Photography by Dean O'Shea & Toby Reeve

We have captured in excess of 500 weddings since 1995. Being located in Ashby de la Zouch , Leicestershire means all wedding venues are easily accessible. Our reputation goes before us guaranteeing your big day is captured in a relaxed, reportage or traditional fashion.

Your day is tailored to meet your requirements.

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Weddings packages that suit the bride & grooms requirements guarantees your satisfaction. We influence your choice of photos using our experience & knowledge. This makes no shoot too small, from a registry office / civil ceremony to the full church ceremony with hotel reception & evening do.

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All images our captured digitally using the latest Panasonic Lumix G Professional Digital Cameras.

Simply call Dean or Toby today and we will happily send out our Information Pack or feel free to call into Dean & Smedley in Ashby. We recommend you make an appointment prior to calling in as we my be out on a shoot.


5th April 2016

Available NOW from Dean & Smedley, Ashby & on-line here at ukphotoprinting.com is the NEW RICOH WG-M2.

A New, High-spec digital action camera, featuring a fully waterproof, shock-resistant body, a 204-degree ultra-wide-angle lens and 4K movie recording

RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. is pleased to announce the launch of the RICOH WG-M2 high-specification action camera. Within a compact, lightweight body designed to be fully airtight and extremely shock-resistant, this new action camera provides a host of advanced features, including 4K Full HD movie recording using an ultra-wide-angle lens to capture dramatic, lively movie clips.

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The RICOH WG-M2 has been developed to be a step up from the RICOH WG-M1 standard-class action camera (launched in October 2014). Along with outstanding performance in demanding scenes — waterproof to a depth of 20 meters, shock-resistant against a fall from a height of two meters, and cold-resistant to temperatures as low as -10°C — it has also become the first RICOH digital camera to feature 4K Full HD movie recording. Coupled with an approximately 204-degree ultra-wide-angle lens, it captures dynamic, high-resolution, high-bit-rate movie clips with an exaggerated perspective. It also comes equipped with a host of new features, including: a vibration function to inform the user of the start and end of a movie recording session by vibrating the camera body; an LCD orientation function* to record movie clips in an upright position regardless of the camera’s orientation (at vertical position or even at upside-down position); seven Image Effect modes to capture movie clips with distinctive visual effects; and an array of movie editing functions such as a still image save mode and a divide movie mode. With a selection of mount accessories to fix the camera on a variety of objects and surfaces, the RICOH WG-M2 optimizes the freedom of action photography, and allows the user to capture various sports and outdoor activities in unprecedented, eye-catching images.

The RICOH WG-M2 sports an extremely durable yet stylish body, and is designed to provide effortless operation even when mounted on such objects as bicycles or motorcycles.

  • This function may not be usable in certain shooting modes and/or certain settings.

