Untitled.jpgWell if Christmas is on the way, then the end of the year must be just around the corner. And as ever, it’s a great time to look back on the year that was and reflect on the highs, the lows, and the in-betweens. As I have the good fortune to get to play with new cameras from time to time, I thought I’d look back at the best models I got to hold in my sweaty paws in 2014.


My Top 5 Cameras For Shooting Video

by Blogger on ‎12-10-2014 10:24 PM - last edited on ‎12-11-2014 09:57 AM by Editor in Chief

10322914.jpgVideo capture technology has come a long way in a short space of time. Up until a few years ago you had to have a specialized device to capture moving images, whereas nowadays it’s pretty much a given that your camera or smartphone will capture video and stills.


Today I’m going to look at 5 cameras that have awesome video capture capabilities.


Get The Perfect Gift For Your Camera Fanatic!

by Blogger on ‎12-03-2014 02:08 PM - last edited on ‎12-03-2014 02:20 PM by Editor in Chief

X-mas-2014.jpgDecember is here and it’s time to start planning the perfect Christmas - no pressure at all! Well you can reduce the stress levels by getting at least one present out of the way early. If you’re lucky enough to have a camera fanatic in your life, this is an easy one to knock out of the park because camera fanatics love new gear and here at Best Buy, we’ve got you covered.

Today I’m going to pick out a few items that I personally would be very happy to find in my stocking on December 25th.



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I have always been a big fan of GoPro cameras – well the Everio Quad Proof video camera is sort of the GoPro of “camcorders.” Unlike the GoPro, which has a separate case that makes it waterproof, the Everio Quad Proof camera is so durable that the camera as it is can go underwater, in snow, dust storms, and won’t get damaged if it is accidentally dropped. A great camera for all you outdoorsy types that don’t want the elements to prevent you from getting the perfect shot. I had a chance to test drive one and here’s what I found.


Review: Fujifilm X-T1—Will This Camera Become A Cult Classic?

by Blogger ‎11-21-2014 02:29 PM - edited ‎11-25-2014 11:27 AM

10246845.jpgAs the mirrorless (or compact system) camera segment has mushroomed over the last few years, one company has stood out from the rest for consistently releasing high-quality, stylish cameras that produce gorgeous images: Fujifilm.


Today I'm reviewing the rugged, durable X-T1, a camera capable of taking gorgeous images in the most demanding of circumstances.



The Perfect Gift Cameras for Xmas 2014

by Blogger on ‎11-14-2014 03:25 PM - last edited on ‎11-17-2014 11:49 AM by Editor in Chief

Xmas-2014.jpgHoliday season is fast approaching, and if you’re anything like me then you'll be doing a lot of headscratching when it comes to choosing presents for everybody this year. Digital cameras are one of those go-to gifts that are bound to be super-popular again this year, but given the array of models available it can be a bit overwhelming trying to find the right one. Today I’m going to offer you some insight into my favourite cameras, and the kind of user that might appreciate each one.


Tips to help you create perfect holiday memories

by Blogger on ‎11-09-2014 04:40 PM - last edited on ‎11-13-2014 01:37 PM by Editor in Chief

memories-edited.jpgToday I’m going to offer you some photography tips to help you make the most of those priceless holiday moments, like the visit to Santa’s grotto, the kids unwrapping presents, and of course everyone’s favourite, Dad asleep with the remote in his hand.


Take great close up shots with Canon lenses

by Vendor on ‎10-31-2014 05:09 PM - last edited on ‎11-03-2014 02:28 PM by Editor in Chief

1-macro_closeups.jpgToday we’re going to look at two separate, but connected, areas of photography: macro photography, which is concerned with making images of very small objects, and close-up photography where, as the name suggests, we get very close to our subject.


Gear up and hit the hill with the Sony ActionCam

by Blogger on ‎10-17-2014 03:58 PM - last edited on ‎10-20-2014 08:07 AM by Editor in Chief

sony-action-cam1.jpgI was pretty excited to test out the Sony ActionCam With LiveView Remote, and if you watch point of view action sports videos on Youtube the way most of my family does, you’ll instantly know exactly what this camera is for. Designed specifically to capture live action video in all the crazy places you’d go to for action sports and recreation, the Sony ActionCam has all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a camera of this type. It was created for the ski hill, it shines on the side of a mountain, and you can take it with you while you hang ten on a wave near a tropic beach.


Choose the right Canon lens to take great sports and fast action pictures

by Vendor on ‎10-10-2014 06:37 PM - last edited on ‎10-22-2014 12:34 PM by Editor in Chief



Today we're going to offer a little bit of advice on some techniques and settings you can use to get great action shots, and also recommend some Canon lenses to help you on your way.


