Yes, we know — the name sounds like a camcorder for kids. But while the Viddy DIY Pinhole Camera does take pictures, they're not of the moving variety. Assembly takes as little as 30 minutes and requires only stickers, split pins, and a small drop of glue, while the body is made from durable recycled cardboard and is screenprinted and die-cut by hand in the UK. Features include a precision, laser-cut pinhole, a red light-proof window, the ability to work with both 35mm and medium format film, and a companion app that will let you know how long you need to hold the shutter for a great exposure.
If you want to be shooting with this black beauty this summer, here's your chance. All you have to do is follow us on Instagram. That's it. So go on. Hop on over and follow us. We'll wait. Ok. So as we were saying, now that you've followed us and will now be enjoying behind-the-scenes photos from our adventures, you'll be entered to win the all-black X100S we have here at the office. Then you'll be able to use it on your own adventures if you win. Good deal, right? We'll pick a winner at random on June 30.
If you've been waiting around for Fujifilm to release their excellent X100S Camera ($1,300) in black, you can stop, because the wait is over. This camera — already a favorite for street photographers thanks to its retro styling, compact size, fixed large aperture lens (23mm at f2), and powerful 16 megapixel CMOS sensor and EXR processor — is now even better for discrete photography with its new stealthy colorway. Additional features include easy-to-use manual controls for aperture and shutter speed, an intelligent hybrid autofocus, full HD video capability, and excellent color quality for some of the best portraits you've ever taken.
The people at Lomography do as much as anyone to keep analog photography alive — so we couldn't think of anyone better to make an all-new instant system. The Lomo Instant Camera features a retro-styled body in one of four colorways, a built-in, 27mm equivalent wide angle lens, three shooting modes, including two manual, a tripod mount, cable release support, and simple two-step focusing. You can expand its capabilities with fisheye and portrait attachments and with color gels, but perhaps the best part is its support for Fujifilm Instax Mini film — the most widely available instant film around.