Lomography Colorsplash - Staff Review


The Colorsplash is a 35mm instant camera that allows you to “paint” your pictures with its built-in color flash.

Here’s something for the color lovers. The Colorsplash is a unique compact camera that takes sharp pictures, and gives you the power to wash your images with its integrated colorflash.

This oddly-shaped Lomography camera gives unexpected results, every time. Imagine the interaction of the color flash with your subject, the ambient light, and the exposure time – certainly, your images will be exploding with colors!

So how does it work? The Colorsplash camera comes with 12 color gels – 9 of which can be slipped into two of the four slots of the flash (blue and yellow are already built in; 2 slots are ‘clear’). Simply turn the wheel to choose your desired color, and you’re ready to splash a burst of color into your photos. Don’t forget to load an AA battery, or else your flash won’t fire!

The camera has two exposure controls – Long Exposure and Instant Exposure. During long exposure, the flash will only fire when you depress the shutter button, resulting in color-flashed foregrounds and light-streaky, blurry backgrounds. Instant Exposure gives you an evenly-colored image, as the flash fires in sync with a press of the button.

Pictured below is the On/Off button for the colorflash.

There are so many tricks to try with this camera. It works excellent during nighttime with all the streaks and bursts of colors, but daytime shots look just as impressive – just remember to stay close to your subject, and darker filters work best. Try using some slide film if you want to intensify the colors even further!

Check out the Colorsplash microsite here

written by shhquiet on 2008-07-26 #gear #review #staff #lomography #colorsplash-camera


  1. evev
    evev ·

    my third lomographic camera !!!

  2. 007-0815-styler
    007-0815-styler ·

    Colorsplash rulezzz !!!!!

    lomo on and on

  3. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    ja... cs is a cool cam
    why haven't i used it for such a long time?!?!?

  4. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    color me world!!

  5. missound
    missound ·

    Yeah ! The best one. Always come back to the basic.

  6. bear1973
    bear1973 ·

    A great camera. Simple, clean, elegant with a great design that always raises an eyebrow.

  7. coca
    coca ·

    cool and stylish!

  8. 7samurai
    7samurai ·


  9. kylethefrench
    kylethefrench ·

    oh my very first lomo love! This is the first roll I ever Shot

  10. fab
    fab ·

    The coolest design among all the lomo-cameras!

  11. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    colorsplashin' and fun!!

  12. adzfar
    adzfar ·

    Yeah, I've got one! See my Colorsplash album now.

  13. jaguarwomon
    jaguarwomon ·

    I love this camera. One of my favorites.

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