Introducing the Panasonic Lumix G100, a brand new camera from Panasonic designed with vlogging at the heart of it. Coming from a strong lineup of video focused cameras, the G100 is aimed more at vloggers and content creators, although it would also make a great B camera in a larger video setup. Let’s talk about what makes this such a great system for vlogging.


We are excited to let you all know that we are re-opening our two photography stores from the 15th June and are looking forward to welcoming all of our customers back, both in Burgess Hill and London. Read more about our re-opening on the link below:


Park Cameras Stores Reopening June 15th 2020


Today we’re talking about the new Sony ZV-1 and how it might be the only thing you need to start a YouTube channel. Whether you want to start a vlog or any other kind, the ZV-1 might just have everything you need.


Introducing the brand new Sony ZV-1, a camera that’s perfect for content creators, vloggers and YouTubers alike while still able to give you some great photographic performance. Let’s look into what makes this camera special.


Following on from the highly successful Capture One 20, which was launched earlier in 2020, Capture One have today announced a new update 20.1. This version incorporates a series of new and updated features designed to improve photo editing workflows. It also adds a standalone Nikon camera version. Read our post to find out what’s new as well as watch a newbie video and images outlining what we love about Capture One.

Capture One update 20.1 with camera system and powerbook


The UK is still currently in #stayathome mode, however that has not stopped DJI from releasing their brand new upgraded DJI Mavic Air 2 Drone and Fly More Combo. We take a look at the full specs for all budding videographers and aerial photographers. We are very excited by the number of upgrades, take a look and see if you agree.

DJI Mavi Air 2 Drone In Flight


Whilst we are #stayingathome, we thought we would share some methods to put into practice which will help you to improve your portrait photos.

Professional portrait photographer Hannah Couzens is a Park Cameras regular and has previously visited our store to share her photography tips and tricks. As this is not possible with the current lockdown, we asked her to put her portrait tips down for our readers benefit. Read on to learn more…!

Woman wearing head dress in portrait photograph


As part of our #stayathome project ideas for photography, I have put together a complete guide to nature macro photography that you can do from your garden, or locally if you have a green space nearby. We look at:

  • The best lenses for macro
  • Camera settings including aperture and ISO
  • Manual or autofocus? 
  • Whether you need a tripod for nature macro
  • Best lighting conditions to shoot in
  • Nature subjects and creative ideas
nature macro shot of lavender at f/2.2 for shallow DOF and smooth background
Nature macro shot of lavender at f/2.2 for shallow DOF and smooth background


Welcome to another in our #StayAtHome series to help keep your photography passion burning whilst stuck at home. This article explores what video equipment you'll need for Vlogging and streaming from home and why you might take this time to create video content. If you're thinking of starting a new podcast or a Youtube Channel we have advice on gear and equipment from our store.

The versatile Joby GorillaPod 3K PRO perfect for Vlogging
The versatile Joby GorillaPod 3K PRO perfect for Vlogging


Firstly let me say that I’m not a bird photographer by any means, I am a landscape photographer trying something new. In the spirit of learning a new skill while we #stayathome I’ve been out every morning trying bird photography in our garden and gathering tips for readers. If you are up for a new challenge, to learning a new skill and benefitting from the wellbeing that photography and being outdoors can provide, read on. All of these images have been taken in the last few days while at home in our garden or shooting out of our windows.

*UPDATED WEEKLY - Now with meta data *

Pigeons marching on a wall taken from my window


As part of our #StayAtHome series of articles we look at Capture One Pro 20, the best photo editing software - in my opinion. We also take a peek at the Wacom Cintiq range and how these tablets (or interactive displays) work with Capture One for photo editing. And finally we direct you to other excellent accessories for post processing images from your newly organised home photography studio. I’ve included several video’s to watch about Capture One and Wacom Cintiq editing displays.

Photo editing at home with Capture One and Wacom Cintiq on sofa


Hopefully everyone is safe and well at this unprecedented time. For those at home during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, our photo and video guru Gareth has come up with five photo projects to improve your skills at home while social distancing. These have the added benefits of helping to keep you sane, helping with cleaning up your home and prolonging the lifespan of your food and drinks supplies! Read on for five easy and fun photography projects you can do right now...
Pet photography in the home during Coronavirus social distancing
Pet photographs need patience at home, but make great keepsakes


We've been thinking about - our customers, our colleagues and our local communities. Whilst we are striving to run the operations of the business largely as normal, your health and safety are our top priorities and at the heart of every decision we make. We believe it’s critical to do our part to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Here are some of the steps we are taking to protect everyone in this ever-evolving situation:


Here at Park Cameras, we're extremely proud to announce that we have been recognised for providing excellent service to our customers by winning two ‘Gold’ Good Service Awards! 

In February 2020, we have been awarded Gold Good Service Awards from the Practical Photography and Amateur Photographer magazines – one of only a few UK retailers to achieve this feat.

The Amateur Photographer Good Service Award being presented to Roscoe Atkins, Reg Atkins
and Frank Keenan of Park Cameras, with hosts AP Editor Nigel Atherton and comedian Mark Dolan.  

Fujifilm are a force to be reckoned with in the mirrorless camera market. Not only is it hard to ignore their oh so desirable retro design language, but their compact interchangeable lens cameras consistently over-deliver. With a number of accolades including producing one of the highest resolution medium format cameras on the market (the mighty GFX 100), the introduction of a new flagship model always causes a stir in the photographic community. And so it does once again with the brand new Fujifilm X-T4.

Holding the flagship Fujifilm XT-4 at last!


With Shrove Tuesday on the horizon, we thought what better time than now to look at the art of taking some mouth-watering photos of your pancake creations.

To help you get an insight into what make a great Pancake photo, we’ve been speaking to award-winning food and still life photographer Frankie Turner who has shared her top tips with us.

Pancake day is fast approaching, so don’t get caught out in the last minute panic when your Instagram feed is full of everyone’s #pancakeday creations. After all if you’re reading this on the day it’s published, you’re already a step ahead.

Here’s my how to, on getting the best out of your pancake day posts.