I have been promising to buy Motoki a little camera to play with for the past few months. After getting tired of him leaking tears whenever we passed cameras in a store, I ordered the cheapest normal-sized digital camera I could find online. A whopping 1800yen with included waterproof case and free shipping.
It arrived today.
I wasn`t expecting anything even close to what could be vaguely called “quality”. But… This is something entirely in it`s own category of awfulness. I had hoped for something along the lines of the first cell phone camera I had almost 10 years ago. This thing is a step below it.
Curse the “lo-fi toy camera” boom. All you weird people who want crappy digital cameras have made it impossible to find anything of just normal crappiness at a decent price. (6000yen for one small step above this?!? Just because it`s “retro styled” and looks kind of like a Holga? You have to be kidding me.)
Motoki is thrilled with it, crappiness and all, but will definitely be getting this for Christmas.