Stick and Shoot Cameras for the Blogger in your Life

Thursday, April 21, 2016

One thing about being a blogger, or using social media to express yourself is that you need a camera. I currently have a bunch of cameras because I honestly love collecting them. Such cameras are:
  1. Nikon D3000 DSLR
  2. Nikon D3200 DSLR
  3. Nikon D5100 DSLR
  4. Nikon D90X DSLR
  5. Nikon D200 DSLR
  6. GoPro Hero 1
  7. Sony Cyber Shot RX100
  8. Nikon CoolPix S6900
  9. Kodak Easy Share Z740
  10. Panasonic HCv10 Camcorder
  11. Kodak Pony II (film) (no longer works)
  12. Minolta Weathermatic Dual 35 (film) (no longer works)
Lenses include:
  1.  Nikon DX 18-55 (2 of them)
  2. Sigma DG 70-300
  3. Sigma 28-80
  4. Nikon DX 55-200 (2 of them)
And you ask, why do I have so many cameras, many that I no longer use. Simple answer- I love to collect them. I love to look back after a few years and say... Hey I want to use this camera and this lens to see what happens.

With that said, I have my eye on the new "Stick and Shoot" cameras. Stick and shoot cameras can be placed on anything metal. They are small enough to put in your pocket!



I think the "Stick and Shoot" cameras would be awesome to those bloggers who showcase their outfits of the days, makeup of the days, and maybe them at work in their studio. It's small enough to literally stick everywhere. This is a great idea to those bloggers who don't have a photographer, friend who can take a picture or even a camera.

Most of these camera's don't go over $100 USD, and can be a great alternative, and I'm going to eventually add one to my collection.

So, here I present my finds on what are my favorite "Stick and Shoot" cameras.

First of:

The Podo: Stick and Shoot Camera $99 USD
This is known as the "first stick and shoot camera" It retails for $99 and it's available to pre-order on their website.  

According to the website, it's wi-fi enabled, and you can control it from your phone.  I actually just discovered this particular one from seeing it a commercial from YouTube. Although the website states it's the first "Stick and Shoot" camera, I've seen these from different companies from months before.

LC Prime Stick and Shoot Camera $71.99 USD

Next up, is the LC Prime, Stick and Shoot Camera. It looks much like the Podo... A lot like it. It actually has many identical features, but it's ready to ship and it's only $71.99.

Sumsonic COCA Lifestyle Sick and Shoot Camera $66.99
This particular stick and shoot camera is the cheapest. It's only 8MP, but offers many of the features the other cameras have. According to the reviews, it only has a 20 minute record/picture time, even though it advertises 80 minutes, and even one say that the Sumosonic has not so great sound quality.

In my honest opinion, if I do get one, it would be the LC Prime Stick and Shoot camera. My reasoning would be:
  1. It's ready to ship, no pre-order needed
  2. It has almost identical features as the Podo
  3. It's a little cheaper, but not the cheapest. 
I think this little camera would be a great addition to my collection and if I do get it, it would be that one!

*This post was not sponsored, I wrote it so I can help other fellow bloggers choose equipment that is best for them. *


20 comments :

  1. I never heard of stick and shoot camera before. I am an amateur photographer and I own a Canon 600D with a Sigma 24-70 lens that I take with me during my longer trips. For short trips I just use the camera from my Samsung S7 Edge, which is fantastic. It films in 4K and the quality of the photos is simply outstanding.

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  2. Never heard or seen the srick and shoot camera before. I'm not a photogrpaher or wanted to be oe, but it's nice to learn about it, the equipment required for a specific type of photography is big and it's fascinating to learn that.

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  3. Umm, I am now in love with this Stick and Shoot camera! How have I never heard of these before - you're a goddess for introducing them. I am looking into them immediately! XO

    Anna || A Lily Love Affair

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  4. Wow I've never even heard of these cameras before. Interesting. I have the sony rx100 - how do you rate it compared to the other cameras on your list?

