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3.0 out of 5 stars Odd, Not Particularly Useful, February 7, 2013
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This review is from: Nishika N8000 35 mm Quadrascopic Stereo 3D Lenticular Camera (Camera)
EDIT: After owning this camera for about a year, I decided to kick it up to 3 stars instead of two. While I still stand by my original review (unedited, below), I feel that shooting with this camera at least provides some entertainment. The results are not particularly moving, but they are unique. Also, the original review was written prior to coupling this camera with a flash on the hot shoe, which has also influenced me to change my rating. This camera is unique - for several good reasons and a number of lousy ones - but again at this price, it's cheap enough to splurge on for nothing more than curiosity's sake. It's grown on me, despite its shortcomings.

One last item for the edit: this camera does feature a frame counter - not a given in the toy camera market, but definitely necessary for a camera that shoots double-wide.

ORIGINAL REVIEW:

When I bought this camera, I made the decision based on two factors: first, the diminutive price, and second, the fact that it used plastic lenses. I was hoping to have a camera which achieved a good lomo effect without dropping a lot of money (I believe most toy cameras to be highly overpriced). The results I got from this camera were lackluster and not particularly outstanding in any way.

This camera is a behemoth, covered in chintzy false-features (like the fake LCD and its non-existent pentaprism), but the camera itself feels fairly solid. The drive on this camera is a thumb crank, and all the batteries do is control a light sensor which flashes red if your lighting is too poor. Also, the battery lights an LED on the front of the camera to indicate that the battery is working, which I feel is dangerously close to useless.

That said, after shooting a roll of film with this camera, the results I got were not attractive. I was expecting vignetting and soft focus but got neither. The pictures had no character. There was nothing remarkable about them, other than the film grain.

I have decided to perform some modifications on this camera to help make it at least somewhat more useful, but I wouldn't recommend it. It's not much fun to shoot with, and it's even less fun to carry around.
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