Cluttering the pages of Wish, AliExpress and even the like of eBay and Amazon – Protax cameras pop up offering killer 33MP resolutions and a 3 lens kit all for somewhere between £140 -300 GBP. Most of us look and go scamera, but is it fair to label the camera itself as this ? Or are they as awful as we think ? As ever the truth is not so clear…Continue reading Protax FHD (aka D7100, 7200 & D7300) – Scam or Not
The Protax Z 855 sounds like a claim form for the HMRC/IRS that you supplement this year’s tax return with. But in reality it’s one of the weirdest named and designed toy class cameras I’ve ever used with a fixed focus zoom lens and fisher price digital looks. But just how bad is it? You might be surprised.Continue reading Lo-Fi Goes Fiscal – The Protax Z 855 Review
The Lockdown has made work for idle hands and unfortunately I decided to buy new camera. Now I’m no stranger to cheesy lo-fi Cameras but this frankly was one of the worst cameras I’ve ever used. Not that it’s the worse optically or feature wise. This is just a scam and not a good one at that.Continue reading The 21st Century Scamera – the Unamed Supposedly 16MP Camera review
I’ve a bit of a soft spot for the old Barclaycard Visa Camera despite it being pretty basic and prone to breaking. However I’ve been long aware there is another Barclaycard film camera. So when I came across a couple of these for peanuts I couldn’t resist. Continue reading Credit Crunch ? – Barclaycard Camera Review
I’d recently mused about the alternatives to a Holga 135 series camera given the high cost. Just after that a newer color optical lens camera arrived and I managed to get a working 135BC.
But which camera rode high if any and which one ended sadly up in the Bin ? Continue reading Plastic Shoot out – Holga 135BC Versus Roniflex X3000
Late in 2015 Holga production ceased. A sad fate for an iconic plastic camera that helped drive the Lo-Fi photography movement and remains much beloved today. Luckily you can still buy ’em brand new.
But how does the 120N (the closest to the original 80’s Holga) fare today and compared to the obvious rival product from Lomography, the Diana F+.
This camera arrived in a Poundland Camera Challenge in a joblot for 99p from eBay along with the Pentax Espio AF Zoom. At first glance you’d be forgiven for thinking that this Haking produced number was in the same Zoom AF compact class as the Pentax. But whilst it’s a modern and still made compact zoom, it is weirdly fixed focus !!
This late Olympus camera was actually the first bought as part of the Poundland challenge but the Halina Speedy 33 arrived first. This was one of the last film cameras made by Olympus, a company with an excellent history of making P&S such as the Trip 35 and the XA2. But how does this late autofocus, zoom compact measure up ?