This is my review of a camera I really enjoy using, and I love the effects it gives. However, it is not without problems, in my opinion.
I have had my Lomography Colorsplash White Edition for about 8 months after becoming very jealous of my chap’s Chrome edition. I love the physical appearance of the camera, it is lomo plastic at its most fantastic in my opinion. I also like the random shape of it, with the flash stuck out on the side. It is a good size and weight and due to the flash it makes it a great night out camera. I love the colour wheel mechanism (although it can sometimes be a bit fiddly) allowing you to quickly change between four different flash colours after a few easy clicks.
During the daytime I feel that it works nicely as a generic point and shoot camera for daylight shooting, and also the flash can be used it the day to give a light colour cast to an object in the foreground.
Of course, it works best in the dark, either as a generic flash camera, or as a long exposure camera with a burst of coloured flash at the end.
My main gripe with this little gem of a camera however, is that quite often it doesn’t flash when it is supposed to. At first, I thought it might be me doing something wrong, but my boyfriend does it on his too. And I think it is all Colorsplash cameras that do this because we have used 4 and they are all the same. You can have your shot ready, set it on short exposure, wait for the ready light and fire, but nothing! This happened about 7 times on my last roll, leading to blank negatives back from the lab.
Editor’s Note: Has anyone found a solution for this problem with the Colorsplash Camera? Share it with us with a comment below!