Digi Cams

Step 1: Determine which memory card your camera has (SD card, micro SD Card, XD Card, Sony Memory Stick, etc)

Step 2: Determine which connection your smartphone or computer has (iPhone 12, 13, 14 = Lightening, iPhone 15 = USB C, Computer = USB 2.0 or USB C)

Step 3: Purchase suitable ‘card reader’. Note: You can purchase readers that have multiple card insert slots (e.g. you could use SD card, micro SD Card, XD Card etc.)

For example: 

If you have an iPhone 14 (Lightening connection) and Canon IXUS 80 IS (SD Card), you will require a ‘Lightening to SD Card Reader’.

Or

If you have a Laptop (USB C connection) and an Olympus FE-140 (XD Card), you will require a USB C to XD Card Reader’. 

From my experience, anything under 8 Megapixels (MP) is best for the vintage, grainy, nostalgic style film photos. 

Megapixels (MP) are the amount of pixels (small coloured square) within an image, the higher the MP = the higher density of pixels, meaning the higher quality the photo. 

If there are less MP, then there is a grainer photo taken with less ability to crop the photo. 

I get this questions a lot! 95% of the time it is due to having the incorrect SD card memory size. Lots of digicams are from the 2000s, meaning they do not support newer style SD cards with larger GB storage. You typically need SD cards with lower GB sizes (e.g. 512 MB, 1GB, 2GB).

Before you purchase an SD card for your digicams, you should search the following on Google: ‘you camera model, Max SD card size’ (E.g. Canon Powershot A460, Max SD card size). 

Typically if the GB size required is under 8GB, you will need to purchase it online from somewhere like Ebay. 

Typically, if the GB size required is under 8GB, you will need to purchase it online, as no department stores stock them. 


You can purchase them from my store (link here). 

Alternatively, places like Ebay also have them! 

Film Cameras

Point & Shoot

These are compact and easy to use, often with automatic settings for focusing and exposure. They're great for everyday photos and convenient for those who prefer something small & simple.

SHOP POINT & SHOOT CAMERAS

Single Lens Reflex (SLR)

SLRs use a mirror and prism system to show you exactly what the lens sees. They offer precise manual focus, depth of field control, and the flexibility to change lenses. It is suitable for serious amateurs and professionals who need versatility for different photography styles.

SHOP SINGLE LENS REFLEX HERE

Rangefinder

These offer manual controls for focusing and exposure settings, using a dual-image focusing mechanism. They're typically quieter and more compact than SLRs, ideal for street photography and for photographers who value discretion and manual control. Finally, there is often a small 'parallax error' between the view of the viewfinder and the image captured.

SHOP RANGE FINDER HERE

Can't figure out which one is right for you? Get in touch here!

Now this is a tricky question!

Everyone will have a different answer due to various factors like budget, goals, & level of ability.

Please see my 'how to choose a film camera' article on how I would tackle this question.

Frequently Asked Questions

Point & Shoot

These are compact and easy to use, often with automatic settings for focusing and exposure. They're great for everyday photos and convenient for those who prefer something small & simple.

SHOP POINT & SHOOT CAMERAS

Single Lens Reflex (SLR)

SLRs use a mirror and prism system to show you exactly what the lens sees. They offer precise manual focus, depth of field control, and the flexibility to change lenses. It is suitable for serious amateurs and professionals who need versatility for different photography styles.

SHOP SINGLE LENS REFLEX HERE

Rangefinder

These offer manual controls for focusing and exposure settings, using a dual-image focusing mechanism. They're typically quieter and more compact than SLRs, ideal for street photography and for photographers who value discretion and manual control. Finally, there is often a small 'parallax error' between the view of the viewfinder and the image captured.

SHOP RANGE FINDER HERE

Can't figure out which one is right for you? Get in touch here!

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