Remember the Diana toy camera from the 60s, which became famous among photography geeks for its lo-fi, dreamy captures? That same unpredictable aesthetic now finds itself in digital form with the Digi Clover San, a tiny plastic camera designed to hang on your keychain.
Measuring 1.5 x 2.4 x 0.8 inches, it really is small enough to tether around your keychain, making it easy to pull out when shooting a random scene in the middle of nowhere. Sure, your cellphone camera can probably do the same crappy takes, but the unpredictable nature of this minuscule shooter should make it a tad more interesting to whip out.
The Digi Clover San is a 2.0 megapixel shooter that can take color-shifted, vintage tone photographs like they’re going out of style (well, they are). It features an f 2.8 lens, automatic exposure, white balance, burst mode and self timer, complete with a pop-up viewfinder and a tiny LCD in the back. The low-fi camera can take images in three resolutions – 1,600 x 1,200, 1,280 x 1,200 and 640 x 480.
Like any crappy digicam, it can shoot video too, in dazzling 320 x 240 at 10 fps with the same lo-fi aesthetic as it does with pictures. You can save your captures on an SD card that you slip in along the side.
Obviously, the Digi Clover San is strictly for adventurous photographers. Any shot you take can turn out to be crap, after all, just as much as it can end up a glorious capture of a moment frozen in time. It’s available, clad in green, for $55.