In 2004 the A400 got good reviews for a budget digital P&S. But with the eye of hindsight how does it stack up in the 2020’s as a vintage digital that can be got for a few quid ? As ever there isn’t an easy answer.Continue reading Go Go Budget Digitals No 4 – Canon PowerShot A400 Review
Panasonic’s Lumix series has become a bit of a trailblazer for a company not associated historically with camera production. But how does the LZ2, a budget orientated number from 2005, stack up today. Better than you might think.Continue reading Budget Tour in the DMC – Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2
Somehow the bag got flipped over.
2 cameras headed straight down onto the road. The one would survive with a mere scuff but the hit snapped the door clip off on my Canon EOS 300X (aka Rebel T2/Kiss 7).
I had killed the last Film SLR designed by Canon.
But I’m torn if I’m gonna replace it or just move on. It’s 5 part technical brilliance mixed with dollop of marmite.Continue reading Last of the Line – Canon EOS 300X
The 2002 Pentax MZ-60 on one level is just another entry level AF film SLR in that ghastly 2 tone silver/black colour. For the novice user it presented a competent enough package. But it’s an example of where an idiotic cost cutting measure has left it being one of the least desired film bodies today.Continue reading 10 Years too late – Pentax MZ-60 (ZX-60) Review
In 2000-2001 analogue film sales sat tat an all time high. Film was king and draw into digital in was yet to happen. But this was the hightide mark. Sales would never be as good. Whilst Film was to have a few more years in the sun the digital would rapidly erode the market. But in 2000 Canon produced the PowerShot G1, a camera that showed the writing was already on the wall.Continue reading The Warning Note -Canon PowerShot G1 Review
By 2008 film was no longer King and you had massive choice of digitals to pick from. This is an era when some defining digital classics were made. This is not one of those. Not that the Samsung L830 is awful. It’s just decidedly averageContinue reading Stuck In The Middle -Samsung L830 Review
Lomography are probably the most prolific current analogue camera makers in the world. Many of their products have cult status. But a few cameras just haven’t cut the mustard and disappear. One of these is this little known number. But this shatters the whole notion that the Lomography Simple Use invented the re-loadable disposable class. And the Lomolitos might just be the better camera.Continue reading Raiders Of The Lost Lomos – The Lomography Lomolitos Review
So ever the eye for a bargain, I wondered how low you could go to get a digital SLR ? Over the years I’ve managed to snag some brilliant cameras both analogue and digital for peanut prices ? But how about a game changing Canon for less than the cost of Takeaway for 2.
But is it any good for 2020 ?
My run of average Joe digital cameras continues with this 2005 entry level shooter from Nikon. 2005 marks the midway point from the 2000/2001 highwater point for film to the generally accepted 2010 almost complete dominance of the camera market by digital. But what does this entry level shooter have to offer. And does a 5MP camera still cut it today ?Continue reading Go Go Budget Digital No 2 – Nikon Coolpix 5600
So this is a review of a Kodak camera then ?
Well not quite. This was never sold by Kodak, the name here has just been licenced by Vivitar. Its actually just a Vivitar T201 Lx under the hood a camera that has a cult following. But is that deserved ?Continue reading A VUWS with Flash ? – The Curious Tale of the Kodak KV250