GoPro Announces Hero4 Range - Touchscreen, Wifi And Amazing Performance.

by Blogger on ‎09-29-2014 01:26 PM - last edited on ‎09-29-2014 02:06 PM by Editor in Chief

CHDSY-401_main1.jpgSince the release of the original wearable camera, GoPro has been a go-to for the outdoor action crew who want to capture videos of their wild exploits. GoPro has just announced the release of their latest batch of cameras under the name Hero4. This time last year they released two cameras in the Hero3+ range, and this time they’ve actually announced three different models; Hero, Hero4 Silver, and Hero4 Black.


Take better portraits using Canon lenses

by Vendor on ‎09-26-2014 01:29 PM - last edited on ‎10-22-2014 12:33 PM by Editor in Chief



The number one reason that people buy cameras is to make portraits of friends and family.Today I’m going to offer you some advice on how to make better portraits, and also recommend some Canon lenses to help you do just that.


The major camera announcements from Photokina 2014

by Blogger on ‎09-22-2014 05:16 PM - last edited on ‎09-23-2014 08:46 AM by Editor in Chief

medium.jpgPhotokina is a bi-annual photography and imaging event where more than 1,000 manufacturers and innovators in the field of photography get together to show off their latest products. 


Today we take a look at the most significant camera announcements to come out of Photokina 2014.


Nikon Announces The D750 - The First Full-Frame DSLR With Wi-Fi

by Blogger on ‎09-14-2014 08:31 PM - last edited on ‎09-15-2014 02:54 PM by Editor in Chief

Screen Shot 2014-09-14 at 8.28.39 PM.pngNikon has just announced it's latest full-frame offering - the D750, which sits between the D610 and the D810 in Nikon's FX range. According to Nikon this camera is aimed at the 'adept enthusiast', but judging by the specs, this is a camera that will easily satisfy most professional shooters too.


Capture nature perfectly with Canon lenses

by Vendor on ‎09-11-2014 11:42 PM - last edited on ‎10-22-2014 12:35 PM by Editor in Chief



Photographing nature offers some of the best and most varied opportunities to make beautiful images to hang on your walls, it’s hardly surprising that it’s one of the most popular pursuits in photography. Today I’m going to give you some ideas and inspiration to take your nature photography further, and also recommend some Canon lenses that can help you on your journey.



Preview: The powerful FUJIFILM X-30 compact camera

by Blogger ‎08-29-2014 02:50 PM - edited ‎08-29-2014 02:52 PM

FUJIFILM-X-30-FRONT-BACK.jpgFUJIFILM has unveiled its high-end, third-generation compact camera. The FUJIFILM X30 promises to bring back the joy of shooting. Highlights include a high-quality CMOS sensor, real-time viewfinder, high capacity battery and dual ring controls.


Choose the Right Lens, Capture the Perfect Wedding Photo

by Vendor on ‎08-28-2014 08:02 PM - last edited on ‎10-22-2014 12:36 PM by Editor in Chief

Event_2.JPGWedding photography is one of the most rewarding fields in photography, because it offers so many unique opportunities to make powerful and moving images. Today we're looking at some of the best Canon lenses for capturing images that will bring tears to the eyes of your bride and groom for years to come.


Sensor Size And Crop Factor Demystified

by Blogger on ‎08-27-2014 02:03 PM - last edited on ‎09-04-2014 04:56 PM by Editor in Chief

Untitled-1.jpgKnowing the best focal length for your subject is an important part of photography, but sometimes there's a difference between the focal length you think you're using, and your true focal length. This is a result of the crop factor, which comes into play because of the variety of camera sensor sizes on the market today.




Light It Up: Photography And Lighting

by Blogger on ‎08-22-2014 12:42 PM - last edited on ‎08-22-2014 05:05 PM by Best Buy Best Buy

2014-06-21_1403321934.jpgThere are a number of key skills that every photographer needs to master. One piece of the photography puzzle is reading and understanding light, not in the scientific sense, but in the way we use it to enhance our photography. Today we’re going to give you a brief introduction to some of the concepts and scenarios that will help you make beautifully lit photographs.


Find The Ideal Canon Lens To Travel

by Blogger on ‎08-18-2014 12:37 AM - last edited on ‎10-22-2014 12:32 PM by Editor in Chief

800px-Lano_Beach_-_Savai'i,_2007.jpgTravelling to new places gives you a chance to practice your photography skills, but if you don't have the right equipment you might find yourself at a disadvantage. Today we're looking at three very different lenses from Canon that you might want to consider for your next big trip.


