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Published on August 22nd, 2012 | by Chris Keenan


Guide to the Best “Green” Cameras

August 22nd, 2012 by  

In today’s society, more people are choosing to focus on “green” products in an effort to help preserve our environment and natural resources. This mentality has even extended to the world of photography. There are now several cameras on the market that were either created with natural materials or do not use harmful chemicals. While some of the most well-known names in the business are getting involved in this green initiative, including Canon and Nikon, some products stand head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to how “green” they are. Read on to find out which ones you should keep in mind for the future.

Made in Japan, the Digicam is manufactured by Canon. This camera company is taking its cues from Japan itself, as the country is turning its focus toward living a greener lifestyle. At just under $200, the Digicam is affordable, disposable, and created with the pieces of old cellular phones. There are also big plans for this device in the future; Canon would like to create a lens that is also made from recycled parts. Currently, the Digicam functions well both inside and outsidethe home and features 8 megapixels.

The EVOLT E-410, which is made by Olympus, has a sticker price of almost $700, although you can purchase it previously owned on Amazon for just under $400. Not only was it manufactured with the environment in mind, but it also takes incredible pictures. The design of the device allows you to grip it easily and the display is crystal clear. Best of all, though, is the fact that the packaging was made with sustainable materials, and there is very little carbon footprint associated with the product. If you are interested in using a photography website builder to display your images, this camera should be one of your top choices.

Although it is not yet released, the DURUS digital camera is shaping up to be a very environmentally friendly option. Since it is manufactured from titanium, it can be recycled after it is no longer functional. Also, as it is being assembled, the DURUS camera isn’t made with any harmful chemicals or products. However, there is no information yet on how much this camera will cost since it is currently unavailable.

If you want to be more environmentally conscious, there are a number of ways that you can get started. If you are interested in purchasing a new camera, either for yourself or for a gift, consider using the list above to help you pick one out. You have the ability to preserve both your memories and the environment at the same time.

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