If Lo-fi film cameras are no longer just the core of the analogue camera market. There weirdly has started to be a trend for digital cameras of the same ilk. This year saw the launch of the Camp Snap camera, specifically aimed at being given to kids. Intended for that great North American tradition of setting them miles away for the Summer to camps. With almost no features and no screen, it aims to recreate disposable like feel. But with 8MP and 4GB or more of storage.Continue reading Summer Camp Blues – Camp Snap camera Review
I’ve been a fool once more . I was trying out the new kid on the Ali Express/wish block, Temu. I got a discount that let me buy this Kids camera for less than £9. And crap it might be but it’s a whole lot better than the Vlogging camera from Ali Express and the 4K crap from Wish.Continue reading The $17 No brand Children Camera – Crap but not a scam
Under £20GBP for a 8MP new waterproof camera. You may smell a scam but the iON Cool-iCam S1000 is not. Although it’s not perfect either. So let’s test it on land, in water and on two continents !Continue reading Splish Splash – iON Cool-iCam S1000 Review
Today Casio is best known for watches, keyboards and calculators. In fact it pretty much always has been being the first producer of the electronic calculator and digital watch. But it was a big player in the digital camera market with it being a key player in the 90’s and Noughties. This 2004 6MP Casio QV-R61 compact is a typical example.Continue reading Go Go Budget Digitals No 5 – Casio QV-R61 Review
For years the term photoshopping has been used for any filtering or tweaking of images. But now Adobe have added more AI than you can shake a stick with their latest Photoshop Beta.
This allows you tweak areas of your photos, out paint them and even create new images from scratch. And this really sets the AI cat amongst the Photog pigeons. But I don’t think we should worry.Continue reading Adobe Photoshop Beta – More Photoshopping but AI style
What makes a bad camera ?
Is it image quality ? Or build ut what is one man’s nightmare lump of plastic turns into someone’s lo-fi dream. Likewise scameras like the color optical lens camera have their fans. but…
In 2020 at the start of Lockdown, in a bored moment I ordered what I thought then was the worst camera in the world from Wish. It was scammy & cr&p from build to image quality. But turns out I was mistaken.
This is much worse.Continue reading Is this Noname 16MP Vlogging HD Camera the worst Camera in the world ?
I’m a bit of a fan of kickstarter and from a photo point of view have generally been happy with what I’ve received with the exception of the Robert Hamm’s disappearing Box Cameras.
But a new kickstarter digital camera caught my eye. A 4K vlogging camera to challenge the likes of the Sony ZV-1 or Lumix G100 for early bird less than a $100USD.
But just how good is this ? There is now a product preview video that answers a lot of this and led me to cancelContinue reading Amkov Camera Kickstarter – Why I cancelled
As we stagger into an uncertain 2023, last year turned out to be an interesting one for the photographer. With more juicy surprises than Prince Harry’s memoir there was a lot going on. Here’s my take
We’ve got new film cameras galore, film surprises and shortages and even the Boss turns up. Come on in.Continue reading 2022 The Year In Film & Vintage Digital
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
The Colorado State Fair hit global news last month. It wasn’t because of some weird animal or corndog incident. It was down the very concept of what we call art. That’s because an Artificial intelligence (A.I.) created artwork walked away with first prize in the Digital Arts segment of the Fine Arts competition. this has led to a lot of outrage and navel gazing in the digital Arts world.
And turns out A.I can do photos now too. But should we worry too ?Continue reading The Rise of The Machines – Is A.I. challenging Photography ?