OLX Paper Shoot Camera. It operates using two AAA batteries.

Quirk of the Month: OLX Paper Shoot Camera

Eco babes, here’s an earth-friendly gadget you’ll love—the Paper Shoot Camera. It’s a DIY assembly digital camera with a stone paper casing.

There are different designs available at Paper Shoot Philippines, but mine’s a special customized version by OLX, who has been active in helping Filipinos reduce their carbon footprint.

The specs:
5 MP CMOS image sensor
Automatic exposure compensation and white balance
Supports standard and Wifi SD cards up to 32GB
Micro USB jack
4 color effects: normal, black and white, sepia, and blue
1-button system for on, off, and shoot
Compatible with MAC OS and Windows XP SP2/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10
DIY assembly

Modern meets retro. If you remember how basic film cameras worked back in the day, this one is a bit similar. It’s digital, but has only one main button and four filter settings. No flash and no zooming.

What’s in the box:
1 camera board
1 paper case
1 washable paper strap
1 micro USB cable
4 plastic and 2 brass fasteners
*If you’re buying from the international site, AAA batteries are not included for shipping safety reasons. If you’re buying from the Philippines, (1) 8 GB SD card and (2) AAA batteries are included. If you’re buying from Paper Shoot, it’s ₱P3,995 per camera, and there are many designs available. This one from OLX is a limited-edition promotional version and is not for sale.

Don’t be intimidated; it’s easy to assemble.
Made in Taiwan

Length: 109mm
Width: 70mm
Thickness: 12mm
Weight: 60g (without batteries)

If you’ve been following my blog for the last few years, you’d know that I’m a sucker for quirky cameras, especially the ones that you need to build yourself. This one will fit right in with my pinhole camera, juice box camera, and other vintage cams.

The camera has four filters.
Using my rescue dogs as subjects, I tested the four filters. Clockwise from top left: normal, sepia, blue, and black and white. When I transferred the files to my MacBook, they were around 700KB to 1.5MB per photo.

1. Keep your hands clean and dry when using this camera.
2. Use it when it’s dry and sunny outside.
3. Avoid water contact and extreme heat at all costs.
4. This isn’t meant to take award-winning National Geographic photos, so pretend it’s 1990: Keep your hands steady, make sure there’s enough natural light, and don’t attempt to disassemble the circuit board.
5. If you’re wearing a lot of makeup, avoid placing the camera on your skin when looking through the viewer.

OLX Paper Shoot Camera. It operates using two AAA batteries.

OLX’s Paper Shoot Camera contest just ended, but don’t fret! They’ve collaborated with KateWasHere.com for a new giveaway. I’m raffling off one camera to my loyal readers (plus points if you’re an eco babe!). Join via the Rafflecopter below:

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Winner will be announced on October 13 here and on my Facebook page. Good luck!