Battle of the Lofi Digi Cams

The three most important Lofi Digi Cams in the world are the Gameboy Camera, the Casio WQV-1 (the first watch with a built-in camera for the mass market) and its color enabled sequel, the Casio WQV-10.

Technical facts overview:

resolution in pixels color depth native data format
Gameboy Camera 128×112 2 Bit (4 shades of gray) binary format*
Casio WQV-1 120×120 4 Bit (16 shades of gray) uncompressed bitmap or JPEG/JFIF
Casio WQV-10 176×144 24 Bit (16.7 million colors) JPEG/JFIF

* There are no official means of saving images, all known tools save uncompressed data.

With the huge archives of Olia Lialina and Dragan Espenschied it was possible to compile image sets that allow a comparison of the cameras.

The image sets always show exactly the same object, captured with the three cameras. (With one exception.) The features of the different devices were used but the data has not been modified after.

Click on the image you like best to vote and see the voting results!


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