Love-Digi Moving Photo Camera is a portable photo booth – almost (video)


Here’s something yourself or your sister might be particularly interested in: A digital camera that helps you to pretty up pictures taken with it on the go. The so-called Love-Digi Moving Photo Camera [JP] is made by Japanese toymaker Takara Tomy and based on the cultural phenomenon of Purikura, photo booths in Japan that especially teenage girls use to create decorated snaps of themselves.

All you need to do is to take a picture (just with a regular camera) first and then add a total of 40 different backgrounds, 30 different frames and about 120 different stamps to it. The 2MP camera has a 2.34-inch LCD with 480×234 resolution, 1GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot and a battery life of 2.5 hours. It’s called “moving photo” because the decorations in the pictures are actually GIF animations that you can view on the camera’s LCD screen. Now the only thing that’s missing in order to really call this a portable photo booth is a built-in printer.


Takara Tomy will start selling the Love-Digi in Japan on November 21 in blue or pink. The Japan Trend Shop already offers the device for everyone living outside this country for $168.

Here’s the super-cute commercial for the camera:

Via Akihabara News