Published Dec 18, 2020
Stocking stuffers: Five Film Camera Bargains
If you’ve read any of my previous articles here at DPReview ($20 film camera challenge, electronic vs mechanical cameras), you know I love a good film camera bargain. With time on my hands these last few months, I’ve been scouring the auction sites and I’ve come across some tremendous buys. If you’re looking to expand your 35mm camera collection for the holidays, here are five(ish) film cameras you can find at stocking-stuffer prices.
Fujifilm’s latest X-S10 is a likeable mirrorless camera with some of the company’s best tech packed inside, and it doesn’t cost the earth. We think it could be a good fit for photographers of all kinds – find out more in our full review.
The Nikon Z6 II builds on the well-rounded stills and video features of its predecessor, with the addition of dual processors, two card slots and the option to add a full battery grip. It’s a subtle evolution but enough to keep the $2000 Z model competitive.
The SL2-S marks Leica’s entry into the stills/video hybrid market. At this point it’s very much a cheaper SL2, though its future looks bright, as you’ll learn in our initial review.
As a neat little diffuser that has a gigantic impact on the quality of the light from a hotshoe flash unit, the Hähnel Lantern creates a dramatically wide spread of soft illumination.