An update to one of the most iconic toy cameras available, the Holga 120GCFN is characterized by its distinctive image quality as well as a unique built-in flash with a spinning color wheel. While the original Holga is best known for its standard-length 60mm f/8 plastic lens, this version features a glass lens construction for slightly greater sharpness and contrast while still retaining the cherished dream-like aesthetic and inherent vignetting and light leaks caused by the plastic body and simple construction. A choice between f/8 or f/11, or "cloudy" and "sunny", aperture settings is available, along with 1/100 sec. or bulb shutter speed settings and a zone focus system for focusing as close as 3' away. The built-in flash contributes to the toy camera aesthetic due to its built-in spinning color wheel, which can be set to red, blue, yellow, or standard white settings for creatively colored highlights. A tripod mount is also incorporated into the base of the camera for stable long exposure shooting in low-light conditions. A camera designed to bring the fun back to photography, the Holga is a classic toy camera capable of making some remarkable, yet inherently lo-fi photographs.
The 120GCFN model accepts 120-format roll film and includes both 6 x 4.5cm and 6 x 6cm inserts to record 16 or 12 exposures per roll, respectively. Film is manually advanced between shots using the top winding knob, with the frame progression checked using the rear red window.