Lomo Sprocket Rocket review

Big, bold and beautiful - retro analogue snapper put to the test

Sprocket Rocket superpop
The neon colours in the Sprocket Rocket Superpop range

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Lomo sprocket rocket

Lomography's Sprocket Rocket is a fun camera that will certainly get you noticed when out on the street, especially if you opt for one of the new neon colours in the Superpop range.

Don't expect perfect image quality from the camera, but do expect to learn something new and to let your creative side out.

On the downside, owning a Lomo camera is something of an investment. Not exactly cheap to begin with, retailing between £70 and £80, don't forget you'll also need to shell out for film and developing every 18 pictures – and that can soon add up.

We like

The fun retro styling, neon pop colours and the sense of fun and nostalgia that the Sprocket Rocket provides.

We dislike

It can soon turn into an expensive hobby, especially with unpredictable results – this is something you need to learn to love.


One of the Lomography Society's key principles is that you should always have your Lomo with you for those unexpected moments. This is something we'd recommend with this camera. Pop it into your bag and almost forget about it, take pictures in a variety of locations and you'll find yourself delighted when the results come back.

Amy Davies

Amy has been writing about cameras, photography and associated tech since 2009. Amy was once part of the photography testing team for Future Publishing working across TechRadar, Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N Photo and Photography Week. For her photography, she has won awards and has been exhibited. She often partakes in unusual projects - including one intense year where she used a different camera every single day. Amy is currently the Features Editor at Amateur Photographer magazine, and in her increasingly little spare time works across a number of high-profile publications including Wired, Stuff, Digital Camera World, Expert Reviews, and just a little off-tangent, PetsRadar.