Vistaquest

I recently acquired a Vistaquest 3Mpx mini-camera. Vistaquest is a small company specialized in making very small cameras with not much quality; made of plastic and without LCD screen, the pictures taken are very saturated and very contrasty. I bought the VQ-3005 model to play and see what can you get with one of them; it has a F2.8 lens, it cost me 40 euros (50 dollars) and its size is similar to that of a lighter.

Vistaquest

These are some of the photos that I’ve been able to get; to center the camera correctly is quite complicated because of the lack of screen, but maybe thanks to that some of the pictures are more interesting. The only pictures that I’ve retouched are the ones in black and white, the rest I’ve uploaded them as the camera took them.

If you are interested, you can browse around this search in Flickr where you can see really impressive photos taken with Vistaquest cameras.

Vista quest 3Mpx test pictures

Vista quest 3Mpx test pictures

Vista quest 3Mpx test pictures

Vista quest 3Mpx test pictures

Vista quest 3Mpx test pictures

Vista quest 3Mpx test pictures

Vista quest 3Mpx test pictures

Vista quest 3Mpx test pictures

Vista quest 3Mpx test pictures

Vista quest 3Mpx test pictures

Vista quest 3Mpx test pictures

Vista quest 3Mpx test pictures

Vista quest 3Mpx test pictures

Vista quest 3Mpx test pictures

Vista quest 3Mpx test pictures

Vista quest 3Mpx test pictures

Vista quest 3Mpx test pictures

Vista quest 3Mpx test pictures

Vista quest 3Mpx test pictures

Vista quest 3Mpx test pictures

Vista quest 3Mpx test pictures

Vista quest 3Mpx test pictures

10 Comments
  • enekochan

    June 2, 2010 at 12:26 am

    Looks like a fun to use camera. I’ll try to buy one.

  • Brandon

    June 2, 2010 at 3:08 am

    Hi there! I have a Vistaquest VQ1005 that I probably paid more than $50 for. Any idea what’s new with the 3005? I’d love to know where you bought it (store/online), and maybe I’ll get one too. Your pictures do seem sharper than mine.

    Check out my iPhone and toy camera photography site if you have a minute – http://pocketplastic.com/

    Cheers

  • Gali

    June 2, 2010 at 3:15 am

    Bah! This looks like just a kind of camera I would need! So tiny½

  • Paul

    June 2, 2010 at 4:34 am

    wow, such effects. Did you pick the camera up in Japan or did you get it shipped to you?

  • kirainet

    June 2, 2010 at 7:46 am
  • Brandon

    June 3, 2010 at 3:57 am

    That link leads to a page on the same VQ1005 model I have, and the other link you gave is for the VQ1015 model, which I think is a slight upgrade. I guess yours isn’t a 3005 and that was a typo? Thanks anyway!

  • Brandon

    June 3, 2010 at 3:58 am

    My bad, the VQ3005 is 3mp as you’ve said. I’m sure I’ll find one on Rakuten with a little hunting. Thanks again.

  • RMilner

    June 3, 2010 at 5:25 am

    I suppose a camera which makes you guess at the composition creates a sort of found art.

  • Draca

    August 15, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    @kirainet I checked the site and it’s sold out, plus shipping to the U.S. is about $165. Is there an alternative supplier in the US that you know about or do I have to go through Rakuten?

  • mich

    January 3, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    these pics look definitely beautiful mostly because of the sights and most of our mobiles have the same function i think, so is it worthy of a try?