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Main Features

  1. High-resolution 4K/30p movie recording with an ultra-wide-angle lens The WG-M2 provides a choice of two shooting angles: Wide mode, with a maximum angle of view of approximately 204 degrees, to capture the magnificence of nature in dynamic images with an exaggerated perspective; and Narrow mode, with an approximately 151-degree angle of view, to record routine subjects with a more natural perspective. In the Narrow mode, the user can use the Movie SR (Shake Reduction) function* to minimize camera shake during movie recording. It also provides 4K Full HD movie recording, which captures high-resolution, extended movie clips (3840 x 2160 pixels, 16:9 proportions) at a frame rate of 30 frames per second.*** Since it allows the user to record movie clips at a high bit rate of 100Mbps,**** it delivers low-compression, high-resolution movie clips to accommodate a wider range of movie-related user demands. In Full HD movie mode, it also provides a higher frame rate of 60 frames per second to capture the subject with more fluid motion. For playback of extended movie clips, such as one documenting a long bike tour, the camera features a range of convenient functions, such as: a Time-Lapse mode, which fast-forwards a movie clip at 30, 60 or 150 times of normal speed; an Endless Recoding mode,***** which automatically creates movie files at five-, 10- or 25-minute intervals; and a High-Speed Movie mode,****** which plays back a slow-motion image of a fast-moving subject. In addition, a micro-HDMI terminal (type D) is provided on the camera body for the simultaneous output of movie clips and sound to external audio-visual devices.
  • The angle of view may vary depending on movie-recording settings including the selected image size. ** The angle of view becomes narrower when the Movie SR function is activated. *** The maximum length of a single movie clip is 25 minutes or 4GB. **** For this bit rate, the camera must be set in 4K and S-Fine shooting modes, and a micro SDXC memory card (UHS-1 Speed Class 3) must be used. ***** The maximum length of a single movie clip may vary depending on the selected image size. ****** The angle of view is fixed at Wide mode. Movie clips are recorded at HD 120fps, and played back at 30fps. The maximum length of a single movie clip is four minutes.
  1. Dependable, outdoor-oriented design Thanks to its airtight design, the WG-M2 assures outstanding waterproof performance to a depth of 20 meters and for up to two hours of continuous operation (equivalent to IPX8 or JIS Class 8) by simply mounting the included underwater lens protector on the body. It is also designed to be shock-resistant against a fall from a height of two meters,* dustproof (equivalent to IPX6 or JIS Class 6), and cold-resistant against temperatures as low as -10°C. All these features make the WG-M2 a truly dependable, heavy-duty action camera in harsh, demanding outdoor conditions. Since it doesn’t require a cumbersome housing to protect the body, the user can not only enjoy all types of outdoor shooting more freely and flexibly, but also record sounds more clearly without muffling.
  • Measured under RICOH IMAGING-original testing standards (from a height of two meters, onto a surface of 5cm-thick plywood), conforming to Method 516.5-Shock of the MIL-Standard 810F.
  1. New features to improve operability When the movie recording button is pressed at the beginning and finish of a movie recording session, the WG-M2’s vibration function signals the start and end of movie recording operation using vibrations of the camera body, to make the user fully aware of camera operations at all times. It also provides an LCD orientation function to record movie clips in an upright position even when the camera is held at vertical or upside-down position, and a host of user-friendly, in-body movie editing features such as a still image save mode and a divide movie mode (maximum image size of 4K) to ensure the high level of operability and flexibility demanded of an action camera.

  2. Seven Image Effect modes to create original movie clips The WG-M2 features unique Image Effect modes* to apply desired visual effects to a movie clip for more creative, personalized work. Before a shooting session, the user can select the desired mode from Bright, Natural, Monochrome, Shading, Bleach Bypass, Bold, and High Contrast.

  • Available Image Effect modes may vary depending on the selected movie recording mode.
  1. Optimum white balance in underwater shooting The WG-M2 is designed to optimize the colour reproduction and contrast of recorded images, based on the data accumulated from numerous underwater image samples. When an underwater shooting mode is selected, the camera automatically switches to an underwater white balance mode to faithfully reproduce the crystal-clear atmosphere of underwater scenes, while effectively compensating for the loss of contrast caused by the diffusion of light. As the result, it captures clear, well-defined underwater images without bluish or greenish colour casts.

  2. Wireless LAN connection to support remote operation using smartphones Simply by installing the Image Sync application in a smartphone or tablet computer, the user can effortlessly perform various camera functions from a distance: confirm the camera’s Live View image on the mobile device’s monitor, and use the mobile unit to check and change white-balance, ISO-sensitivity and exposure-compensation settings. It is even possible to view the WG-M2’s movie recordings in real time on the mobile device’s monitor, when the camera is set in the Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) or HD (1280 x 720 pixels) mode and at a frame rate of 30fps. The user can also transfer still images and movie clips recorded by the WG-M2 onto a smartphone or tablet computer to save, edit, play back* and upload them to social networking and other websites to share them with friends.

  • An additional MOV-format application is required to play back recorded movie clips on an Android device.
  1. Other features. 1.5-inch LCD monitor for effortless angle-of-view confirmation during shooting. Ultra-wide-angle still-image recording at a maximum angle of view of 202 degrees. High-speed continuous shooting at a maximum speed of approximately eight frames per second. A wide ISO-sensitivity range from ISO 200 to ISO 6400 (in still-image shooting modes). ±2EV exposure compensation. A choice of a metering system between multi-segment and spot. Wind suppression mode. Compatible with micro SD, micro SDHC and micro SDXC memory cards.

Optional Accessories.

O-CC163 Camera Case A WG-M2-dedicated camera case, attachable to a belt or backpack

O-CC1631 Protector Jacket A WG-M2-dedicated housing, for protection of the camera body from scratches and stains

About RICOH IMAGING EUROPE S.A.S.

RICOH IMAGING EUROPE S.A.S. is a leading supplier of recreational and professional imaging equipment, with a long standing brand heritage in both Pentax and Ricoh branded products. Its product range is extensive and includes state of the art digital SLR, medium format, interchangeable lens system (mirror less) cameras, expert, action and outdoor compact cameras and an extensive range of high performance lenses and accessories. In addition, it has a wide range of binoculars and spotting scopes, suitable for a variety of activities.

