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Monday, 2 March 2015

New Nikon D7200 announced!

Nikon have announced a new model - an addition to the range - the D7200.

Sitting just above the D7100, the D7200 improves on the D7100 in several areas - key areas if you are in to action shooting.
The D7100 has always been criticised for the size of its' continuous shooting buffer which allows only 6 Raw (NEF Format, 14-bit Lossless compressed) shots before stopping to write the data to your memory card. The new D7200 offers a 18 shot raw buffer and Jpeg buffer has increased from 50 (Jpeg Fine, Large image area) to at least 100 shots.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Stop motion with the Panasonic LUMIX GX7

The Panasonic LUMIX GX7 brings many new features to the micro 4/3 system as an upgrade to the GX1. One of those being the stop motion mode, enabling the user to easily create stop motion films in-camera, saving a lot of time editing. Eager to try this out for myself, here is my short film and experience using the camera to create it.

I have previously attempted stop motion using a Canon PowerShot G12 on a mini tripod and remote shutter release, and took lots of time uploading and putting together every single frame in video editing software.  The GX7 stop motion mode will show you how many frames you have taken and put it all together for you in less than 1 minute.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) - The best compact digital camera on the market?

The Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) is the latest in the Leica D-Lux premium compact digital camera range produced in partnership with Panasonic and sporting the famous Leica Red Dot.

A marriage of the expertise of Panasonic in electronics and Leica in optics is quite a combination and the specification of the D-Lux are outstanding.

With a  16MP multi-format 4/3rds size imaging sensor providing around 12MP images coupled to the superb stabilised Leica 24-75mm f/1.7-2.8 (35mm equivalent) lens - technical results are excellent in any conditions. The AF system and lovely electronic viewfinder make shooting a real pleasure.

Chinese New Year - a quick guide to getting the best images!

The Chinese New Year is today 19th February - but in most of the UK celebrations in ernest commence at the weekend.

Chinese New Year is a great celebration for the Chinese community and a colourful noisy event.

With the Lion dances, firecrackers and wonderful smells of Chinese food it is a very atmospheric event.

To capture this with your camera follow some of our tips below and enjoy your day out!

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro Lens review

The Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm f/2.8  Pro lens was launched at the same time as the O-MD E-M1.

In 35mm terms, it equates to a 24-80mm f/2.8 so an extremely useful range especially with a constant f/2.8 aperture.

Olympus have thrown everything at this lens design so it has very fast focussing, the very latest optical design and coatings and it is weatherproofed so an ideal match for the OM-D E-M1 and E-M5 which are both weatherproofed too.

Park Cameras raise over £790 for St. Peter & St. James’ Hospice

On Thursday 29th January, staff at Park Cameras attempted to run between both our stores in Burgess Hill and Central London in a single day, in an effort to raise as much money as possible for local charity St. Peter and St. James’ Hospice.

It was a chilly day outside Burgess Hill, with the temperature at just 5C. However, inside our Burgess Hill store, things got pretty warm, as amongst the wide range of cameras, lenses, bags and tripods, a team of 13 employees set of on our challenge to run the equivalent distance between our two retail stores.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Nikon D7100 review

The Nikon D7100 is the latest in the line of semi-pro DX format cameras from Nikon.

It comes in to the range above the D7000 but below the D300s that still remains available.

In many respects, the D7100 far outperforms the D300s apart from a couple of areas.

Friday, 6 February 2015

Canon EOS 750D and EOS 760D announced!

Canon have announced two new models to the EOS range - the EOS 750D and EOS 760D.

Both new models offer a 24.2mp imaging sensor and DIGIC 6 imaging processor.

Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R launched - 50.6mp!

Canon users looking enviously at Nikon and Sony with their 36mp full frame sensor cameras have had their wishes answered - and then some - as Canon have announced two new additions to the EOS range.

The EOS 5DS offers a 50.6mp full frame CMOS sensor with the EOS 5DS R adding a low-pass cancelation filter (as per Nikon with the D800/D800E models)- the highest resolution so far seen in a full frame (35mm format) imaging sensor.

The two new cameras are additions to the range which already includes the class leading EOS 1-DX and 5D Mk III models.