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There are still obsolete pocket cameras that I think are better than modern smartphones in picture quality.

When I was a kid I had some top of the line Powershot, I think it was A520. It's worth 10 bucks on a good day but the photos I took with it still look good.
Should I buy one?
Some more modern Powershots are absolute garbage and it's hard to tell from the number system which ones are solid.

Samsung NX2000 is also ridiculously but nobody talks about this camera or owns one. Beats the popular Nikon D3200 any day.
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A510 and A520 are nice compacts. But their disadvantage is that they run on AA batteries and won't work very well with rechargeable batteries due to lower voltage (short runtime).
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>>3950058
Oh yeah I remember hating the fact that I had to keep buying batteries for my A520. Shutter recharge time is also ridiculously long, but you wouldn't use it anyway.
It displays colors perfectly tho.
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>>3950058
Is the A560 just a better version of A520 or worse?
Someone is selling an A560 for 5 bucks and I think it's well worth 5 bucks.
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>>3950056
as film point and shoots get increasingly more expensive each day I truly believe shitty digicams will be the next target for zoomers to inflate the price. there are already "asthetich" videos on youtube filmed on these. buy it now, they won't be 10 bucks for much longer. I myself already have a couple ones, ccd sensors are cool.
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>>3950056
Are A520 or A530 worth getting? Thinking about getting a digishit canon to change a bit from my digishit Minolta and Fuji
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All these digishit breads have me convinced to buy one.
A lot of people say the Mavica FD88. Idc about IQ I just want something that looks distinct. Any better options?
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>>3950062
I only used the A510. It's a great little cam, has the usual PASM shooting modes and uses an SD card. I guess A560 is just an updated version with more megapixels?
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>>3950058
My parents had several of these cameras, can't remember the exact models. They were good, but I also absolutely loathed those AA batteries that were always empty ! Still, brings back some memories...
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>>3950151
why would you want something that cumbersome? the point these are to be small and always there. get an ugly finepix or wtv
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>>3950070
this. I first came to realize this when this dude started making videos about the older Ricoh GR Digital models. several others followed, and prices for these shitboxes have already gone up
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>>3950070
What are some cool ones I can get on ebay?
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Bought an A520. Should I sell the 5d mk 3?
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>>3950415
Pawn shops, flea markets and estate sales can be a better place to find them. Like anon said, CCD sensors are cool. Pick a megapixel range and find the look you want on flickr. They follow an arc in image quality between 2000-2010, going from shit to peak soul and back to a different kind of shit. Avoid rechargeable batteries if you can, most of them are dead and cost more than the camera to replace with some mystery meat aftermarket.

They're shitty auto point and shoots, go premium if you want and get a few more controls and features, it doesn't make much difference. They were for the everyman to take bathroom nudes or trendy girls to take on vacation and take bathroom nudes.
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>>3950415

Olympus XZ-1

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>>3950432
Useful post. Thanks.

>>3950434
That is like over a hundred bucks and released in 2011? It's released a year before my Canon G1X (mk1) which is a competent camera but I'd say doesn't have any charm and nowadays mostly just feels outdated if I was aiming for good quality.
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5mp Powershot S50

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>>3950058
I had no problems whatsoever with NiMH rechargeables in several DIGIC II and DIGIC III generation PowerSh!ts. Lasted for (low) hundreds of shots per charge, as advertised. Get good cells and a smart charger if you want to go that route.

No experience with earlier models like A520 or AXX.

I really liked the color from DIGIC II on my uncalibrated monitor, make of it whatever you want. Preferred it over DIGIC III. OTOH, they all oversaturate and oversharpen like mad and it was only from 2006~2007 models when more comprehensive image controls became available.

Not all models have manual controls and none of AXXXX do. This list can be helpful.
https://en.kikepedia.org/wiki/Canon_PowerShot_A
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Moar pic.
This is with 'neutral color', I liked this mode.
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>>3950500

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i have a battery like this but i don't have charger. who has a life hack to charge this.

thinking of wiring an existing charger with clips or wtv but im afraid ill eletrocute myself
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>>3950917
forgot pic related
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>>3950499
Hey anon I just picked up an A540 today for $5, what do you think about the custom colors mode? Worth dropping the sharpening or does the default look add to the appeal? I'm waiting on one of those ancient SD cards to come in so I can't test it out yet. Thanks
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>>3950969
I had an elph with the custom color features. I don't remember much about it, like which one other than it was the first without a viewfinder, but I want to say it was soft and smeared without it and aggressive with it on. It certainly adds to the look and makes up for how soft the lenses can be. Sometimes you really need it to be off.
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>>3950432
Good post
>>3950070
Currently stocking up on digishits before prices will be inflated by film hipsters and teenage femoids because of "y2k" garbage meme and their shitty 00s larp. Boomers are jews who overprice cameras because "muh i pad 100$ for it" where I live a lot and thrift shops have none so I have wait a lot until something cheap appears but it's worth.
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>>3950917
Get one of those on Amazon or eBay. I got one myself. Those are cheap and reliable.
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>>3951014
>Currently stocking up on digishits before prices will be inflated

Try to get as many Canon G10/11/12s and S90/95/100 as you can, anon.
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>>3950917
>>3951015
i ended up doing this, it works lmao.
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>>3951017
aren't those too good? the thing about digishits is being shit. if they take good photos the appeal is lost
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>>3951061
They are pretty good if you ask me.
>>3948892
>>3948893
>>3948894
>>3948895
>>3948896
These are all shots I took with the S90. I like this camera a lot, but if I wanted the Digishit look I'd get something else.
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>>3951062
Kind of true but the S9x on high ISO has a kind of "high res digishit" look.

