2017-07-20

A couple of weeks ago we announced the release of the Canon 6D Mark II - which, by any other measure is a outstanding camera. It's designed as an entry-level full-frame DSLR for people stepping up from an APS-C sensor camera. We've been hands on with the 6D Mark II and we love it, the image quality is amazing, it focuses plenty fast enough, and frames per second rate lets you better capture action shots. However, a vast majority of comments on Facebook & YouTube about this camera have been criticisms that it doesn't have 4K video. With many commenters suggesting that in 2017 a full-frame DSLR priced at £2,000 should come with 4K video by default.


In this rather honest blog, we're addressing the issue of 4K video head-on and laying out why we believe it's not necessary for every camera to have it - even though we wish they did.

2017-07-10

Leica Camera have just announced the launch of the Leica TL2 - a mighty mirrorless camera that follows on to the original Leica TL, bringing with it some noticeable updates, while retaining that signature Leica design.

Leica TL vs TL2 Review

If you're considering the new Leica TL2, you'll want to know how it compares to the original - what's changed and is it worth the upgrade. In this review, we've compared both cameras for you. In this review we've compared the key differences between the Leica TL2 and TL including megapixel count, video quality, focusing speed and accuracy, processing speed, and connectivity to determine whether the latest camera is worth the upgrade or purchase as your first Leica mirrorless camera.

2017-07-05

Throughout 2017, Park Cameras is running a monthly Calendar Photography Competition, with brand new awesome prizes each month.

We'll choose a winner each month whose image will be featured in our 2018 calendar, with all profits from sales of the calendar being donated to our nominated charity.

So how do you win these amazing prizes? All you have to do is enter the competition & submit your image here!


If you’re lucky enough to be heading off to legendary music festivals such as Glastonbury, Boomtown, Secret Garden Party, Reading & Leeds, Bestival, or a host of other niche and smaller music festivals this Summer, then you'll want to be able to capture the memories from that time on a camera that's not only better quality than your smartphone but has a battery that lasts longer too (or none at all!), you'll want a camera that is a lot more reliable and a lot better in low light for both image quality and auto focusing.

Best Cameras to Use at Music Festivals


We've put together a little list of a few cameras based with key features that make them the best options for festival cameras. Hopefully this guide will help you find the perfect camera for capturing those festival moments.

2017-06-29

When you find that your photography needs more than your compact camera or bridge camera can offer, the next step is an entry-level DSLR. One of the most popular models since its release in 2013 has been the Canon EOS 100D, but that's just been surpassed with the announcement of the Canon EOS 200D - a new, next-generation DSLR that combines the familiarity of easy touchscreen controls with superb image quality.

Canon 100D vs 200D


So what's different between the Canon EOS 200D and its predecessor, the EOS 100D?


It could be said that no move is more significant in a photographers' journey than the move from a crop sensor to a Full-Frame DSLR. The original was many photographers' entry into the world of full frame photography, and with the Canon 6D Mark II they've brought a next-generation full-frame DSLR that's ready whatever you need it to do.

Canon 6D vs 6D Mark II

So what has changed between the Canon 6D Mark I and the 6D Mark II?

With today's announcement by Canon that they've revamped their entry-level full-frame DSLR, the EOS 6D and launched the Canon 6D Mark II, there are a whole load of new features to get excited about. If you're upgrading from the original Canon 6D, or planning on making the move from either a compact camera or a crop-sensor DSLR to a full-frame DSLR, the Canon 6D Mark II is ready to handle whatever kind of photography you're ready to shoot.

Canon 6D Mark II Body with Vari-Angle Touchscreen


With that in mind, here are 6 things about the Canon EOS 6D Mark II that you may have missed:

2017-06-26

Wildlife photographers all tend to have something in common - they enjoy being outside photographing wildlife. While your choice of camera and lens will be the biggest decision you make as to what to put in your kit bag, there are a few accessories that can make your life, and your photography, a lot more enjoyable and easier.


In this list we've compiled our picks of the top 11 essential accessories that wildlife photographers should think about adding to their camera bag.

2017-06-12

Since opening our flagship store in 2008, thousands of customers have visited Park Cameras in Burgess Hill and have been able to try out an unprecedented number of photographic products all under one roof. In June 2017, we took a significant investment to completely redevelop the Canon area of the store, with the aim to improve the shopping experience that our customers receive when visiting, and to showcase the latest products across the Canon range of Digital SLRs, Mirrorless and compact cameras, lenses, printers, and video range. We believe that it is now easier than ever for customers to try the latest products at our innovative store.



2017-06-09

Sometimes, tools-of-the-trade become more than mere objects to us photographers and we develop a bond with these inanimate objects. One such tool for pro wildlife and aviation photographer Andy Rouse is his trusty Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens. In this article, Rouse tells us why he finds this lens in particular to be so indispensable. 

I’m sitting here in the one A/C compartment of the express train from New Delhi to Sawai Madhopur.

Now that’s one helluva start to any article! It’s the jumping off point for Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, home to my beloved tigress’s Noor and Arrowhead and my home for the next three weeks. I’ve got two client tours here plus some days at the start to make a short film on my tiger photography for our YouTube channel.


2017-06-02

As photographers, we all know that the lens we use can dictate the shot we get. Cameras come and go, but relatively speaking, lenses change very little over time. When you're searching for the perfect portrait, choosing the best portrait lens can make or break your shot, so we've compiled our top 5 favourite lenses for portrait photography to hopefully guide you slightly closer to that ultimate portrait shot.

1. 'Nifty-50' / Plastic Fantastic / 50mm f/1.8

Best portrait lens - the 50mm f/1.8

2017-05-24

Groundbreakers, innovators, and all-round fun-makers, DJI have just announced their latest drone, the DJI Spark. As second albums go, the DJI Spark is a good one. It's smaller, lighter, more refined than the first one, the DJI Mavic Pro. If you're into aerial photography, or you're just looking for a compact, fun, and super easy to use drone, this comparison of the DJI Spark vs the Mavic Pro should help you decide which one to buy.

DJI Spark vs Mavic Pro

2017-05-17

Olympus have just released their brand new Tough camera, the Olympus Tough TG-5. It's a step up from its predecessor, the Tough TG-4, so we're going to have a look at the two cameras and see how they compare.

Olympus TG-5 vs TG-4 Comparison


2017-05-10

What are the best mirrorless cameras that you can buy in 2017 and how do they compare? From entry-level to professional, we've got the best for you...


Sony a7S II in the hands
The powerful Sony A7S II

We've just announced the winner of our April Calendar Photography Competition - Zsolt Berend won with this gorgeous image of a Red Deer Stag on a misty sunrise morning, it captured our imagination and demonstrated excellent photographic skill.

Zsolt Berend won an amazing Olympus PEN E-PL8 mirrorless camera + lens kit worth over £500 and will be featured as our 'April' image in our 2018 charity photography calendar.


2017-05-04

One of the first pieces of advice most photographers receive when they're starting out is along the lines of "buy a new lens" or "upgrade your glass" or "buy a 50mm f/1.8", and there's good reason for that - upgrading your lenses is one of the best ways to improve your photography.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L Lens
The hugely popular Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L lens

Camera bodies come and go, they get upgraded, the megapixels go up year-on-year, they get new features, and they do eventually become outdated. Lenses, however, can last for decades.

This year, Canon are celebrating the 30th birthday of not only their EOS camera system, but also their EF lens mount, so it's only fitting that we give their professional lens range, the L-series a showcase, acknowledging the versatility, range, and excellence of these professional quality lenses.