Thursday, July 22, 2010

the little red camera that could

my youngest sister was once given a small keychain digital camera which she doesn't use anymore.  she was already also given a small videocam that could also take still photos, so the keychain cam remained hardly used in her cabinet.  i remembered it when someone at the lomomanila yahoogroup offered to sell similar cams.  so i asked the sis if her keychain cam still works, and if it does, if i could use it.

since it was her 18th birthday yesterday and she received a lot of cool stuff i think it was a great time to ask her for it. heheh.

so here it is!  the vistaquest vq1005 keychain camera.  i named her pinch.  thanks b!


slide to open and reveal the lens & pop-up viewfinder.  the space between the tip and joint of my index finger rests on the shutter button.

the little button turns the camera on and selects different modes.  the camera has options for picture quality (low, normal, fine), and photo/video mode.  there's also a little lever at the left side that gives you the option to take photos in macro or inifinity.

here are some sample shots:

laptop display. my mom was watching something biology-related.

walking to commonwealth to catch my daily bus to work.

it was still pretty dark.

the girl in front of me in the bus.  across sandiganbayan.

the guy seated across me. 

pavement in ust, by the fountain of wisdom.

i didn't use the tiny viewfinder; just did a lot of shooting from the hip, hehe.  the post-processing i did on the photos was simply the work of the "i'm feeling lucky" button in picasa.  :)

5 comments:

fortuitous faery said...

it's like a spycam the way it's so tiny!

Mike said...

hi. ive googling where i could buy a vistaquest here in the philippines. how's you get one? :) i want one too.

Mike said...

hi. ive googling where i could buy a vistaquest here in the philippines. how's you get one? :) i want one too.

lauren said...

@Mike
"my youngest sister was once given a small keychain digital camera which she doesn't use anymore...
since it was her 18th birthday yesterday and she received a lot of cool stuff i think it was a great time to ask her for it. heheh."
--this is how i got the cam!

anyway, there's a local seller. here's the link:
http://www.tipidpc.com/viewitem.php?iid=6253855

Princess Ody said...

ooooh i love it! parang pang-private investigator :D