Endearingly Awkward – Seeking Beauty With A Flawed Humble 4MP Digital Camera

This post began as a second impressions review of the 2001 4MP Olympus Camedia C4040 Zoom I recently bought. But what evolved, was a wider exploration of how all cameras are flawed in some way, and how we choose to embrace those flaws can ultimately result in the camera being far more endearing than a… Continue reading Endearingly Awkward – Seeking Beauty With A Flawed Humble 4MP Digital Camera

Is 4MP Enough In 2018? Part 2 – Olympus Camedia C4040 Zoom Review

This is part two of my 4MP digital classics experiment. With 36MP digital cameras widely available, and even smartphones offering 19MP plus, the manufacturers try to tell us the more MP, the better your photography will be. But after coming to love a small collection of classic digital cameras in the last year or so, mostly around… Continue reading Is 4MP Enough In 2018? Part 2 – Olympus Camedia C4040 Zoom Review

Is 4MP Enough In 2018? Part 1 – Sony DSC-L1 Review

With 36MP digital cameras widely available, and even smartphones offering 19MP plus, the manufacturers try to tell us the more MP, the better your photography will be. But after coming to love a small collection of classic digital cameras in the last year or so, mostly around 10MP, I'm starting to wonder how many MP… Continue reading Is 4MP Enough In 2018? Part 1 – Sony DSC-L1 Review

Why I Buy (And Love) Classic Digital Cameras

The phrase "Classic Camera" for most of us likely conjures images of a Spotmatic, a Canon AE-1 or a Leica III, all metal and glass models with old school knobs and dials that require a strict diet of film. But the first camera with a CCD sensor was available in 1975, and the first DLSR… Continue reading Why I Buy (And Love) Classic Digital Cameras

iPhone – The Ultimate Snapshot Sensation?

The other morning we awoke to snow. With school closed, we hit the slopes. Or rather a local field with enough of an incline to have fun on a sledge with. Keen to have a photographic record of the occasion (only the second day our son has had even a vague opportunity to go sledging… Continue reading iPhone – The Ultimate Snapshot Sensation?