitch
    ditchbitch ·

    to anyone who wonder how reload this camera:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwnP8Yz4fWE
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3qltqOiPmg

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