The Go-to-Guide for Cameras

The Go-to-Guide for Cameras

This is a guest post by Leo who is a keen advocate of photography and film.  He loves discovering new inventions and is more often than not on the prowl for cheap batteries online to help generate her gadgets thus igniting her creative flair.  Leo frequently blogs about new technologies, from camera batteries to the latest gizmo on the markets.

Due to the advancements in technology over the years, there is a vast array of cameras available on the market today.  Whether you’re a looking for a vintage number or a more modern prototype, we have compiled the go-to-guide for cameras to ensure you get the best and most suitable product for your money.


If you are looking for an edgy piece of engineering then look no further; the box camera is the ultimate in vintage chic.  Mechanically these cameras are very simple.  They are most commonly assembled in a cardboard or plastic box, lens at one end, film in the other.  They are unable to adjust focus and have small lens aperture making bright daylight the optimum condition for taking photos.  This type of camera is best for snapshots – perfect if you want to add a new dimension to your photos, capturing realistic, unplanned scenes of everyday life.


The Leica, a compact camera that was intended for landscape photography was first crafted in 1913.  The first, easily transportable camera to use the standard cinema 35mm film, the Leica carries the film horizontally whilst extending the

frame size to 24x36mm.   This camera is commonly associated with street photography and these days the Leica cameras and accessories are high-value collector’s items.


For high quality, technical, architectural and industrial photography, the large-format camera is an excellent choice.  Originally produced in the late 19th century, these cameras use sheet film that requires a dark room in order to develop your photographs.  Not the most easily transportable of cameras but perfect if you want to produce images seeped in antiquity.


Whether you are a seasoned photographer or new to the field, the Nikon D5100 is a great camera suitable for all abilities.  Easy to use, this high-performance D-SLR will guarantee to stimulate your creative side, capturing images and moments like no other.  The High Dynamic Range imaging facilitates you to record meticulous stills of high-contrast scenes.


For those of you out there who want a camera which has a multitude of functions compact into a slim and resilient frame, then Sony’s TX20 Digital compact camera is the perfect choice.  Not only can it withstand the elements as it is water, dust, freeze and shock proof, it can photograph stunning 3D images and panoramas as well as blur-free full HD movies.  A true feat of fine engineering and craftsmanship.

The cameras we choose are obviously dependent on a multitude of different factors and it’s all about finding the right device for purpose. For example, if you’re looking for a camera to go travelling that is lightweight, resilient and takes great pictures, then you are unlikely to go too far wrong with the eye-catching Sony number above.

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