I love my parents’ old cameras. The click, the texture, the everything! Having the pebble leather grips on the side and the movement from click to winding the shutter. Poetry. But when you’re on the go in a modern world and don’t have a mint to spend on developing, processing, and printing film, digital is the way to go.
Before launching into the list, I strongly recommend that anyone shopping for a new digital camera look at Flickr to see what the photos look like. You can actually look for specific cameras on Flickr through their Camera Finder! This is a great resource that not many consumers utilize.
Here are the digital cameras I admire for their vintage appearances:
Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro Four Thirds Digital SLR Camera (14-42 mm Black Lens Kit) – Silver (Amazon.co.uk)
Pentax Optio I-10 Digital Camera – Classic Black (12MP, Wide Angle 5x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD (Amazon.co.uk)
Minox DCC 5.1 – Digital Classic Camera (Amazon.co.uk)
Vivitar Vivicam 8027 8.1 Megapixel Digital Camera – Silver & Black (8MP, 3x Optical 8x Digital, 2.4 (Amazon.co.uk)
Olympus PEN E-P1 12.3 MP Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 17mm f/2.8 Lens and Viewfinder (Silver) (Amazon.com)
Olympus PEN E-P1 12.3 MP Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens (Silver Body/Black Lens) (Amazon.com)
Pentax Optio I10 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 5x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Pearl White) (Amazon.com)
Retro Style Laptop VGA Web Camera Skype PC Cam (Amazon.com)
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