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New Article Asks: Is an Older Camera Still Useful?

By February 22, 2013

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Many people have an older digital camera lying around the house that they're no longer using. But the question crops up: Does the older camera have any value?

As long as the older camera is still in working order, it can still be functional. It may not create photos that can match your current camera, and it could have some serious response time delays.

However, there are situations where putting that older camera to use still makes sense. Click the link to read some tips to come up with ways to use your old digital camera.

Comments
February 25, 2013 at 7:23 pm
(1) ghilt says:

Still love my Pentax Optio S5i. Optical viewfinder Fits in my pocket and an Altoids box.

Minolta A2 Great zoom lens All functions of a DSLR And did I mention that its smaller and lighter thsn the typical up-to-date DSLR

March 14, 2013 at 10:51 am
(2) cameras says:

Thanks for the note – those older cameras can still have quite a bit of value!

February 26, 2013 at 11:14 am
(3) VillageElder says:

I’m in my seventh decade of learning photography. A germane tip that I would like to pass along is: Don’t let older cameras collect dust in your closet. They have uses you would not subject your newest camera to.
1. Keep/take an older camera on a boat/kayak/canoe whenever you go out on the water. If it falls overboard it’s not so much of a loss.
2. Keep an older camera in the glove compartment of your car. This environment is not kind on your electronics. Also, keep a 12-volt source battery charger there and the camera will never need to be removed from the car for charging.
3. Use an older camera to loan to friend or give to a child. If the camera is consequently damaged or lost it will be no big deal.
Remember – a camera (digital or film) is still useful somewhere or for someone as long at it still operates properly. Great photographs are more a result of the photographer and not his/her equipment.
~ VillageElder

March 14, 2013 at 10:49 am
(4) cameras says:

Those are some great points – thanks for sharing them!

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