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The Holga Digital Version of the Holga 120N Retro Camera Supports WiFi Cards!

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

It's always great when old technology transitions into the digital world! Not too long ago Kodak digitized the Super 8 analog camera and now we have a digital version of the original Holga analog camera.

Holga Digital is a digitized version of the Holga 120N retro camera that replaces the medium format film with an 8MP 1/3.2" CMOS sensor. You can choose between 120 or 135 aspect ratio and the camera itself is powered by two double AA batteries.
The images are stored onto an SD card and you can use a wireless memory card to add Wi-Fi to the Holga Digital camera. This is great because it means as soon as you shoot a photo you can immediately see it on your smartphone or tablet.
The Holga Digital camera features a built-in hot shoe (for a flash unit),a thread (for a tripod mount), two-stop apertures f2.8 and f8 as well as a bulb shutter mode for long exposure shots (check out camera lens optics explained for more information).
You can use different lenses (wide, fisheye and tele) and you can use the lens from the Holga 135mm camera with a lens adapter.
Besides its smaller size, the new Holga Digital camera retains pretty well the look and feel of the original analog Holga 120N.
This digital version of Holga also features a "Color" shooting mode and a "Black/White" shooting mode, an SD card port, a micro USB port, a view finder and a shutter.
When you press the shutter, a red LED light blinks (inside the view finder) to confirm the photo has been taken and saved onto the SD card.

The Verdict
The new Holga Digital camera brings a real retro blast from the past and retains the same quirkiness and simplicity the analog Holga 120N had (it's fun to use too). Instead of 120mm film, images are stored on a secure digital card and you won’t have to worry about shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and white balance when using it. The dimensions of the Holga Digital are 56mm thick (from the back to the camera lens tip), 73mm tall (from the base to the top of the hot shoe) and 92mm wide. Check out the Holga Digital Retro Toy Camera

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