Lomography HydroChrome Sutton's Panoramic Belair Camera

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Lomography HydroChrome Sutton's Panoramic Belair Camera

With the invention of HydroChrome Sutton’s Panoramic Belair Camera, we invite you to willfully throw caution to the wind, wildly go where no one has gone before and get wet, wet, wet!

Soak up the scenery and drench your sprawling shots with special liquid looks – from coffee to cola, tea to Tango, sparkling water to summer berry syrup – every concoction creates unprecedented, unpredictable effects. Set your imagination free and dive into an ocean of colorful chaos – craft panoptic shots complete with classic lomo vignetting, dreamy aesthetics, authentically analogue perforated edges, and sensational liquid solution effects – all on easy-to-use 35 mm film.

Sutton’s Liquid Lens

Thomas Sutton, born 1819, was an English inventor from a small town on the Island of Jersey. A wild and passionate photographer, he had ideas ahead of his time. Throughout his inspiring lifetime, Sutton conceived, designed and built many new photographic tools, among them was the first panoramic camera.

But what gave him the inspiration for this unique liquid-compatible lens? The answer: a humble snowglobe. He observed how an image could be cast onto the surface of the spherical glass casing as a result of light traveling through the water-filled orb. In a eureka moment, Sutton realized he could harness this science to create panoramic photographs. Instead of stitching multiple photos together, the Sutton Camera used a spherical water-filled lens to create panoramic images. This unique invention made him a pioneer in the development of wide-angle photography.

A Lens You Can Fill With (Almost) Any Liquid!

Inspired by Thomas Sutton’s original liquid-filled lens, we have crafted a contemporary version of the unconventional original unlike any other on earth and what’s more, you have ultimate creative control. You can manipulate the liquid through which the lens focuses, leading to a whole host of effects and deviations with which to intensify your shots. Check out the Liquid Guide for our top tips.

Exposed Sprocket Holes

Have you noticed Instagram’s film border filters that mimic authentic analogue sprocket holes? Us too, and who can blame them, it’s a great look! But instead of faking the effect, you can do it for real with the HydroChrome. Master this authentic analogue aesthetic with no digital trickery required.

35 mm Panoramics

Panoramas are almost as old as photography itself, with the first attempts appearing as early as 1839. Early panoramas were made by placing two or more daguerreotype plates (silver-coated copper plates) side-by-side. Jump forward 180 years to today, skipping a few pioneering iterations on the way, and you have in your hands a fully-functioning 35 mm panoramic camera.


  • Panoramic 35mm Camera
  • Liquid-Filled Lens
  • Shutter Speed: 1/100 sec
  • Fixed Focal Length: 32mm
  • Aperture Range: f/11 to f/168


Focal Length:
Shutter Speed:
1/100s (n), Bulb (B)
PC Sync Terminal
ISO Range:
No ISO Adjustment
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Not Specified by Manufacturer

In The Box

  • HydroChrome Sutton’s Panoramic Belair Camera
  • Sutton Lens Module
  • Aperture & Shutter Module
  • Tube, Valve & Syringe
  • Four Interchangeable Aperture Plates
  • Book & Liquid Guide
  • Customer Reviews