several years ago in hong kong, i came across what i then dubbed ‘best cutesy little camera’ – the ikimono mini camera came in several color/animal combinations and utilized 110 film. i loved how light and compact this camera was – easy to bring along <key chain attachment>, this camera would never be too cumbersome to have on hand.  plus despite being a japanese export, i am a sucker for slavic characters – the branding was genius.  >>ff>> now meet my pal zumi!

Superheadz Digital Harinezumi

digital harinezumi

travel+leisure revealed [to me via KT] the incredible superheadz update!  not only does it have the same adorable animal logo – but this digital version can shoot silent super 8 style films <up to 2 hours>!  i sympathize with t+l’s lyndsey matthews: i love my diana but processing film in nyc = $$$$.  plus, medium format stuff is sensitive and less than 20 shots/roll.  nothing will replace film : obviously.  nothing will replace my SLR : no duh.  but the zumi would be a nice little brother.  now the question is: go with black hedgehog, or limited edition white kitty?


digital buchineko

available for pre-order from photojojo, freestyle and probably others.