When the Robot Camera Looks at You...


… you can’t say no. How to resist those robotic three little eyes asking to take a photo of you and multiplied by three?

I was reading a beautiful location in Thailand by antibiotyx when some really curious, divided in three photos caught my attention. I did a bit of research until I found what camera had taken those pictures and ever since I couldn’t say no to that nice robot face.

I found the robot camera (full name: Disderi Three Lens Robot Camera) on e-bay and the first thing to take into account is its price: 9 euro with free shipping!! Secondly, it’s really easy to use: I went to the post office with a roll of film in my bag, I loaded it and I launched myself into the street. I must say that, if normally people look at you when you’re using any Lomo camera, when they spot you holding a white box with a green robot face on it shooting trees and people, you become your neightborhood celebrity!

Third: the results are great!!! The robot camera takes sequential photos but it isn’t as noticeable as with the Supersampler, for example, and it doesn’t have a flash, so it’s perfect for outdoor shooting. Portraits come out beautifully and landscapes and buildings pictures have this “artistic” touch that I love. What else could we ask for in a summer trip with our friends?

written by mochilis on 2010-12-10 #gear #review #triple #iso-400 #robot-camera #first-roll #hongkong #tests #user-review #three-lenses
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  1. tallgrrlrocks
    tallgrrlrocks ·

    I want one! :D

  2. fash_on
    fash_on ·

    the vertical shots are very interesting, never see those before :)

  3. antibiotyx
    antibiotyx ·

    very nice!!! mine is green too.
    btw, robot cam has a cute twin sister. it's a star 2-lens camera. ;)

  4. wuxiong
    wuxiong ·

    Very cute cam and the photos are beautiful. It has got another brother with 4 lens , same but without flash like the actionsampler. Made in China...

  5. eatcpcks
    eatcpcks ·

    robot cam a must have.. I want one:D

  6. copefan
    copefan ·

    fantastic pocket sized plastic.... i must dig mine out!

  7. tal_dr
    tal_dr ·

    where can i get one? is it like the actionsample? does it take 3 snaps at a time or 3 snaps together?
    thanks for the review

  8. bass_clarinet_2000
    bass_clarinet_2000 ·

    I always saw these on eBay and I wondered how it was. Now I have to wait until pay day and go get one!

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