The company traces its roots to 1919, when as Asahi Optical Joint Stock Co., it was established in the Nishi-Sugamo district of Tokyo to manufacture lenses for eyeglasses. In 1938, the company expanded its portfolio of products and services to include lens design, photographic lenses and binoculars under the name of Ashai Optical CO. LTD., and eventually was renamed again as PENTAX in 2002. Six years later, the company integrated with optical glass manufacturer HOYA CORPORATION. On October 1st, 2011, the company became a 100% subsidiary of Ricoh Company, Ltd. and operates as Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd. as of August 1, 2013.

For further information please click on our Product Information Links on our home page.

I hope you enjoyed reading this information & we welcome you to share it.

Many thanks

Dean


5th April 2016

Available NOW from Dean & Smedley, Ashby & on-line here at ukphotoprinting.com is the NEW RICOH WG-M2.

A New, High-spec digital action camera, featuring a fully waterproof, shock-resistant body, a 204-degree ultra-wide-angle lens and 4K movie recording

RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. is pleased to announce the launch of the RICOH WG-M2 high-specification action camera. Within a compact, lightweight body designed to be fully airtight and extremely shock-resistant, this new action camera provides a host of advanced features, including 4K Full HD movie recording using an ultra-wide-angle lens to capture dramatic, lively movie clips.

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The RICOH WG-M2 has been developed to be a step up from the RICOH WG-M1 standard-class action camera (launched in October 2014). Along with outstanding performance in demanding scenes — waterproof to a depth of 20 meters, shock-resistant against a fall from a height of two meters, and cold-resistant to temperatures as low as -10°C — it has also become the first RICOH digital camera to feature 4K Full HD movie recording. Coupled with an approximately 204-degree ultra-wide-angle lens, it captures dynamic, high-resolution, high-bit-rate movie clips with an exaggerated perspective. It also comes equipped with a host of new features, including: a vibration function to inform the user of the start and end of a movie recording session by vibrating the camera body; an LCD orientation function* to record movie clips in an upright position regardless of the camera’s orientation (at vertical position or even at upside-down position); seven Image Effect modes to capture movie clips with distinctive visual effects; and an array of movie editing functions such as a still image save mode and a divide movie mode. With a selection of mount accessories to fix the camera on a variety of objects and surfaces, the RICOH WG-M2 optimizes the freedom of action photography, and allows the user to capture various sports and outdoor activities in unprecedented, eye-catching images.

The RICOH WG-M2 sports an extremely durable yet stylish body, and is designed to provide effortless operation even when mounted on such objects as bicycles or motorcycles.

  • This function may not be usable in certain shooting modes and/or certain settings.

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Main Features

  1. High-resolution 4K/30p movie recording with an ultra-wide-angle lens The WG-M2 provides a choice of two shooting angles: Wide mode, with a maximum angle of view of approximately 204 degrees, to capture the magnificence of nature in dynamic images with an exaggerated perspective; and Narrow mode, with an approximately 151-degree angle of view, to record routine subjects with a more natural perspective. In the Narrow mode, the user can use the Movie SR (Shake Reduction) function* to minimize camera shake during movie recording. It also provides 4K Full HD movie recording, which captures high-resolution, extended movie clips (3840 x 2160 pixels, 16:9 proportions) at a frame rate of 30 frames per second.*** Since it allows the user to record movie clips at a high bit rate of 100Mbps,**** it delivers low-compression, high-resolution movie clips to accommodate a wider range of movie-related user demands. In Full HD movie mode, it also provides a higher frame rate of 60 frames per second to capture the subject with more fluid motion. For playback of extended movie clips, such as one documenting a long bike tour, the camera features a range of convenient functions, such as: a Time-Lapse mode, which fast-forwards a movie clip at 30, 60 or 150 times of normal speed; an Endless Recoding mode,***** which automatically creates movie files at five-, 10- or 25-minute intervals; and a High-Speed Movie mode,****** which plays back a slow-motion image of a fast-moving subject. In addition, a micro-HDMI terminal (type D) is provided on the camera body for the simultaneous output of movie clips and sound to external audio-visual devices.
  • The angle of view may vary depending on movie-recording settings including the selected image size. ** The angle of view becomes narrower when the Movie SR function is activated. *** The maximum length of a single movie clip is 25 minutes or 4GB. **** For this bit rate, the camera must be set in 4K and S-Fine shooting modes, and a micro SDXC memory card (UHS-1 Speed Class 3) must be used. ***** The maximum length of a single movie clip may vary depending on the selected image size. ****** The angle of view is fixed at Wide mode. Movie clips are recorded at HD 120fps, and played back at 30fps. The maximum length of a single movie clip is four minutes.
  1. Dependable, outdoor-oriented design Thanks to its airtight design, the WG-M2 assures outstanding waterproof performance to a depth of 20 meters and for up to two hours of continuous operation (equivalent to IPX8 or JIS Class 8) by simply mounting the included underwater lens protector on the body. It is also designed to be shock-resistant against a fall from a height of two meters,* dustproof (equivalent to IPX6 or JIS Class 6), and cold-resistant against temperatures as low as -10°C. All these features make the WG-M2 a truly dependable, heavy-duty action camera in harsh, demanding outdoor conditions. Since it doesn’t require a cumbersome housing to protect the body, the user can not only enjoy all types of outdoor shooting more freely and flexibly, but also record sounds more clearly without muffling.
  • Measured under RICOH IMAGING-original testing standards (from a height of two meters, onto a surface of 5cm-thick plywood), conforming to Method 516.5-Shock of the MIL-Standard 810F.
  1. New features to improve operability When the movie recording button is pressed at the beginning and finish of a movie recording session, the WG-M2’s vibration function signals the start and end of movie recording operation using vibrations of the camera body, to make the user fully aware of camera operations at all times. It also provides an LCD orientation function to record movie clips in an upright position even when the camera is held at vertical or upside-down position, and a host of user-friendly, in-body movie editing features such as a still image save mode and a divide movie mode (maximum image size of 4K) to ensure the high level of operability and flexibility demanded of an action camera.

