Recommended Cameras

Ready to move up from the camera in your smartphone? Think you might like to explore the world of photography? We suggest you start with a used camera and lens kit. That way, you will be able to explore your photography interests without breaking the bank. We buy our cameras and lenses online from MPB (USA and UK). They do a nice job of "grading" their products and their prices are fair.

Please feel free to contact us if you need help with your decision or have any other questions.


Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II


When we were looking for an affordable, compact camera to use on vacations, family outings, etc., we found the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II. We loved the retro styling, ease of use and couldn't be happier with both the still image quality and great videos. The built-in Wi-Fi makes it easy to transfer photos to your smartphone for easy sharing.




  • 16 Megapixel Live MOS Sensor
  • Advance 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • Touch Screen with Touch AF and Shutter Release
  • Interactive OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in Flash
  • Includes both the 14-42mm and the 40-150mm Lenses


. C-Net... "Attractive and compact, with a broad feature set, solid kids-and-vacation performance and nice photos, the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II is a good choice for photographers on a budget who like to fiddle."

. Imaging Resource... "Sporting an incredible amount of features in a professional-grade body with excellent image quality for its class, the Olympus E-M10 II is the best "all-around" entry-level camera we've yet reviewed."

. Techradar... "The OM-D E-M10 II embodies what the Olympus OM-D series is all about; it's a high quality camera that feels great, offers an extensive feature set with bags of control and produces superb quality images yet doesn't take up much space in your bag."