All the stuff you don't need to know about digital lomo cameras, also known as digilomo and toy digi cameras or in Japan as Toideji and Toidegi. Where to buy a digital lomo camera, which one is best, cheap, expensive, how much to they cost, sample images, can they replace film lomography and holgagraphy cameras..

Mini Digi GH-TCAM30C

Digital Toy Camera from Green House: The Mini Digi GH-TCAM30C Series
This is basically the same camera as the funky and colourful Mini Digi P

Retro look and feel
300 000 pixel digital camera toy classic with leather strap

Available in 3 different colours

Power × 1 AAA battery
Power consumption 0.31W
Physical Dimensions W59 × D34 × H45 (mm)
Weight 25g (body only)
Operating temperature range 0 ℃ ~ 45 ℃

Mini Digi GH-TCAM30P

Digital Toy Camera from Green House: The Mini Digi GH-TCAM30P Series

This is basically the same camera as the retro looking Mini Digi C

Available in 5 colours

Toy digital camera with just 300 000 pixel, comes with a silicon strap, cute, bright and colourful appearance with movie mode and silicon body

Sensor 1/5 inch CMOS
Effective pixels 300 000 pixels
Still image size Quad-VGA (1280 × 960), VGA (640 x 480), QVGA (320 × 240) 
Still image formats JPEG / BMP
Number of still image shooting Quad-VGA / VGA: (uncompressed) 25 shots, 76 shots (compressed) 
QVGA: (uncompressed) 100 shots, 311 shots (compressed)
Movie Size QVGA (320 × 240) even when using the same size ※ PC camera
Video format AVI 
Video frame rate When using 14.99fps 5fps, PC camera
Video recording time 30 seconds up to 1 minute
Focal length 1m ~ ∞
Focus Fixed focus
White balance Automatic
Self-timer 10 seconds
Power × 1 AAA battery
Power consumption 0.33W
Physical Dimensions W60 × D30 × H43 (mm)
Weight 24g (body only)
Operating temperature range 5 ℃ ~ 40 ℃

BONZART Lit Digital Camera

The Pretty Little Digital Camera 

The Bonzart Lit color TFT LCD 1.44 inches rainy day on the back. Lightly press the power button, power on still image shooting mode. Through the lens, the subject can be checked in real time. Movie shooting mode by pressing the power button again,  to switch to playback mode, press again. 300 000 pixel CMOS, minimum focusing distance of 50cm. Image sizes 3M (2048 × 1536), 1M (1280 × 1024), VGA (640 × 480), 640 × 480,320 × 240 video mode.  4x zoom which can also be used in both video and stills.

The Bonzart Lit comes in 3 different colours: Red, Black or White

Image quality (standard Super Fine / Fine) 
Metering mode (multi / spot center) 
White balance settings (incandescent / fluorescent light / cloudy / sunny Auto)
Shooting modes(Continuous / 10 sec off / S timer / S 2-second timer) 
Exposure compensation (6 in the direction of change in steps from 0.0 to +2.0 and -2.0)  
Colour effects (Red / Sepia / Negative / B & W / Normal / Green / Blue)
Power USB Charge Li-on battery
Dimensions 66 × 43 × 20mm
Weight 33g

Currently only available in Japan but that will soon change!

Gizmon HalfD Digital Camera Half Frame

Gizmon HalfD Digital Camera

Product Name GIZMON HALF D
Image sensor 2 million pixel CMOS
Lens f = 3.8mm, F2.6, 0.5m ~ ∞
Mount GIZMON magnetic mount ring
Focus Focus-free
LCD display 1.5 "TFT LCD
Exposure compensation ± 3.0 (1.0EV step)
ISO sensitivity Auto / ISO 100/200/400
White balance Auto
Self-timer Seconds, 10 Off, 20 seconds
Image sizes (Standard 4:3), 1200 × 1200 (Square 1:1), 800 × 1200 (Half) 1600 × 1200: Still
Video: Yes Voice Recording VGA @ 30fps


Memory (16MB DDR) Built-in memory , up to 32GB  Micro SD Card
Auto power off 30 seconds, 1 minute, 3 minutes
Other Features: microphone, tripod hole,continuous shooting function, PC Cam
Firmware Can be updated
File Format JPEG / AVI
Language settings English, Japanese, Simplified and Traditional Chinese
OS support Windows XP / Vista / 7 / Mac OSX / Linux
PC interface USB2.0
Power Lithium-ion battery rechargable via USB Cable
Dimensions (W) 64mm × (H) 40mm × (D) 16mm
Weight About 35g (body only)

