Cheap Camera - Photography Contest [28 entries]

Colosseo Picture

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Contest goal:

We've got a lot of talented photographers here. But, are they really talented, or do they get their "talent" from the expensive and sophisticated cameras they have? They have to prove to us that they really have talent in this contest.
Your goal is to take the worst camera that you have (mobile phone cameras would be very appreciated) and show your talent! You may photograph anything you want, but mention in the description box what camera you used and its number of megapixels. Good luck!

Required level: 10+ or higher.
Status: finished. Check out the winners below!
Suggested by: Lamantine

tathaastu: Very clever. Good one. ( 5 years and 1963 days ago )
Celestial: Great topic! I wish it wasn't restricted to 10+ ( 5 years and 1963 days ago )
K2: I wish it was for all levels ( 5 years and 1963 days ago )
Lodd: Oh. can i use a Canon. he he he ( 5 years and 1963 days ago )
Mekun: Why block lower level people from contests at all? Its one thing to allow new people a chance from competing against pros, but are pros afraid of competing again noobs? ( 5 years and 1963 days ago )
Lamantine: don't call them noobs please , because they aren't noobs, they are just beginners ( 5 years and 1962 days ago )
adeincyprus: they are not all beginners lamantine, some are just new to the site! ( 5 years and 1962 days ago )
anarchick: i wish this contest would be open to everyone.... how can you tell then if the "pros" are really "pros" without comparing them to "lower people"? huh? i think that was this contest's goal.... ( 5 years and 1962 days ago )
iquraishi: yes lamantine, adeincyprus is right.. they are just new to this site not to their talent.. some maybe. But yes these kind of contest should be open to all.. P.S. all my photography entries are from phone camera ( 5 years and 1962 days ago )
wind: I want to suggest to our mods to allow all levels in this contest. Adeincyprus is right! ( 5 years and 1961 days ago )
Celestial: here here! ( 5 years and 1961 days ago )
Contest Moderator: a good point, but then it is also a way for the newer users to gain the levels needed to be able to participate in the higher level contests, and also encourages the less experienced ones to think more about their work, to make it better and then be able to participate in the higher level contests. If all contests were open to all users, then some people would not find the enthusiasm to improve....... ( 5 years and 1961 days ago )
locksmagic: I totally agree with the mod here, When I first got on here I wanted to enter the higer contests bad but I was just starting in photography and it gave me something to strive for, and along the way I learned a ton. Each contest brought a new challenge for me and forced me to learn. I actually wish there were even higher levels. ( 5 years and 1961 days ago )
UncleJimmy: Agree w/ locksmagic and Mod...a level 18-20+ contest would really make you think about an entry and to the others...sometimes it goes both ways...with the 8- contests, some of us who can't enter have great shots for those contests too and are 'biting at the bit' waiting for our chance to get ahold of that subject too... perhaps the contest (10+ and 10-) should be swithched each following week to give a chance to see how each of the levels handles the same challenge??? ( 5 years and 1961 days ago )
Contest Moderator: a good idea itsmy, maybe Mr M will consider this..... ( 5 years and 1960 days ago )
FallingHorse: I don't think meagpixels really count - my P&S has the same as my dSLR - it should read sensor size which is probably little more appropriate considering picture quality ( 5 years and 1958 days ago )
iquraishi: really cool idea itsmymoment.. I love it.. a contest this week for 10+ and the same next week for 10-, is this your idea, let me know if i got it right.. ( 5 years and 1957 days ago )
UncleJimmy: iquraishi: yes indeed, that is the idea, to swap the 10+/10- contest every week...the added bonus would be that since you knew of at least one of the contests everyother week, it should lead to some really nice planned entries, at least that's my thought ( 5 years and 1955 days ago )

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Colosseo - created by patty

Favs: 1SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 1/28Score: 64% (54)9896 views

Camera lens of a tourist in front of the Colosseum
Cell phone Nokia 5530
3,2 mpx (5 years and 1962 days ago)

Up or down? - created by carousel

Up or down?
Favs: 2SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 2/28Score: 62.9% (47)6999 views

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85
3.8 megapixel
announced in 2001
(5 years and 1956 days ago)

Haystack in OR - created by bf2015

Haystack in OR
Favs: 1SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 3/28Score: 62.1% (39)7558 views

Samsung Instinct Phone Camera (5 years and 1961 days ago)

Niagara Falls - created by Isabella2006

Niagara Falls
Favs: 1SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 4/28Score: 61% (31)7823 views

Taken with a point and shoot Coach 1.0 meg, I liked this one as it had all 3 falls in it plus a rainbow. Shot at sunrise.
I think the camera cost me around $8. (5 years and 1961 days ago)

HP Photosmart 620 - created by carousel

HP Photosmart 620
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 5/28Score: 60.9% (24)6484 views

HP Photosmart 620 2.1MP
(5 years and 1957 days ago)