The Sony RX100 M3: Amazing Power In Your Pocket

by Blogger on ‎08-07-2014 02:45 PM - last edited on ‎11-06-2014 05:42 PM by Editor in Chief

10246766.jpgThe RX100 is a high-end point-and-shoot, offering excellent image quality in a small package. It has gained loads of fans and garnered lots of praise for packing enough features to satisfy the most demanding of shooters into the smallest possible space.


Today I'm going to take an in-depth look at this pocket rocket, and tell you about the two killer features of the RX100 that really set it apart from the rest.


Review: Canon cameras are a mom's best friend

by Blogger on ‎08-06-2014 12:08 PM - last edited on ‎08-21-2014 01:25 PM by Editor in Chief



My experience with SLR cameras (however ancient) made me the perfect person to try out three of Canon’s latest and greatest DSLR’s – The Canon EOS Rebel SL1, the Canon EOS Rebel T5i, and the Canon EOS 70D. The goal of this test? To get behind the lens of these three for a few days and share the features of these beauties from a mom’s perspective, so you’ll know before you pick it up what it’s best for.


Everything you need to know about your first DSLR camera

by Blogger on ‎07-31-2014 11:08 AM - last edited on ‎07-31-2014 12:05 PM by Editor in Chief

Untitled-1.jpgSo you love photography and you’ve decided you want to push your images to the next level. Maybe you’ve had a point-and-shoot for a few years now and you’ve used it to death. Maybe you’ve found yourself looking at photographs on blogs and in magazines and thought "How can I make my images look that good?" Well chances are those images were made using a DSLR. Today I’m going to look at some of the advantages of the DSLR over the point-and-shoot, and some of the reasons why you might want to make the leap to the world of the DSLR.


5 Tips For Great Zoom Photography

by Blogger on ‎07-22-2014 03:20 PM - last edited on ‎07-22-2014 03:53 PM by Editor in Chief


Long-distance photography offers some unique opportunities and perspectives that would otherwise be unavailable to us, and as a technique can help us to create a distinctive style in our photography.


Today I’m going to look at some of the scenarios in which you can use long-distance photography effectively and also offer some tips on how to get the most from your long-distance photography.


Share Your Photos Instantly With Wifi Enabled Cameras

by Blogger on ‎07-16-2014 12:39 PM - last edited on ‎07-17-2014 04:57 PM by Editor in Chief

Untitled.jpgOne of the hottest new features in camera technology is on-board wireless capabilities, which allow you to download, backup and share your photos without the need to physically connect your camera to a computer.


Today I'm going to look a little deeper into the wifi functions currently available and the way various manufacturers are incorporating them into their latest models.


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Compare last year’s photos of your children with your kids today – the difference is startling! Photography allows us to capture the past and compare it to the present. Before and after photos are really interesting: especially when they are done well. Some can even be hilarious. Try composing a before and after photo series and you will have created a unique photo memory and you might win the awesome Canon Rebel T5i camera. Read on for more details …


Get The Best Photos Of Your Kids This Summer

by Blogger on ‎07-08-2014 12:32 PM - last edited on ‎07-09-2014 12:25 PM by Editor in Chief

Juna-Photography-1-5.JPGThe summer is finally in full swing, and if you’re a parent like me, you’re probably spending a lot more time with your kids now that school is out. 


The summer is an important time in the lives of children, arguably the highlight of the year, and as parents it's our job to document these fun-packed, carefree days.


Today I'm going to give you my angle on taking great photographs of your kids.


The New Nikon D810 Packs Incredible Resolution!

by Blogger ‎07-02-2014 09:11 AM - edited ‎07-02-2014 06:12 PM


Nikon has just announced the release of it’s latest full-frame DSLR - the D810. This is a camera that promises a big leap forward in terms of resolution, putting it in league with medium format cameras, which are considerably more expensive.


5 Tips For Shooting Great Summer Photos

by Blogger on ‎06-27-2014 03:19 PM - last edited on ‎06-30-2014 08:38 AM by Editor in Chief


Saturday the 21st was summer solstice, the longest day of the year the official start of summer 2014. Canadians really come alive in the summer, and on these long beautiful summer days you can feel all that energy stored up over the winter.

Summer is a great time to dust off that camera that’s been sitting on the shelf and get outside and make some great photos. Today I’m going to give you my top 5 tips for shooting amazing photographs this summer.


Canon Rebel T5 vs. T5i - What's The Difference?

by Blogger on ‎06-18-2014 12:15 PM - last edited on ‎06-23-2014 01:48 PM by Editor in Chief


If you were to judge by the names alone, you might assume that the Canon Rebel T5 and the Rebel T5i are pretty similar cameras. And indeed on first glance they do appear so, but look a little bit closer and you’ll see some pretty interesting differences.


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