all of this site’s photos were taken with my 10 euro vga pencam, mostly in berlin. i love that thing, its light and small and takes pictures with a character. there’s not much risk in dropping or even losing it, so i take it along practically everywhere, never missing a photo opportunity. the camera is a dnt camstick xxl, which is similar to aiptek pencam vga+. it delivers quite sharp pictures under good conditions, but the colors are rarely accurate. especially the backlight situations, which i like a lot, tend to freak it out. while i often correct that towards the natural colors, at other times i rather keep the off colors. many who use these cheap cameras will agree that especially their quirks and imperfections, subtle or obvious, can result in a more interesting picture than an accurate copy would be.
these photos can also be seen, among many more taken with cheap digital cameras at .