A New Kickstarter Wants to Create the Holga Digital

holga digital

You’ve seen Holga around–those multicolored toy cameras are ubiquitous with their ramshackle construction and attention to light leaks that make for lighthearted and quirky photos. Maybe you’ve used one, maybe you haven’t. Now, the camera has finally gone digital, though it can only be realized if you back it on Kickstarter.

It’s a barebones digital machine with a lens that has two apertures (f2.8 and f8) and two image frames (4:3 and 1:1). It has enough tech inside to support Wi-fi capable SD card, and you have the option to vignette your images or not in the same way that many holgas do. There’s a hot shoe, too, and the ability to mount different lenses via an adaptor. The sensor is presently shrouded in mystery, but we’ll update you when we have more information. Given the $75 or more pledge guarantee of a camera, we’re assuming it isn’t that large; but we could be wrong.

More after the jump.


This looks like it could be a good deal of fun, and the company has already reached nearly 50% of its $50,000 goal. We don’t know necessarily how usable or intuitive it would be, though it appears to function the same as any of Holga’s cameras. There’s no LCD screen, and given that there’s presently no information on the sensor, it’s unclear how exactly it writes the images to the SD card. Time will tell, and when we know, you will, too.

If the prospect of a digital Holga is enticing, mosey on over to the Kickstarter page and have a look.