I suspect that when most of us think about photographing endangered wildlife species across Africa, we think you’ll need several large camera bags and hard cases full of expensive camera gear – huge 800mm lenses, several top-of-the-range DSLRs all packed in with dozens of lenses, a laptop, hard drives, and other photography paraphernalia. All of which will be lugged in the back of a Land Rover across the orange sands of Namibia.


Mike Jones is the Creative Director and head photographer at Waterline Media, a boutique media production company on the South Coast who supply media to the marine and super-yacht industries.

Mike and his team at Waterline Media use Elinchrom flash lighting for most of their photography, including an array of umbrellas and softboxes and the ELB 400 Hi-Sync To Go set which includes an ELB 400 pack and Quadra Hi-Sync heads. In this article, Mike talks through how he uses the Elinchrom kit to create some truly stunning imagery on yachts around the world.

Today, Canon have announced the latest addition to their premium G range of compact digital cameras - introducing the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III - a follow-up to 2014's G1 X Mark II.

the new Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III compact digital camera

This latest iteration brings some significant upgrades from the previous model, both inside and outside - you can find all the details about the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III over on the Park Cameras website. In this blog, we're comparing what's changed from the G1 X Mark II - what's new, what's different, what's stayed the same so you can decide whether this is the camera for you to upgrade to or join Canon's G-range with as a new camera.


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!

Win a Canon EOS M6 mirrorless camera + lens kit worth over £600 in the Park Cameras October Calendar Photography Competition


This month (October 2017), a new rangefinder style camera enters the mirrorless camera market with the Fujifilm X-E3. Fujifilm invited us to a private members library in the heart of London to get hands on with this new addition to the Fujifilm X-series.

Fujifilm X-E3 premium compact digital camera in silver or black finish


The brand that's synonymous with action cameras have once again changed the game - introducing the GoPro Hero6 Black!

Any new camera from GoPro is bound to be welcomed with open arms by everyone from daily commuting bikers & cyclists, to extreme snowboarders, surfers & skydivers; the GoPro Hero6 Black is no exception.

When any new camera is launched, it will inevitably be compared to its predecessor and the many questions that entails - What's new? What's changed? What's stayed the same? With that in mind, this article is comparing GoPro's latest Hero6 Black with the one that came before it, the GoPro Hero5 Black.

The GoPro Hero6 Black is In Stock & available today at Park Cameras


Do you think you're a camera genius? Can you tell cameras apart, just by a glimpse? Put your knowledge to the test and see if you're an expert with our surprisingly hard quiz!


Some photographers prefer to use natural light as their only light source, taking great pleasure in producing images that are only shot in daylight using the power of the Sun as illumination.

For other photographers, there's nothing quite like the shots you can achieve when using on or off-camera flash, from punchy night scenes, to blur-free indoor images, there are plenty of reasons to use a flash in your photography.

A model posing in front of a photographer using a Sony digital camera and Sony flashgun

In this quick guide, we're looking at a number of ways of using Sony flashguns to further your creative potential and unlock new photographic possibilities.


Sony love a surprise product announcement - they did it last March 2016 with the RX10 III, so it was little surprise when we were scrambling around our desks at 3pm on the 12th September to watch the live launch for the new Sony RX10 IV!

In this comparison we're comparing the Sony RX10 II with the RX10 III and the very latest RX10 IV and will be looking at:
  1. First Impressions
  2. Image Quality Comparison
  3. Video Quality
  4. Focusing Systems
  5. Difference in Focal Range
  6. LCD Screens
  7. Connectivity & Other Changes
  8. Conclusion

Sony RX10 II vs Sony RX10 III vs Sony RX10 IV Comparison Review


At the Park Cameras Imaging Festival in June 2017, award-winning landscape and travel photographer David Clapp was in store sharing his wealth of knowledge to help customers take some fantastic landscape shots using a variety of different lenses and cameras including the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM

For those not able to make the event, or those who did and want to refresh their memory, we’ve listed David’s 7 best tricks for making the most of a long-lens landscape.

Shooting long lens landscapes with photographer David Clapp


Park Cameras team member, technology enthusiast, pro photograher & videographer, and all-round good-guy, James has taken the new Samyang 35mm f/2.8 autofocus lens for Sony E-mount cameras out for a trip around London and Brighton to give it a thorough review, as well as comparing it to Sony's own Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 AF Sonnar lens with some side-by-side comparisons.

If you're wondering whether the Samyang 35mm f/2.8 AF lens is worth the investment for your Sony E-mount mirrorless camera, wonder no longer. Take it away, James...

In the 46 years that we’ve been serving photo enthusiasts across the UK, here at Park Cameras we’ve always aimed to give our customers the very best shopping experience, whilst helping you find the perfect products for your needs. 

This year is no different, as we have continued to make enhancements to our Burgess Hill store with the addition of a brand-new area showcasing the wide variety of products available from Manfrotto.


Today Olympus have announced their latest addition to award-winning OM-D series of mirrorless cameras - introducing the E-M10 Mark III.

The E-M10 Mark II is a follow-up to 2015's E-M10 Mark II and is a beautifully crafted camera that follows Olympus' classic design standards from days of yore, which makes it a fantastic looking piece of equipment. Inside though, it brings several very welcome updates from the Mark II.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III vs E-M10 Mark II Review
Side-by-side comparison of the E-M10 Mark III vs E-M10 Mark II with the 14-42mm EZ Pancake lens


Camera naming conventions can be a confusing business - do higher numbers mean a better camera? Or lower numbers? Do more numbers mean it's entry level or pro? What do the letters mean?

No conventions have been more confusing (initially) than those for Canon's mirrorless camera range, which began in 2012 with the Canon EOS M and has now reached the lofty heights of the M100.

Canon EOS M100 with EF-M 15-45mm lens
The latest Canon EOS M100

In the intervening time though, we've seen the M2 (which never made it to Europe), M3, M5, M6, and M10 - so the big question is - where to they all sit in the line-up, and which Canon mirrorless camera is for you?

We're here to clear a few things up...


The wait is over, and the Nikon D850 - the latest pro-level full-frame digital SLR from Nikon has been officially unveiled! Here we're breaking down the specs and comparing the Nikon D850 vs the Nikon D810.

We already knew it was called the Nikon D850 thanks to an announcement on Nikon's 100th birthday hinting that something wicked this way comes, complete with teaser pictures and video.

Now we can finally delve deeper into the D850's specifications, and tell you exactly what is different from the Nikon D850 vs the Nikon D810.

One thing we are hearing from Nikon Towers is that the D810 will still exist as a standalone model, and will not be usurped by the newer addition to Nikon's full-frame family.

Rest assured that the D850 is a powerhouse of a DSLR camera, and those eager for its arrival are in for a treat with a camera that will be hard to topple as the most exciting release of 2017.

Nikon D850 vs Nikon D810 Review


Late on Thursday this week, the Events Team from Park Cameras will be on their way to the Egleton Nature Reserve at Rutland Water in Rutland, in preparation for an early start on Friday morning where we'll be ready to greet visitors to Birdfair 2017.

The British Birdwatching Fair (aka Birdfair) is held every August at Rutland Water and is one of the key calendar events for birdwatchers, often described as the birder's 'Glastonbury' (because it's massive and often muddy).

For the 5th year running, Park Cameras will be the leading photographic retailer resident at Birdfair, with a huge stand (OD11) with all the latest gear a bird watcher or photographer could ask for.

Here's a little taste of what to expect from Park Cameras at Birdfair 2017: