As a photographer, it’s hard to keep up with all of the new gadgets and gear as it comes out. But here are 3 items every amateur photographer needs to add to their camera bag!
Canon EOS 6D Mark II Launches
After four years and months of speculation, Canon is replacing the Canon EOS 6D with a newer model, the EOS 6D Mark II . It’s equipped with a brand new full-frame CMOS chip that teams up with the latest DIGIC 7 image processor for improvements to both speed and image quality. The EOS 6D Mark II is lighter than the 5D Mark III or IV, but still durable, and is dust and drip-resistant, which should see it survive a few drops of rain when used in the great outdoors. One of the biggest changes is a new 3in, vari-angle touchscreen, replacing the fixed screen. No 4K recording is available, though the EOS 6D Mark II does come with a 4K time-lapse movie mode. Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity are both built into the camera, as well as the option to permanently pair it to a smartphone. This camera very much keeps its place as a camera aimed at enthusiasts rather than professionals. The Canon EOS 6D Mark II is set to go on sale later this year, but is available for pre-sale with a shipment date set for July 20 from Beachcamera.com. Don’t miss this chance to own the latest junior DSLR.
Nikon Reveals the AF-P Nikkor
Nikon has announced a fresh update to its popular 70-300mm telephoto zoom lens , which weighs in slightly less and wields an advanced VR system that enables steadier shooting. This is joined by Sport VR mode, which delivers a more stable viewfinder image. This is helpful when shooting exceptionally fast action. It boasts a minimum focus distance of 1.2m and a 0.25x magnification ratio. Also new to this version is Nikon’s AF-P Stepping Motor technology, which will provide faster and quieter autofocus, including when shooting video. The lens has been weather-proofed to protect it from water drops and dust and A/M and M/A focus-mode switches on the barrel make it possible to control manual-focus override simply by turning the focus ring. Be one of the first to own this great choice for handheld photos and videos of sports, action, concerts, weddings, wildlife and more and pre-order yours from Beachcamera.com today.
Nikon Announces the Coolpix W300
No more standing on the sidelines. With the Coolpix W300 you’ll have the ability to descend 100 feet underwater without a housing and join the world of thrill seekers. It’s weather-proofed and safe to operate down to 14 degrees. A five-axis Hybrid Vibration Reduction system has been included for steadier shots when in challenging conditions. It’s able to shoot 4K and Full HD video with a new auto-exposure system that also helps capture smooth video footage as the light changes. Since the W300 is aimed at adventure, the outside boasts a deep grip, a large monitor, and an easy control scheme for underwater use or when wearing gloves. You can sync your shots to a smart device as you shoot, or use the smart device to shoot remotely. There is a ‘Tool’ function, which displays GPS location, steps taken, depth and other useful tidbits of information, and a tripod mount that doubles as a mount for accessories like underwater flashguns. If you want a camera that is as tough as you, the Coolpix 300 is the one.
Photography equipment is constantly changing and improving. For the best results, always stay on top of the latest gear and techniques.