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Friday, 5 February 2016

Park Cameras Win Gold Retailer Good Service Awards 2016

At Park Cameras, we are extremely proud to announce that for the 9th year in a row we have been awarded a Gold Retailer Good Service Award by What Digital Camera and Amateur Photographer!

In fact, because of you we’ve won the award each and every year since they first began! We would like to take this opportunity to thank you - our valued customers - for voting for us. It means a great deal and inspires us to improve our levels of service even further. Your constructive feedback is always appreciated.

This year’s results were announced at the Amateur Photographer Awards on the 4th February 2016.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II: Andy Rouse’s First Impressions

Good morning everyone, it has been a bleary eyed start for us all this morning as the embargo was finally lifted at 4am and the much awaited Canon EOS-1D X Mark II is here. For me, well I can finally breathe easy. As a trusted Canon Europe Explorer I have been privileged to have the EOS-1D X Mark II on test for almost two months, finally I can tell people how awesome it is. And this morning I have pleasure in sharing some more news, that I am delighted to be taking up a role as a Park Cameras Ambassador. More on that later, back to the camera as I am sure you want to know more.

This is a low resolution image taken with a Beta 1D X II @ ISO 10,000

Top 10 New Features Of The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

The time has finally come for the arrival of the mighty Canon EOS-1D X Mark II - the company’s most advanced camera ever. Its predecessor, the Canon EOS-1D X has been a huge success since its release almost four years ago, but with the Mark II version now available, the question everyone wants to know is how has it been improved?

So, in this article we take a close look at 10 of the most important advances that the Mark II offers.

To go straight to our Canon EOS-1D X vs EOS-1D X Mark II comparison table, please click here.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Olympus PEN-F Creative Dial In-Depth Review

The recently released Olympus PEN-F mirrorless camera has come a long way since its 1960’s namesake - the Pen F - and the beautifully designed 21st century digital version boasts a number of excellent features. One of the most notable of these is its new Creative Dial, so in this article, we take an in-depth look at the dial and explore its various functions.

Friday, 15 January 2016

Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review

The new Fujifilm X-Pro2 has finally been announced and boy was it was worth the wait. After years of anticipation (four years to be precise) Fuji have delivered a masterpiece that is improved in every respect. The X-Trans CMOS III sensor brings with it a 24.3MP resolution, and stunning low light clarity. The new autofocus system makes the X-Pro2 a delight to use - even in challenging conditions, and with its faster frame rate, dual SD card slot, and weatherproofing, the Fujifilm X-Pro2 is about to open up a world of new photographic opportunities.   

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Nikon D5 vs Nikon D4S Comparison Review


Nikon have just launched their new Nikon D5 DSLR camera and it’s undoubtedly their most impressive DSLR to date, but the question most users want answering is how does it compare to their previous flagship model - the Nikon D4S?

In this Nikon D5 review, we take an in-depth look at the main technical differences between the models and see what major improvements Nikon have introduced.

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Park Cameras raise £200 for St. Peter & St. James’ Hospice

On Friday 18th December, staff here at Park Cameras, got into the festive spirit and put on their Christmas Jumpers, ties and costumes to raise as much money as possible for local charity St. Peter and St. James’ Hospice, as part of Christmas Jumper Day.

Monday, 14 December 2015

Park Cameras goes hands on with the DxO One Camera

It's impossible to deny that the smartphone has played it's part in causing a shift in direction of the camera market. With the most popular phones possessing a more than passable camera which has the added benefit of always being there for those opportune moments - and those less opportune selfies.

However, whilst the camera market may have had to change tact, it has undoubtedly benefited from the much larger interest in photography created by smartphones. It is becoming apparent that those whose interest has been piqued become soon aware that their smartphone's camera is easily usurped by equipment whose sole goal is to take pictures.

DxO are attempting to bridge the gap between DSLR user and smartphone user with their DxO One camera. Utilising a lightning connector, thus compatible with iPhone's 5 and up, the One adds a 20.2-Megapixel, 1-inch sensor, 32mm equivalent focal length power to your iPhone/iPad.
The diminutive camera packs a 1-inch sensor punch!

Monday, 7 December 2015

Testing the next generation of "Connected" Cameras

Recently I got the chance to have a play with the new Canon PowerShotG5 X advanced compact camera. The reason being that I wanted to have a play with the latest in connected cameras - using Canon's application for remote shooting, image transfer and more!

More and more cameras are coming with wireless connectivity in-built, and the reason for choosing the G5 X was the fact that it's clearly so integral to the feature list that they have included a smartphone button on the side of the camera.

The Canon PowerShot G5 X's smartphone button is a prominent addition to this camera's controls