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JOCO VX5 12MP Digital Holga Camera

3.0 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

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Receive a FREE Joco Neck Strap, with your Joco VX5 Purchase The Natural Sucessor to the Digital Holga The new JOCO VX5 has that classic retro styling and is being hailed as the Digital Holga. We think it looks a lot like the Holga with the optical viewfinder relegated to the right end of the camera body. The VX5 seems to be a fuss-free Camera, a 12-megapixel sensor, it is quite a step up from its predecessors. 2.4-inch LCD, and automatic ISO setting. Focusing just like the Lomo and Holga is manual as the symbol beside the 42.5mm optics indicates macro and landscape options. Powered by three AA-size batteries and has video-recording capability which maxes out at 640x480-pixel resolution. This camera series was originaly launched to much Digital Holga ballyhoo as the Yashica EZ 521 and we carried them and they are now impossible to find, and then as the REBADGED Takashi, and now the JOCO. All these successive models have had the same beautifully simple Lo-Fi styling. This JOCO camera, which can produce the vivid, dreamy look of the Lomo, and the Holga cameras has become the new, true, Digital Holga King, only now slightly updated. Limited availability on these rare gems, so grab one before we sell out again! The new retro style digital camera, called the JOCO VX5, features a 12 megapixel CMOS sensor, 6 filter Lomo effects, optical viewfinder, built in flash, available for 150USD. Key Features: •12.0 Megapixel CMOS sensor •4 x digital zoom •Built-in flash •Black corner effects (vignette) •Takes still pictures as well as videos. •Retro effect videos and it records sound as well~ •Small, lightweight and easy to use! •Don’t have to develop your films anymore! •2.4inch LCD screen to preview your pictures (live view) •With 7 effects

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Shipping Weight 2 pounds
ASIN B00773A8NW
Item model number VX5
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3.0 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

3.0 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #33,616 in Camera & Photo
#3,608 in Camera & Photo > Point & Shoot Digital Cameras
Date first available at Amazon.com February 9, 2012

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I bought this camera without being able to find any reviews. The price was good, I love holga, diana, lomo and toy cameras, so what the heck.

It is a cheap, plasticy cameara with a shutter so quiet, you can't hear it. fixed focus lens, or you can adjust it for macro. no appature adjustment. I personally would have loved an appature adustment - remember the sun or the cloudy settings - no biggie, I do like the fixed focus.

When you get your camera, be sure to have 3 new AAA batteries. I does come with them, but they are cheap and probably near dead, I got 3 shots before mine were gone. Also a SD card. I put a 4GB, that's good for 800 shots at the fine (12mp) setting.

The two biggest disapointments for me was #1 a rectangular screen. I really got into the square format of diana images with the vignetted edges. You will get some vignetted sides with this camera, but without the square formant, a big bummer for me. Sure you can crop, but loose the vignette -

The other issue I had was #2 the lens is way too sharp. Nothing like the Holga lenses, this lens was rather sharp without the abberations that make the Holga lenses unique. Not as sharp as a DSLR Lens, maybe more like a cellphone. Good, but not great, but not poor either.

But the camera is fun and easy to use. I don't get into the effects that are built in, you can add those later if you like wtih photoshop or lightroom. I shot outside on a sunny day, and got nice contrasty images. The shutter speed is rather slow, so have a steady hand, or enjoy the blur. It's also nice you can turn the flash on or off. The digital zoom is useless - you can crop later needed.

So it is what it is. Not a Lomo or Holga, but a fun toy camera to use and enjoy. I'll keep mine and am looking forward to using it again.
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I have been facinated by the trend in photography called Lomography, which consists of using cheap plastic conventional cameras to produce images with visual defects, vignetting, and often unconventional color gamuts. The images acquired by these cameras have a nostagic appeal, especially for people like myself whose first camera may very well have been a consumer level film camera. My first camera was a Kodak Brownie, which which took square pictures. Square prints were ubiquitous until point and shoot 35 mm cameras replaced Instamatics and Polaroids in the 80s when the 3 to 2 aspect ratio ruled. So I considered buying a Diana film camera, but things like the availability and cost of film and processing quickly discouraged me. So what next? It was possible to create a "lomo" look in Photoshop and other image processing software, but that elliminated the fun and sponaiety of being able to go out and just shoot photos with crazy abandon and then pick out ones best shots later. So what other options did I have? Read on:

Enter the Lomo JOCO VX5 which is considered to be a "toy" camera. Billed as digital Holga, it is sort of a weird hybrid that produces lomo looking images at 4000 x 3000 resolution (3 to 2 35mm film aspect ratio)--with a variety of easy to access effects. I agree with the other reviewer here that it would have been better if a square or 1:1 aspect ratio were available as the vignetting the camera produces can't be turned off so severe cropping would be necessary to get more of a true Holga or Diana look. The color images it produces is similar to cross processing and a bit washed out; others are a selection of tints.
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It broke after a week. It's unfortunate because it was fun to use though. Save your money
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