  2. Seven Image Effect modes to create original movie clips The WG-M2 features unique Image Effect modes* to apply desired visual effects to a movie clip for more creative, personalized work. Before a shooting session, the user can select the desired mode from Bright, Natural, Monochrome, Shading, Bleach Bypass, Bold, and High Contrast.

  • Available Image Effect modes may vary depending on the selected movie recording mode.
  1. Optimum white balance in underwater shooting The WG-M2 is designed to optimize the colour reproduction and contrast of recorded images, based on the data accumulated from numerous underwater image samples. When an underwater shooting mode is selected, the camera automatically switches to an underwater white balance mode to faithfully reproduce the crystal-clear atmosphere of underwater scenes, while effectively compensating for the loss of contrast caused by the diffusion of light. As the result, it captures clear, well-defined underwater images without bluish or greenish colour casts.

  2. Wireless LAN connection to support remote operation using smartphones Simply by installing the Image Sync application in a smartphone or tablet computer, the user can effortlessly perform various camera functions from a distance: confirm the camera’s Live View image on the mobile device’s monitor, and use the mobile unit to check and change white-balance, ISO-sensitivity and exposure-compensation settings. It is even possible to view the WG-M2’s movie recordings in real time on the mobile device’s monitor, when the camera is set in the Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) or HD (1280 x 720 pixels) mode and at a frame rate of 30fps. The user can also transfer still images and movie clips recorded by the WG-M2 onto a smartphone or tablet computer to save, edit, play back* and upload them to social networking and other websites to share them with friends.

  • An additional MOV-format application is required to play back recorded movie clips on an Android device.
  1. Other features. 1.5-inch LCD monitor for effortless angle-of-view confirmation during shooting. Ultra-wide-angle still-image recording at a maximum angle of view of 202 degrees. High-speed continuous shooting at a maximum speed of approximately eight frames per second. A wide ISO-sensitivity range from ISO 200 to ISO 6400 (in still-image shooting modes). ±2EV exposure compensation. A choice of a metering system between multi-segment and spot. Wind suppression mode. Compatible with micro SD, micro SDHC and micro SDXC memory cards.

Optional Accessories.

O-CC163 Camera Case A WG-M2-dedicated camera case, attachable to a belt or backpack

O-CC1631 Protector Jacket A WG-M2-dedicated housing, for protection of the camera body from scratches and stains

About RICOH IMAGING EUROPE S.A.S.

RICOH IMAGING EUROPE S.A.S. is a leading supplier of recreational and professional imaging equipment, with a long standing brand heritage in both Pentax and Ricoh branded products. Its product range is extensive and includes state of the art digital SLR, medium format, interchangeable lens system (mirror less) cameras, expert, action and outdoor compact cameras and an extensive range of high performance lenses and accessories. In addition, it has a wide range of binoculars and spotting scopes, suitable for a variety of activities.