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  5. It's pretty cool that you collect these cameras! I just finally got a professional camera and still trying to figure out how to use a lot of its features!

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  6. I love how you keep your old cameras! They must remind you of such a great job you've done!

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  7. I have never heard of these before but I am really interested. I like the fact that they are so small and can be taken anywhere!

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  8. I have never heard of this type of camera before. I will have to look for one around here and check it out.

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  9. Thank you for this post! I've just started my blog so I've been looking for some good camera recommendations and the stick and shoot sound really interesting!

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  10. Wow you have a huge collection of cameras! I have the Nikon D 3100 and I am struggling to learn how to use it!

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  11. I use a GOpro. Comes in pretty handy for me. Though not really a fan of sticks. I like to have the go pro attached to my head or ear, to get the first person shots or videos. They are damn good.

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  12. I've never seen those little tiny ones before. They're pretty neat actually! I have just a few cameras, nothing like your collection.

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  13. Wow.. Such a great collection of cameras. I have never heard of stick and shoot cameras but sounds like a great idea similar to a photographer walking with us :) Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Thanks for this! I already have a big camera but I'm struggling to learn how to use it so am considering getting another one to take on smaller journeys. This has given me some inspiration :)

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  15. Never heard of the stick and shoot cameras. They look interesting. I always shoot with my huge DSLR so these might come in handy.

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  16. I've never even heard of these cameras before. Thank you for this post!

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  17. Awesome that you collect cameras, what a great collection! I'm looking for a smaller camera for vlogging :) thanks for the post!

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  18. What a huge collection of cameras! The LC Prime Stick and Shoot camera seems really great! Thanks for the suggestions! I should check it out!

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  19. There are some blogger friends who are looking for some information to buy new cameras. I am going to share this post with them. I am sure it would be useful to them.

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  20. Hello!

    Thanks for the great post! My name is Eddie and I'm the President and Co-founder of Podo Labs, the maker of the Podo camera.

    I wanted to clear up a few things and say, Podo is the one and only original stick and shoot camera! The LC Prime, Coca, Soocoo, etc. are all identical rip-off cameras that come from a copycat factory in China. We launched our Kickstarter in May of 2015: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/podolabs/podo-the-first-stick-and-shoot-camera/description

    I'd love to tell you about the differences between ours and the copycats.

    1. We use Bluetooth, they use Wifi: This means Podo can autopair automatically with your phone when you turn it on with just a double-tap. Podo is out of your pocket and ready to go while the imitators require you to go to your Wifi menu, get off your home Wifi or wherever you are, choose theirs, connect, etc. They don't care about a simple user experience at all.

    2. Build quality: Ours has a sturdy, adjustable hinge that lets you set angles for your shots. Theirs is a flimsy imitation that can't hold it's own weight, so when you put it on the wall, the camera will actually flop down. Their sticky pad is also really thin, junky, and barely lasts at all.

    3. Image quality: They claim 8MP but their image sensor is actually 2MP, and they "upsample" the image to 8MP. Basically, they add a bunch of useless pixels to make the file large but it doesn't mean it actually 8 million pixels of information! How do they get away with this? Because they aren't a real brand and don't care if people find out, as they'll trick enough people in the mean time. Ours is a true, 8MP image sensor. They also lie about their battery capacity on their Amazon listings.

    Also, we're shipping now! It took us a while because we're just 8 people trying to invent and get out a whole new product, but we're very proud of the care we put into our product and know it's the best. The imitators hurt our feelings but we know we're doing something right.

    I'd love to send you a free Podo for review on this blog, so you can see for yourself how different it is from these Chinese knockoffs and let your readers know your honest thoughts. Please email me at eddie(at)podolabs.com, and anybody else reading this please feel free to ask me questions directly via email as well!

    www.podolabs.com
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/podolabs/podo-the-first-stick-and-shoot-camera/description
    www.youtube.com/c/podolabs

    Thank you everyone!
    Eddie Lee
    President at Podo Labs

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