Tokyo PowerShovel

Unconventional Cameras

From every angle

For everyone from the photography purist to the digital junkie, Tokyo PowerShovel has developed two decidedly different ways to capture a moment.

A throwback to the past, The Last Camera is a 35mm toy camera that actually works. Of course, you have to build it before you can use it. Fascinating and fun for DIY types interested in understanding the inner workings of an analog camera.

On the other end of the spectrum, The SUN&CLOUD is a digital camera powered by the sun. Whether you’re enjoying the great outdoors or
traveling the world, there’s no need to find a plug to charge this camera—just look to the sky. If the battery is running low and the sun isn’t in view, simply turn the camera’s crank to give it a quick mini charge so you never miss another picture perfect moment. The Sun&Cloud features 15 pre-set color modes and even captures video.

Company founder, Hideki Ohmori, thinks that photography, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. In his own words, “cameras are just boxes after all…but in front and behind them are…people.” Ohmori believes in exploring every angle of a situation and these two cameras do just that.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Aaron

    Hey Grometeers,

    Aaron from The Grommet here! We are thrilled to introduce these cool cameras from Japan and hope you join in our celebration of the novelty and sheer enjoyment of photography.

    I and our resident (and skillful) photographer and tester, Rachel, are happy to answer any questions you may have!

  • Teresa
    9/23/2013 2:39 PM

    A question: The Last Camera-DIY35mm. Could you please expand on the type of film which is to be used with this camera? Thank you

  • Rick
    9/23/2013 3:16 PM

    @Teresa This is a 35mm camera as stated in the description. It, therefore, uses 35mm roll film which is still available at many stores. You also need to get it developed and that can usually be done where you purchased the film. This is how photography was done before the digital age took over.

  • Aaron
    Aaron – Special Guest
    9/23/2013 3:16 PM


    Hi Teresa,

    Aaron from The Grommet here. Good question. "35mm" indicates the type of film. It is actually the most commonly used film for still photography so it will be easy to find at many convenience stores, big box retailers, photography retailers and more.

  • Aaron
    Aaron – Special Guest
    9/23/2013 3:17 PM


    Rick beat me to it! Thank you, Rick, for the informative response.

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