Digital Harinezumi 3.0

Digital Harinezumi 3.0

Digital Harinezumi 3.0 has been designed to add a wide variety of digital enhancements to your images, such as monochrome, vivid colour, together with a number of different ageing effects.
As well as new modes for overexposure and smoky effects, as well as extreme noise modes achieved using the aggressive 3.5x digital zoom. The Digital Harinezumi 3.0 is now available to buy online

Sensor Pixel: 3M
Sensor: CMO
Lens: f=4.0mm (35mm equivalent focal length 38mm)
Image Size: 2048x1536, 1024x768
Movie Size: 640x480
ISO: 100 & 800
Exposure: Auto
Focal Distance: Normal: 1m-∞  Macro: approximately 3cm
White Balance: Auto
Self Timer: 10 sec.
Image File Format: JPEG
Movie File Format: AVI with audio
Frame Rates: 30FPS, 8FPS, 1FPS
Memory: Micro SD card up to 2GB Micro SDHC cardup to 16GB
Flash: None
Camera Size: 6.7 x 11.5 x 4.7 cm
Weight of Camera: 104 g
Battery: CR2
Warranty Period: 6 months manufacturer's warranty

Now available in pink, blue, red, black and white

Pokedigi SQ30m Digital Camera

World's smallest key-chain "Digital Lomo Camera" (53mm × 23mm × 19mm)
4 image color choices (normal, monochrome, noise, vivid)
Square shaped and sized photo (1200 × 1280 pix)
Movie like a nostalgic 8 mm film
Embedded lithium-ion battery chargeable by USB connection
Switchable lens in two steps (infinity / macro)

Shooting without viewfinder
SQ30m doesn't have a viewfinder or liquid crystal display when taking pictures. Please focus on the line at the upper part of the camera to take a photo.

Slow shutter speed
It takes a few seconds to save the photo after pressing the shutter button, and it is not possible to take pictures continuously. Please wait with patience, and take your time.

●Imaging device 1/2.7 type 1.95 million pixel CMOS censor
Effective Pixel amount : 1.92 million pixels
Total Pixel amount : 1.95 million pixels
●Embedded memory: 64MB memory SDRAM memory ※1
●External memory media type micro SD memory card (offered separately, available up to 2GB) ※2
●Conservation form Still image - JPEG Exif 2.1 compliance / Movie - AVI
●Graphic mode (Still image) 1280 × 1200 pixel
●Movie size 320 × 240 pixel
Number of film frames: 8 frames per second, codec method: Motion JPEG
●Display Digital display
●Lens fixed focus lens / one layered glass + two layered plastic
F3.1 f = 6.5mm (35mm camera reduction 39.5mm)
●Shooting distance micro 15~50cm / normal : 1m~∞
●Shutter speed electronic formula 1/6~1/50 per second
●Exposure compensation automatic
●ISO sensitivity automatic
●Electric power saving automatic power-off function in approximately 30 seconds
●Output terminal USB1.1
●Electric source lithium-ion battery chargeable by USB connection
Battery life: 250 photos (still image)
●Battery life ※3 250 photos (still image)
●Environment (usage temperature) 0℃~40℃(without moisture)
●External dimensions (W) 53 × (H) 23 × (D) 19mm (without protrusions)
●Weight approximately 21g

Sample photos taken by Sq30m Pokedigi camera

Sample videos taken on the Exemode Pokedigi SQ30m

SQ30m video monochrome

SQ30m video noise

SQ30m video vivid

AgfaPhoto Sensor 505-D

Black, sophisticated, perfect retro design – the AgfaPhoto sensor 505-D delivers superb unpredictable lomo style pictures and captivates with its classic cool design. The handling of the AgfaPhoto sensor 505-D delivers just what its classic, chic design promises. It fulfils all requirements with a mini joystick and four buttons to operate the camera. The red sensor shutter provides comfortable operation and is a compact design element. Small enough to fit in most pockets. The 2.4" TFT display simplifies the selection of recorded pictures. Five scene modes make photography easier under differing lighting conditions. The camera offers a 4x digital zoom and 32-megabyte internal memory. All models of the AgfaPhoto sensor D series are equipped with an energy-saving CMOS sensor.

