2017-12-14

Experience the Olympus range of PRO products at Park Cameras

Since we opened our London store in December 2013, our aim was to create the best camera store in London, combining the expert knowledge of our staff with accessible displays to get hands on with the latest cameras, lenses and accessories. This December, we have continued with this aim, introducing a new Olympus area designed to showcase the range of products intended to meet the requirements of enthusiast and professional photographers alike.



2017-12-13

Sigma are renowned as makers of some of the finest camera lenses in the world. With a history that dates back to Japan in 1962, Sigma have a wealth of knowledge, experience, and expertise behind them that goes into designing every one of their lenses.

With that being said, we've decided to pick out our top 5 picks of the best lenses that are available from Sigma at the moment.


2017-12-03

Today, Sunday 3rd December 2017, we’re going to be treated to another Supermoon. If, like us, you’re looking forward to get out and about with your camera to capture some images of this lunar spectacle, follow our quick guide to getting the most out of the Supermoon.



2017-11-29

Since opening our flagship store back in 2008, we have always tried to provide the best shopping experience possible for photo enthusiasts, combing the expert knowledge of our staff with accessible displays to get hands on with the latest cameras, lenses and accessories. With the introduction of the new GFX Medium Format system from Fujifilm earlier in 2017, this provided us with the opportunity to adjust the store to accommodate this new product line-up.


2017-11-27

Missed out on a Black Friday or Cyber Monday deal? This Friday 1st December and Saturday 2nd December your luck is in, as we're continuing our annual tradition of holding Christmas Shopping Days in both our stores - the ideal opportunity to pick up a fantastic Christmas gift, win a GoPro Hero5 and Hero6, ask experts your burning questions, and take part in a range of bite-size seminars.


Our Christmas Shopping Days are being held on Friday 1st December in our London store on Rathbone Place, just off Oxford Street in Central London, and the following day on Saturday 2nd December in our Burgess Hill store in West Sussex.

2017-11-23

Black Friday 2017 is officially here! There's only one place in the UK that you'll find the very best deals on cameras, lenses, bags, tripods, filters, and accessories - that's right here at Park Cameras.


2017-11-16

Stuart Dudleston is a professional wedding and travel photographer based in Dorset, he recently converted to the Fufifilm system for his wedding photography and is here to explain why. 

No matter how you look at it, even if it’s upside down with your head between your legs. If you’re photographing a real wedding, then you’re in the documentary photography business.

Sure, your style might be more ‘lifestyle’ focused with loosely manufactured scenes to inspire moments. And sure, you might like to take the couple out later in the evening with more lighting than Vegas to create some dramatic fine-art portraits.

You probably feel as though you’re totally in control and creating a bespoke piece of art. And you’d be absolutely correct. But what about the rest of the day?


2017-11-10

Professional photographer Jesper Gronnemark usually photographs terrestrial sports for clients including Red Bull, CeramicSpeed, and Cannondale, but recently he went wheels-up to jump out of a (perfectly good!) plane to photograph skydivers.


Using the mighty Sony Alpha a7R II mirrorless camera and Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 GM zoom lens for this epic challenge, Jesper was able to get some amazing shots of the skydiving model mid-air.

2017-11-08

Panasonic have today announced the latest addition to their micro four thirds range of mirrorless cameras, introducing the Lumix G9, sitting alongside the Lumix GH5 as Panasonic's flagship Lumix G cameras!

Side by side comparison of the Panasonic Lumix GH5 and the Lumix G9
Comparison of the Panasonic Lumix GH5 and the Lumix G9

The Panasonic Lumix G9 is all-weather mirrorless camera designed for high speed shooting, which makes it the ideal solution for sports and wildlife photographers, particularly when paired with Panasonic's new Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f/2.8 Power O.I.S telephoto lens they also released today. 

The Lumix G9 is primarily a stills photography camera, but the likeness in feature-set to the Lumix GH5 will not be missed by many. In this article we're examining the differences and similarities between the stills-focused Lumix G9 and the video-centric Lumix GH5 so you can make an informed buying decision as to which one you choose.

2017-11-03

Halloween is over, the shops have started stocking Christmas gifts, and it’s dark at 5pm. That can only mean one thing – it’s bonfire night soon!


Unless you’re one of the premature mid-week firework types, I imagine you’ll be heading out this weekend to a bonfire and firework display, so we’ve put together a few tips and tricks for you so you can take your camera along and hopefully capture some excellent photos.

2017-11-02

It's no secret that Leica cameras tend to appear in the 'sort by price high to low' filter on our site, and it's probably no surprise that a Leica holds the record for the most expensive camera ever sold.

To some, the price of a Leica is unjustifiable, but to others the price is just part of a bigger picture that tells us why Leica cameras are so prized and sought after.


In this article I'm going to talk about why a Leica camera is considered to be expensive, but why that label doesn't tell the full story.

2017-10-31

For the past 12 weeks, the country has been gripped by baking drama of epic proportions courtesy of The Great British Bake Off.

It's the final week this week, where we'll find out who will be crowned the winner of the 2017 GBBO, or whether they've bitten off more than they can Choux.


Taken on an iPhone 6s - Copyright Francesca Turner

All this talk of Dampfnudels, Savarins, pastries, puddings and tarts has got us kneading to show off our greatest baking creations to the world, whether you're making a Schichttorte, or a good one.

2017-10-25

Sony have just announced the latest full frame mirrorless camera in their Alpha a7 range - the high resolution Sony a7R III. This latest version brings a number of key advancements over its predecessor, the a7R II.

Image showing the Sony alpha a7r ii alongside the sony alpha a7r iii mirrorless digital cameras
Seemingly identical on the outside - the Sony a7R II vs the Sony a7R III

In this review we're looking at what those changes are from the Sony a7R II to the latest a7R III, we'll run through what's changed, what's new, and what's stayed the same so you can make an informed choice when you buy one of these outstanding mirrorless cameras.

2017-10-19

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.


2017-10-16

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.