This is an *updated* review of a great new plastic camera that has been developed and designed by the company Superheadz ~ superheadz.com in Japan.
Powershovel are behind the company Superheadz Ina Babylon who market all kinds of cool cameras that use film and often alternative formats, they are also the driving force behind many great artistic projects that involve music, books and analog photography.
My previous movie was a 'teaser' of the prototype I was sent to trial as well as a few example photos I shot with it at the end. It was pretty low fi video quality and missed out on a few details like ƒ-stop values of the apertures and shutter speed information. I also didn't clearly show the different masking options for the camera, which are shown and described in this video.
As far as I know this is the first 'toy camera' TLR that is exclusively designed to takes 35mm film.
I think the camera is now available in Japan (September 2008) but people overseas may have to wait until the new year to be able to order one (unless you are lucky enough to have a contact in Japan).
The background music is a piece called 'Soup' by a Powershovel musician, Ken Takehisa and is available from the Powershovel site powershovelaudio.com