Sensor: 5.0 megapixels CMOS
Lens and Type: Fixed focus lens
Focal length: f = 7.5mm
Equivalent to 35mm camera: 44 mm
Apeture: F/3.1
Shutter speed: 1/2000 ~ 1/14 sec.
Digital zoom: 4x
Focus range: 1.5m ~ infinity
Exposure compensation: +/- 2.0 in 1/2 step
ISO: Auto
White balance: Auto/Manual (daylight/cloudy/tungsten/fluorescent)
Exposure control: Automatic
Color Display: 2.4'' TFT-LCD Display
Memory (internal): 32 MB flash memory
Memory (external): SD memory card (up to 2 GB)
Photo Resolution: 2592 x 1944, 2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480
Video Resolution: 640 x 480, 320 x 240 with sound on PC
Web cam: upto 640 x 480
Photo Format: JPEG
Video Format: AVI
Audio Format: WAV
Flash light: Built-in (auto, off/on)
USB: 1.1
Power supply: 2 x AAA batteries
Auto power off: 1min./2min./off
Dimension: 100 x 59.4 x 26.6 mm
Body: Highend plastic
Weight: 85g
Accessories: 2 x AAA batteries, Pouch, hand strap, USB cable
Software: Driver (PC), Arcsoft PhotoImpression, Arcsoft VideoImpression, instruction manual on CD multilingual.

VistaQuest VQ 2005 Digital Keychain Camera

The VistaQuest VQ2005 Red 2MP Keychain Digital Camera features great compact portability for quick shots wherever you go. The 2MP resolution gives you clear pictures. View menu and shots on the black and white status LCD display.
Key Features & Benefits:
  • 2 megapixel resolution
    Delivers excellent picture quality
  • Fixed lens
    Offers f/2.8 aperture to let light in for better shots
  • Black and white status LCD display
    View your pictures and menu on this black and white display
  • Movie recording
    Record movies in QVGA at 320 x 240 pixels
  • Multi-format memory slot
    Compatible with SD memory cards
Max Shutter Speed: 1/1500 sec
Min Shutter Speed: 1/15 sec
Exposure Modes: Automatic
White Balance: Automatic
Still Image Format: JPEG
Video Capture: AVI - 640 x 480 ¦ AVI - 320 x 240
Lens System
Type: Lens - f/2.8
Lens Aperture: F/2.8
Memory / Storage
Supported Flash Memory: SD Memory Card
Additional Features
Self Timer Delay: 10 sec, 2 sec
Additional Features: Auto power save
Supported Battery Details: 1 x AAA alkaline battery ( included )
Connector Type: 1 x USB
System Requirements for PC Connection
Operating System Support: MS Windows XP, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows ME, MS Windows 98 SE
Cables Included: USB cable
Included Accessories: Keychain
Software: Drivers & Utilities, ArcSoft PhotoImpression, ArcSoft VideoImpression
Width: 60mm
Height: 38mm 
Depth: 20mm
Weight: 15g (without battery)

VistaQuest VQ1015 R2 Digital Keychain Camera

VistaQuest make a range of keychain digital lomo cameras that are great fun and in true lomography style are simple to use. This camera weighs in at just 52g included battery!

3 Shutter Speed mode: 1/237, Auto, 1/5
Video Capture mode for video recording
Time Capture mode for self shooting
3 different resolution and continuous shooting mode
Surprisingly vivid colors!... camera geeks will be speechless!
Charming pictures, lovely vignetting (tunnel effect)!!
It's all made of plastic... as tiny and light as it gets!
LCD for Film counter, Battery status and different shooting mode

Image Sensor: 1.3M CMOS Sensor (1280 x 1024)
Lens: F3.2, f=6.5mm
Still Image Resolution: 1600 x 1200 Pixels 18 Pictures
1200 x 1024 Pixels 24 Pictures
640 x 480 Pixels 74 Pictures
Video Capture: 320 x 240 Pixels 40 secs Exposure: -2.0EV +2.0EV
White Balance: Automatic
LCD Display: Status
Power: 1 AAA 1.5V Alkaline Battery (included)
SD Card Size: Support Up to 2GB

Yashica EZ Digital F521

Yashica EZ F521 is a retro styled digital camera that produces lomography style pictures straight out of the camera. At least in terms of spec some see this as a "Digital Holga". The Yashica EZ-F521 has a 5mp 1/2.5" CMOS sensor (interpolated to 12mp), fixed lens at 43mm equivalent, a 2.4-inch LCD, optical viewfinder, SD/SDHC support, and takes AAA (triple-A) batteries. Fitted with a glass layered plastic lens, just like the Holga

Hard to believe but this digital lomography photo was taken with the camera pointed towards the midday sun using the in-camera low contrast setting. No photoshop or any other post editing software have been used. What you see came straight from the camera itself. A number of in-camera settings and filters are included on the Yashica EZ F521 to produce the effects you require. The Yashica has six digital colour settings that can be applied during shooting; Normal, Sepia, B/W, Negative, Red, Green and Blue. There are also a selection post filters that can be applied after the photo has been taken including contrast, cool, warm, evening and binarize. You can apply these an infinite number of times to the same image, and it's all done in-camera.

No longer available as the Yashica EZF521, this camera is now branded as Takashi FX521.