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The Cheapest, Pinkest, Shiniest Camera Ever!

This is my review of a camera I got online when the famous UK store, Woolworths, closed down due to the recession. At 99p (including a 400 ISO film), it remains to be the cheapest camera I have ever purchased and although the results have been mixed, they have at least been interesting.

I found this camera online reduced to 99p when Woolworths were selling off all their stock near the end (sob sob). As it looked so interesting and came with a roll of film and free shipping, I could not resist. When it arrived I was somewhat bemused by the generic packaging, which stated “35mm Camera” but precious little else and the lack of any instructions/specifications. I loaded a roll of film almost straight away but it took me many months to finish it off and get it developed. I was really really happy with how the photos came out, the lens is very very clear and takes nice crisp snapshots.

They now sell these exact cameras on a site called tradeage.com and they are around $20. They market them as a “Lomo Style Barbie Sweet Heart 35mm Camera.”

This camera is super easy to use, you really do just point and shoot, then wind on. It is quite bulky but very lightweight. Plus it rattles, which is a bit off-putting if it is bouncing off the side of your leg as you walk anywhere. I was happy with the results and I will be using it lot more as it lead to one of my most popular photos ever, which you can see below:

Photo by kneehigh85

written by kneehigh85

12 comments

  1. sidsel

    sidsel

    Wow, these pictures are great, 99p, amazing! Oh, and the last photo is so beautiful!

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  2. superlighter

    superlighter

    wow! what a great lens! stunning result for a toy.

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  3. natalieerachel

    natalieerachel

    Wow I was surprised by the quality, it's so cute too!

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  4. explorette

    explorette

    i need some pictures of this pink camera to see how cheap and pink and shiney it really is :D

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  5. marissa

    marissa

    Ha! I have this camera too! Just haven't tried it out yet.. but now I can't wait!! Awesome!

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  6. kneehigh85

    kneehigh85

    @explorette - http://www.lomograph(…)os/14036943 Bit of a blurry image but you get the idea.

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  7. domo-guy

    domo-guy

    I've seen a few before. It's called the Jelly Camera. I even saw a digital version. :)

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  8. antibiotyx

    antibiotyx

    nice find! ;)

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  9. elimiwa

    Oh god this little thing is so cute and I want one jfhksdhf. Can't resist to pink and shiny things /shot
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  10. jojothemonkeyy

    jojothemonkeyy

    I bought one for my 9 year old sister and she loves it! (:

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  11. mrtinkles

    mrtinkles

    awesome pictures from this thing

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  12. tricky_eye_line

    tricky_eye_line

    God bless woolworths and may she rest in peace...lovely photos!!

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