Ordinarily, #camerathursdays is about our go-to cameras, the cameras that we love and use all the time. But many of us have cameras in our collections that ended up there out of whimsy. We think that’s the case with this week’s subject – a compact little novelty that brings to mind secret agents snapping pictures of documents in Cold-War spy films.
Camera: Digital Zumi
Job: Answering questions, writing blogs
“The Digital Zumi was not a camera I needed, but there was a hedgehog on it and it was only 3.5 inches long. I had to have it. It’s a digital camera that takes images and video with a lo-fi feel and comes in a spy-worthy little package. It’s got a view finder that’s pretty much just for show, but it does let you see the picture on a wee little screen after you’ve taken the shot. While it does offer two choices for resolution and two for ISO, I pretty much have to surrender any hope for control I might otherwise have had. The Zumi gives me all the fun and unpredictability of other toy cameras, without the guilt that accompanies those rolls of film that are still waiting to be developed.”
And here are the pics: