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Disderi 3 Lens Robot Camera – The Cutest Camera Ever

Isn't it the cutest camera you've ever seen? For me, it was love at first sight, I just had to buy it. I figured out that even if the pictures would be terrible, the camera would still be useful as an interior object because of its looks. Fortunately, I found out that the pictures turn gorgeous as well... and surprisingly shaped.

photo by Retro To Go

The Japanese surely love gadgets and cameras … so of course they also adore toy-cameras. When I was travelling in Japan, I saw the disderi 3 lens robot camera in a gadget shop and I really couldn’t resist. I bought this Asian beauty in white with the pink ‘face’, but they also exist in other colors, such as white with green or black with orange.

The aperture is fixed at f8 and also shutter and focus are fixed. Don’t bother looking through the viewfinder, because it will only give you a wrong idea. Just don’t think, point and shoot … like you always should. I tried with ISO 400 negative 35mm film and that’s fine for almost all light conditions, from sunny days to brightly lit indoor scenes or even sunsets. This camera is perfect for beginners because you really can’t do anything wrong. But don’t worry: also if you’re an experienced (action) Lomographer, you’ll have a lot of fun with this baby.

Yes it’s true, it’s another actionsampler camera. Then what makes this one so special? Why should you buy this one? First of all: the design is so cute that you’re guaranteed to make other people smile when you point at them with your robot camera. Great plus: it’s very cheap! You can find really good online deals and it’ll propably be one of the cheapest new cameras you’ll ever buy.

But I haven’t talked about the best thing: the unique way the pictures look. The 3 lenses give you one wide image and two more ‘square’ ones, but in between them are round beautiful and unique borders that give your images an extra twist. The image is of course inverted, so normally you get the widest image on top of the picture. Best of all is that you can play with it: keeping your camera upside down, on the left or the right side, will give very different pictures. The disderi collection also exists with 2 or 4 lenses, but personally I prefer the 3 lens one, because of the typical borders and the possibility to turn. And last but not least: the sound when you click on the shutter is soooo funny that every click on the button is definitely fun!

written by tessaj

26 comments

  1. ritamiguel

    ritamiguel

    I love it! i want one lol

    over 4 years ago · report as spam
  2. elletra

    elletra

    I've seen these on eBay, but I wasn't sure of the quality. Now that I see you're sample photos, I'll probably get one soon :D

    over 4 years ago · report as spam
  3. chikapop

    chikapop

    I love my robot! its also very easy to take the mask out for seamless pics. It's the best 4 bucks i ever spent.

    over 4 years ago · report as spam
  4. wuxiong

    wuxiong

    This little robot is made in China, I don't know maybe yours is a Japanese version. Anyway it's lovely and produces good sharp images, and the wide section enjoys a little slightly more exposure though. Your shots are marvelous I like them a lot, thanks......

    over 4 years ago · report as spam
  5. trash-gordon-from-outer-space

    trash-gordon-from-outer-space

    I had one of these and it lasted for exactly one roll of film :-( But I really liked the division of the pictures.

    over 4 years ago · report as spam
  6. trash-gordon-from-outer-space

    trash-gordon-from-outer-space

    I had one of these and it lasted for exactly one roll of film :-( But I really liked the division of the pictures.

    over 4 years ago · report as spam
  7. antibiotyx

    antibiotyx

    i so love this camera! great review. ;)

    over 4 years ago · report as spam
  8. lifeinsnapshots

    lifeinsnapshots

    wooooooow! :D
    it's really really cute! Awesome, I want one! <3

    over 4 years ago · report as spam
  9. kylewis

    kylewis

    congratz on review of the week!

    over 4 years ago · report as spam
  10. lactosefree

    lactosefree

    nice cam!
    over 4 years ago · report as spam
  11. middernachtlopper

    middernachtlopper

    The design is so so cute!

    I want one! :D

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  12. maryjane

    maryjane

    i have one of this. the quality of the camera isn't the best, but it's pictures are surely fine!!! it's also possible to make great compositions, and it's a tinny camera as well, that fits into your pocket.

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  13. ravingsockmonkey

    ravingsockmonkey

    I have one of these and it's awesome! So fun to just point it at something and click... then you hear that very distinctive "BRRRP!" sound. :) Also good for grabbing quick shots out the window while at a red light. :D
    over 4 years ago · report as spam
  14. danieldk

    danieldk

    I Love my Robot !!!
    over 4 years ago · report as spam
  15. lola_juanlu

    lola_juanlu

    we would like to use this camera!!. The photos are amazing!!
    Congratulations for the article from Spain.

    over 4 years ago · report as spam
  16. jkenzer

    jkenzer

    I just bought one off eBay today for $12. Ships from Hong Kong so I have to wait a few weeks to get it. Can't wait.
    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  17. vesterdi

    Hello there!! I have a question, up there someone was tellin' that he used once his camera and then it was useless.... I want one so bad and I think i'm gonna buy it on eBay but I'm afraid that it won't last too long... I would really want an answer from someone!!!! Hope u help me :D bye!!
    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  18. tessaj

    tessaj

    Hi Vesterdi! I have mine for about a year now and it still works perfectly ... I guess you'll need some luck and you'll have to treat the robot camera gently :-) Just keep it in a good bag and be nice to it!

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  19. cycling_geek

    cycling_geek

    I just bought this camera today! Am I kinda outdated?
    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  20. haylomoley

    haylomoley

    Oh no, i just received the 4 lens camera, now I also want the 3 lens one! oh!!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  21. gm_mcleod

    gm_mcleod

    This camera is great!! I just got one and love the look!! I'm not sure why the long one is usually slightly out of focus but it is a great cheap camera!!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  22. chrisdae

    chrisdae

    i bought this camera about a year ago. even if i'm indoors with the lights on the image turns out pitch black. It only works nicely when i'm outside, in natural sunlight. Does anyone have this problem too?
    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  23. chestnutmocha

    chestnutmocha

    here is our little robot: www.chestnutmocha.blogspot.com/2011/12/disderi-3-lens-robot-camera.html
    about 3 years ago · report as spam
  24. emmymarie

    emmymarie

    just ordered this little beauty for £6.29 including postage:') so excited for it to arrivee!
    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  25. brendarobot

    hello! to take the picture with this camera you have to press the shutter three times?
    almost 2 years ago · report as spam
  26. xxhangelixx

    xxhangelixx

    I just finished a film with this camera. Tomorrow I will go to a shop to have it developed. Wish me luck.

    8 months ago · report as spam