Pic rel is the S95 from one of the recent /dst/ editions, he posted a few other great looking ones too.

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>>3951017
>>3951061
also localy they are already 150€ and up so that those are gone already
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>>3951067
this sounds corny af but the grain looks a lot like film, ie doesn't look like high iso digital mess. it's those ccd sensors right?
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>>3951071
>it's those ccd sensors right?

yup.
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>>3951067
damn i do like the grain on this. might have to cop an s95
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>>3951067
Really appreciate it anon, never had anyone save a pic of mine here, glad you liked them.

Pic rel is another from my s95

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CCD sensor digicams are definitely going to be the next big retro thing now that film point and shoots are expensive. A couple years ago an anon posted a thread about his G10 and the reds in his pictures POPPED.
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Powershot SD630

>>3951071
This will absolutely start a shitstorm, but MFT has similar noise at higher ISO. Some prefer it because it looks more like film and means less work in post.

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>>3951142
interesting.. how would sensor size affect how film would look tho? if anything noise would just be more prominent
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>>3951230
It's larger than digishit sensors but also higher resolution. It comes out more like medium format grain. Sometimes it's wormy, sometimes it's tasteful, it takes some careful sharpening and blur in post. You usually don't notice it unless you're over 800 iso or doing heavy cropping.
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>>3950058
>lower voltage (short runtime).
One does not necessarily imply the other. So long as a device can run on 1.2v per cell, NiMH batteries store more power and can maintain 1.2v longer than alkaline batteries can stay above 1.2v.
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>>3951230
The type of sensor and how it processes images affects it as much as the size. Higher resolution is going to have smaller apparent "grain" noise, but how hot spots are processed and interpolated affects the texture and color of the noise, as does the jpeg engine. Olympus has unusually vibrant color algorithms, an aggressive sharpening filter when you turn it on, and characteristic sensor noise from the processor that is usually pretty consistent at a given ISO.

This is a pretty heavy crop of the worst it gets at max iso, unprocessed. Not the best example but the only one I have on me. I find it grainy but usable when resized, at least compared to cameras where the noise reduction eats everything. I have a little project I'm going to try at more reasonable high ISO settings when I get the time.

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I'm considering getting a Powershot A2500, found a listing for 15 bucks.
16mp CCD sounds too good to be true
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Got this for 10 bucks. Another 10 to get a new CMOS battery and a new SD card; it wouldn't accept my 64GB SDXC so I got a weird 128MB+2GB from some Amazon. Found an old 4GB SDHC but that too was too hardcore.

I should have some old 2GB and 1GB, probably even some 512MB and a 256MB somwhere. Can't really remember the exact capacities I had 15 years ago, and I can't remember where I put them. Maybe I threw them out.

Great charm to the images with an obvious 2004 vibe. I can't post one now because no card.

You sometimes have to push one half of the lens cover down manually. Refer to the picture. It has been dropped nose down, obviously. The construction seems pretty solid. Nothing apparently bad about the lens, except for the cover. Zooming etc. works.

I broke the rubber cover for the ports when I opened that. Very brittle from, I guess, age. Tried superglueing it, but pic has the results.

Maybe it's easy to convert to IR? I haven't looked yet, but I want to play with it more before doing that anyway; try to do a few photo walks with it to see if I like the nostalgic feel enough for more serious pics.

I've wanted to convert an old digicam to IR for a long while though, but if I like the way this enough, I'll spend another 10-20 bucks on another, maybe different, maybe same model.

Built-in flash with that early 2000s vibe. AF and can do manual focus too. Focus goes quite close. Has a manual exposure mode.

Tripod mount. Decent construction. No weather-sealing but I think there is an underwater case for it. AA batteries, with a charging port if you use rechargeable ones (but I don't have the cable).

Doesn't shoot RAW. Apparently does video, and it can bark like a dog when you press the shutter.

And yes, I'm the same guy who bought the used tilt-shift in the other thread. There's a definite price difference (800€ for the TS), but also in quality, as the that is competitive equipment even today while this seems more like something fun to play with.
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>>3953785
Superglue tube.
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>>3953785
Found an old 1GB card

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>>3951445
For me the real question is: why are you wearing your shoes indoors?
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>>3953812
He's american
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>>3950058
we had two canon powershots and jesus christ batteries were a pain in the ass
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>>3953812
You see how he lives
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>>3953785
holy shit that costed you 10 bucks????? Thats not worth anything
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>>3950056
Only worth it if you shoot raw.
SOOC will be garbage compared to a modern smartphone.





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