Reply to another bunch of requests!


It’s become an on-going thing now with me and my email inbox….it’s always full, full of requests from readers asking info on this or that about photography. Don’t get me wrong, I’m quite happy to oblige, but at the rate we’re going, I’m going to need to hire a couple of secretaries to help me out!

The latest requests are from readers who want to dip their toes into photography, but need to keep costs down, and so want to start with digital cameras.

Their queries are for recommendations on the best digital camera to buy, for a quite reasonable cost of no more than US$100.

So guys (and gals!), in no particular order, here’s my selection:


Fuji FinePix JX550–16MP (megapixel), 5x zoom

Canon PowerShot A1400–16MP, 5x zoom

Canon PowerShot A1400 Black Digital Camera

Samsung MV800–16MP, top quality Schneider Kreuznach lens

Nikon Coolpix S6150–16MP, 7x zoom

Olympus D745–14MP, 5x zoom, came 9/10 in it’s category

All photos courtesy

Happy shopping!



About filmcamera999

ME & MY PASSION! ok, you probably looked at the length of this "about me" page and thought, god, what's wrong with this guy!....does he have to start telling us his life story or something!!? well, youve come here now anyways, so why not hear what im like as a person, eh? ive been using film cameras for well over 30 first one being the family yashicamat twin lens! over the years, ive both bought sold and collected film cameras...too many to tell the truth! in fact, ive been buying and selling cameras well before the internet came on the scene, so anything you purchase from me is backed by my self-styled moneyback promise.....if you dont like what youve bought, send it back within 14 days and you get all your money arguments!! WHERE I STAND ON THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION! yes, i do use digital as well, but only as a ready-reckoner...i try and take most shots with my simple 2megapixel digicam....if the shot looks good, i pull out my film camera and shoot! i most defintely do not believe in digital manipulation of photographs....that in my eyes is not photography...its cheating! WHERE I USED TO LIVE, WHERE I AM NOW & WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO! i used to live in Ontario, Canada, but moved back to the UK a little while ago (its a long story..!)...but now i'm living in the one place i always wanted to be...Vancouver, BC..the next best thing to paradise on earth! as i work as a freelance writer as well as other things, i often find hat my work takes me to europe for short spells, so i get to travel a lot...not a blessing, as i just hate long flights! im a qualified Quality Assurance guy (you know...ISO 9000, auditing, documentation etc) ....99% of my skill-set is transferable so i can handle any admin or documentation-related roles....see you in BC! otherwise, i specialise in ISO 9000 auditing and documentation. my dream? to have my own thriving camera shop in Vancouver BC, whilst living in the mountains somewhere.....the best of both worlds!
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