Hi I've had severe ES for numerous years now and though it's gotten better living life more carefully and keeping up a detox routine I can't get under my current baseline leaving me still unable to use a lot of tech without getting extremely ill. Which extremely upsetting because I recently had the money to get into photography and didn't even consider that of all things a digital camera could make me so sick. I recently bought a Nikon D500 but after using it even for some quick shots and putting it back into my bag and even removing the battery in between that it was making me very ill. I had to fire it up this morning to take pictures of something and unfortunately I had to face the fact that it was because the issues flared up again with ear ringing, brain fog, digestive system revolts, random head/body ache feelings, and the signature hot sunburned feeling on forehead. Anyone had any experience in shielding one of these things well enough so I can safely use it? This is what I love doing and I'd be devastated if I had to put it up for sale and go back to just coping and surviving dreaming of being able to use things like a normal person.
Yes, as someone who likes to take photos myself, I have also discovered that a number of digital cameras are intolerable for me. Even those without any wireless features. A couple of years ago, I tried about 7 different digital cameras, and rejected them all as being intolerable. However, the cameras that I had been using previously -- and continue to use -- are perfectly fine for me. These are the Nikon D5100, and the Fujifilm X100.
I'd have to do some research to come up with the full list of cameras that I tried but found to be intolerable, but they included a bunch of Nikon full-frame DSLRs (including the 10+ year old Nikon D700), and a bunch of Fujifilm "X" series cameras (including the Fujifilm X100s).
I was rather surprised to see that I can tolerate the Fujifilm X100 but not the X100s, as they are almost the same camera. Although the latter has a newer sensor and possibly more auto-focus points, which may be causing the issue. Neither has any wireless capability.
I turn off wireless automatically, so that's not the issue. This is my first dive into the world of professional DSLR and the quality of the shots I get out of this one is something I wouldn't give up unless I drop it altogether (a step below the 7500 just wasn't what I was looking for). If I don't find a way I may just have to find another way of going about integrating it into my life that I can at least tolerate from even just getting a phone with a decent one for a smart phone and using it just for that little project. Frustrating.
You might try going to a camera shop and trying out various models and see if any are tolerable. There are also places you can rent a camera for a weekend or a week, and that would be plenty of time for me to see if it was tolerable or not.
Nikon has some new mirrorless full-frame cameras, I wonder if these are better or worse than their mirrored cameras? I was also intererested in trying the Nikon DF, which people complain about for various reasons (clunky, expensive), but it's different enough from their regular cameras that it might be more tolerable.