2018-01-18

Whether you're planning a short city break in Bruges, gearing up for a family holiday to Barbados, packing for a 'staycation' in Bognor Regis, or training for a trek through Bangladesh, you'll be able to capture amazing photos and travel light with our top picks of the best compact cameras for travel and holidays in 2018.

Keeping the weight down is a common requirement for a travel camera, which is why we've narrowed our selection to only compact digital cameras - they're light, compact, and feature packed so you know you'll be able to come home with some truly memorable travel images.


Different holiday destinations have different needs though - you might want a more stylish premium compact camera if you're wandering the city streets, hunting out cool coffee shops and taking in everything cultural, whereas a waterproof, shockproof, go-anywhere compact camera might be more appropriate if you're off on a summer holiday with the kids!

In this article we're comparing the benefits and differences of these ten compact digital cameras so you can find the best camera for your needs:
  1. Canon IXUS 185 - a ready-to-go, point-and-shoot camera
  2. GoPro Hero 5 Session - a tiny, 4K video waterproof cube
  3. Ricoh Theta V - a 4K video, 360 degree camera 
  4. Panasonic Lumix TZ90 - a superzoom, all-in-one travel camera 
  5. Sony RX100 III - 20 megapixel pocket sized travel camera
  6. Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II - compact & stylish with Full HD video
  7. Panasonic Lumix LX15 - 4K video in a pocket camera
  8. Fujifilm X100F - retro premium styling & outstanding image quality
  9. Canon PowerShot G1X Mark III - DSLR quality in a compact camera
  10. Olympus Tough TG-5 - a rugged, almost-everything-proof 4K camera

2018-01-10

CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada is the annual tech show that draws throngs of visitors to its halls from the 9th - 12th January with technological delights galore and, as always, an exciting barrage of new product launches to get our teeth stuck into.

As well as the usual announcements of new TVs, wearable technology, virtual voice assistants, and talking fridges, at Park Cameras we're particularly excited about the latest cameras, lenses and other photo and video tech news.

We're keeping this blog updated with everything that's being released this week! Here's everything that's been released so far:

2018-01-08

Just over a year since the launch of the original GH5, Panasonic have followed up today by launching their latest mirrorless camera - the Lumix GH5S, an addition to the lineup to sit alongside the original GH5 and the Lumix G9.

The all-new Panasonic Lumix GH5S video mirrorless digital camera


The Panasonic Lumix GH5S is a 10.2 megapixel, low light monster micro four thirds with an arsenal of video-orientated features, positioning it as a favourite for anyone from solo documentary film-makers and videographers to professionals and full-scale production houses.

Today, 8th January 2018, Panasonic have announced an exciting addition to their mirrorless camera lineup, introducing the Panasonic Lumix GH5S - a low light capable, video-centric version of last year's hugely popular Lumix GH5.

Compare the new Panasonic Lumix GH5S with the original Lumix GH5 - Panasonic GH5S vs GH5 Review

The Panasonic GH5S is an addition to their high end line-up and will sit alongside the existing Lumix GH5 and Lumix G9 as a built-for-video mirrorless camera. There will obviously be many questions about what makes this new GH5S different from the current GH5 and where it sits in the lineup.

In this review, we're comparing the latest Panasonic Lumix GH5S with its sibling, the Lumix GH5 so you can make an informed buying decision about which camera best suits your needs.

2018-01-05

In recent years, the price of high quality printers has dropped significantly, so now for just a few hundred pounds, you can have a professional printing lab in the comfort of your own home or office, and produce incredible images at the touch of a button.

Top of the Range - The Epson SureColor SC-P400 A3+ Photo Printer
Top of the Range - The Epson SureColor SC-P400 A3+ Photo Printer

There are many makes and models to choose from and the quality of their results can vary quite drastically, so in this article we aim to save you from wading through all the options out there and recommend our top five tried and tested a range of A3 photo printers, available to buy today for under £500.

In this article we're comparing the differences between these six A3 and A3+ printers so you can find the best A3 photo printer for your needs:

  1. Canon PIXMA iP8750
  2. Epson Expression Photo XP-960
  3. Canon PIXMA PRO-100S
  4. Epson SureColor SC-P400
  5. Canon PIXMA PRO-10S
  6. Epson SureColor SC-P600

2017-12-22

As another year draws to a close and we welcome in a new one with linked arms and fireworks, it seems appropriate that we take some time to look back on the past 12 months and review some of our favourite bits from the past year.


Best Products of 2017


In compiling this list of the best products of 2017, we've taken a few very important factors into consideration. We've looked at which products you, our valued customers, have been buying the most, which products have received favourable reviews from sources around the web, which products are both affordable and accessible, which products have broken new ground in terms of fulfilling customers needs, and which products excited the staff here at Park Cameras the most!


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.