What do a female photographer and a fashion blogger have in common? They both love style. Apart from clothes and accessories, they are always in search of the best stylish technologies they can acquire on the market.
But, photographers and bloggers are meticulous about the camera they own. It’s not always based on the brand and appearance – they are also in search of something that defines their personality. So, apart from its overall aesthetics, photographers and bloggers choose a camera that features impressive functions and lens power.
Here are the top stylish point-and-shoot cameras you can consider the next time that you think about splurging on a tech item:
Nikon 1 J1
Simple, elegant, and eye-catching. The Nikon 1 J1 is a perfect camera you can bring on any occasion and wherever you go. With five color variations to choose from, you can select the right one that defines your style and personality. It comes with two kinds of lenses: a 10-30mm and a 30-110mm. Despite its minimalist design (close to the look of ordinary digital cameras), CNET’s review said that its “photo quality is very good” while the video quality are rendered sharp and saturated.
Leica M9-P Edition Hermes
Limited editions are always in demand, what more if presented by fashion brands. Hermes and Leica produced their first camera in the birth of Leica M9-P Edition Hermes that has a startling starting price of $50,000. Made of calfskin, there are only 300 cameras that exist on the market today. If you get a hold of one, make sure never let it go (that is, if you have $50,000).
When you talk about compact you’re likely to see the Pentax Q listed on the top 10 most lightweight consumer technologies. It is well known as the world’s smallest and lightest interchangeable camera. Made from the lightest materials (magnesium alloy and rubber coating), the Pentax Q resembles more of a digital camera than a DSLR. The Pentax Q comes with a 12.4-megapixel lens that can produce 1080p HD movies at 30fps with additional 9 smart effects and 19 digital filters. Surely, the features will remind you of the iPhone 6s Plus which O2 noted comes with a more powerful lens at 12-megapixel with a 4K video and 5-megapixel camera. Like the new handset, this camera also comes with built-in filters to turn every images professional looking with a vintage touch.
Samsung Galaxy Camera
Nope, it’s not a smartphone. You may have mistaken the Galaxy camera to be a regular Samsung smartphone. If you look at the touchscreen lens, it is not too different from the other premium handsets from the company. However, the huge lens at its back gives it all. Built with Samsung Zoom Lens, it produces HD clear images even when zoomed in at 21x. What TechRadar loves about it is its Wi-Fi and 3G connection that makes posting photos online faster (almost real-time). What’s not to love about it?
La Sardina Seoul
Budget-friendly yet classy – that’s the lasting impression of La Sardina Seoul to any of its users. Only $69 in the Amazon store, the 30mm lomography camera produces saturated color photographs like most cult analogue shooters will do. It is inspired by the Russian-made Lomo Kompakt Automat of the 1980s. Anything vintage is stylish, thus La Sardina Seoul deserves a spot on our list.
Take note of this important quote from the late American photojournalist Eve Cohen-Arnolds: “It is the photographer not the camera that is the instrument.” Apart from having a powerful and stylish camera, know the basics of producing good photographs (start by applying the ‘rule of thirds’), as well as following etiquette for taking images in public. It will help you a go a long way in your professional creative career.
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