The 22 June 2013 issue of the British magazine Amateur Photographer has the following letter from Melvyn Dover, Dorset:

While out taking pictures recently, I decided that what we need is a British camera. It would need the following spec and features”

  • White balance that goes from ‘very, very cloudy’ to ‘even cloudier’
  • Waterproof to a height of 3m
  • Double-glazed lens
  • Anti-shiver lens stabilization
  • A ‘censor’ mode, in which the camera refuses to take pictures of people, children, airports, military bases, politicians, shopping centres and police
  • To attract British shoppers, it would be labelled ‘cheaper’ and come with a six-week full-quibble guarantee
  • It would be available from out local photographic stores – go round the one-way system three times, leave the queue at the wrongly labelled exit and head for the park and ride
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