Photobooths aren’t the only thing making a comeback amidst all the Y2K hype — vintage digital cameras bring us back to the nostalgic early 2000s when our handphones were not yet advanced enough for photos (anyone remembers owning a Nokia? Good times.)
Nowadays, we find ourselves gravitating towards vintage cameras to achieve that retro and old-school aesthetic.
Well, here’s a shop that you should check out if you’ve been thinking of getting one of your own.
Just a five-minute walk from Chinatown MRT is Digicam Depository which boasts over 400 cameras for you to browse through.
They’re an online business that has just opened a temporary pop-up store just beside Chinatown Complex until the end of March. Prices start from S$50 for a camera, inclusive of memory cards and a charger .
What’s more, every camera is carefully curated to ensure the best quality photos and restocked daily.
Choose from chunky classics to sleek minis from the 90s to early 2000s.
You can also expect to find reputable brands such as Casio, Panasonic and even Fujifilm.
Here’s what you may find if you do make your way down.
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 (S$220) gives off a soft and dreamy look (perfect for those who love exploring nature parks and going to the beach).
It’s definitely an unmatched aesthetic that you can’t get with modern day cameras nowadays.
For those who love the vibes that warm filters give off, you might find certain cameras like the Olympus VG-160.
It adds depth and character to your photos (and besides, it’ll save you some editing time).
You might find cameras like Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX2 (S$180) which give off a raw and unfiltered look.
And to be honest, some of the photos do come out looking quite similar to the ones you usually take on the smartphone.
The best part is, it comes in different shapes and colours to choose from — which make for great statement pieces.
Go for pink if you’re into the ‘coquette’ look.
If not, go for the blue tones for a clean and cool look. It’s a safe choice if you’re looking for vintage digital cameras to match with your outfit.
As the cameras sell out pretty fast, do head down earlier if you want first dibs and a wider selection to choose from.
Do take note that they may be closed during the festive period but you can always refer to their socials for more information.
Will you be heading down to capture the perfect moment?
📍Smith Street, Chinatown, 050335
🕐 4pm–10pm (Daily)
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