SUN&CLOUD - Solar Powered Camera

By Tokyo PowerShovel

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The world's first self-sustainable camera, it can be powered in three ways—standard USB, solar panel, and hand crank. Or in other words, never be without power for your digital camera again.

  • Shoots stills and video
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 3 megapixels
  • Includes USB cable and instructions manual
  • Optical zoom of 1x
  • Has 15 preset color modes and 8 color and 7 monochrome filters that offer a range of lo-fi and artistic effects
  • Three modes for shooting at specific distances
  • Equipped with an LED light that acts as a flash in poorly lit environments
  • Built-in mic for videos to capture sound
  • Requires MicroSD card (up to 2GB) or MicroSDHC card (up to 16GB) to save photos and video
  • Made in China
  • Dimensions: 6" x 6" x 8"
  • Weight: 0.44 lb.
Three charging options:
  • Solar panel: Fully charged in 12 hours of direct sunlight
  • Hand crank generator: 30 turns of the knob powers 2-4 shots
  • USB connection to power source: Fully charged in 75 minutes

3 Reviews (3.7 out of 5 Grommets)

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Seems like a great idea to me.


For Me, let me break it down for you. This camera DOES need electricity; either solar or hand crank. Your old field camera is not even in the same league with the PowerShovel.More > < Less




This is absolutely AMAZING. Don't listen to the haters. Keep making this unique and remarkable product. I love it!




"The world's first self-sustainable camera"? Really? Because it does not require batteries? The same is true of my hundred year old field camera.More > < Less

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Tokyo Powershovel - Unconventional Cameras

About Tokyo PowerShovel

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.