The company traces its roots to 1919, when as Asahi Optical Joint Stock Co., it was established in the Nishi-Sugamo district of Tokyo to manufacture lenses for eyeglasses. In 1938, the company expanded its portfolio of products and services to include lens design, photographic lenses and binoculars under the name of Ashai Optical CO. LTD., and eventually was renamed again as PENTAX in 2002. Six years later, the company integrated with optical glass manufacturer HOYA CORPORATION. On October 1st, 2011, the company became a 100% subsidiary of Ricoh Company, Ltd. and operates as Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd. as of August 1, 2013.

For further information please click on our Product Information Links on our home page.

I hope you enjoyed reading this information & we welcome you to share it.

Many thanks

Dean


ukphotoprinting.com at Dean & Smedley, Ashby de la Zouch provide a processing service to those of you who still use, or have started using, 35mm film. We also still process & print Advanced Photo System (APS) films.

Simply send us your 35mm films, together with a covering letter informing us of your address & email and we will develop & scan your processed negatives to CD before printing them to your required size.

Available sizes & prices per film are 4x6in with Free of Charge CD .... £9.99
5x7in with Free of Charge CD .... £11.99 8x6in with Free of Charge CD .... £13.99 APS with Free of Charge CD .... £15.99 plus P&P at £3.00 per order

We will email / call you once your order is ready to dispatch. Card payment can then be made over the phone prior to dispatch. Contact Dean, Toby on 01530 412735. (Mon-Sat 9am-5pm)

As your memories are precious, we will return your prints & negatives on completion & then return your FREE CD once you have acknowledged their safe arrival. This way, you will be guaranteed to receive your prints should anything happen during delivery which ukphotoprinting.com couldn't prevent. All we require you to do is acknowledge there safe arrival via e-mail. T&C's apply.

Please send to ukphotoprinting.com Dean & Smedley Digital Solutions Dean & Smedley Ltd 55-57 Market Street Ashby de la Zouch Leicestershire LE65 1AS

T&C's - ukphotoprinting.com can not be held responsible for any items which do not arrive at our lab in Ashby de la Zouch. If your film, negatives, prints & digital media are lost or damaged whilst in our laboratory they will be replaced with the equivalent, unused, material if still obtainable. No additional responsibility can be accepted for material of exceptional value. The CD will be used to reprint any orders lost or damaged in transit.


The bulk, the size, the weight & lack of in-built creativity on my Canon EOS D-SLR kit was making me research more into CSC / Mirrorless cameras.

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I have sold many Compact System Cameras (CSC's) like the Olympus Pen, Panasonic Lumix G & Fuji X-Series cameras but neither match the sales of the Pentax Q10, Q7 and the Pentax Q-S1.

The Pentax Q-S1 is a real gem of a camera and is now available from only £249.99.

In 2013 I chose to purchase a Lumix G5 with standard 14-45mm (28-90(35mm Equivalent)) and I used the Lumix G5 at my next wedding alongside my Canon EOS 5D MkII. At the next wedding, a few weeks later, I shot the whole wedding on the Lumix G. I was 'sold completely' & purchased the Lumix GH3 & 12-35mm F2.8 X Series Lens as my new, main camera for all my Wedding & Portrait shoots keeping the G5 as my, tried & trusted, back-up. My kit now consists of a Lumix GH3, 2x Lumix G5, Lumix GX7, 8mm FishEye, 12-35mm F2.8 X, 14-42 PZ, 45-175 PX, 45-200mm & 20mm F1.7. I now have all scenario's covered especially with my latest addition, a Lumix FZ330 Bridge camera.

So, why should you consider a CSC camera from Pentax, Panasonic, Olympus or Fuji?

  • They're smaller and lighter

D-SLRs use a mirror to bounce light up into a pentaprism (or pentamirror) viewfinder, but compact system cameras don’t have a mirror or a pentaprism, so this enables them to be made smaller and lighter. The benefits of this are pretty obvious as your camera takes up less space in your bag and it’s lighter and easier to carry. This in turn means that you are more likely to take your CSC with you wherever you go, so you’ll get more shots.

Further good news about CSCs is that their small size doesn’t have to mean a compromise in image quality because many have the same size sensor as you find inside an SLR. There are now full-frame, APS-C and Four Thirds format CSCs.

Remember; a 4ltr tractor can not go as fast as a 3ltr Formula One car. What do I mean? It's not all about Mega Pixels & Sensor size. It's about the best, total package for your photography needs.

  • They're quiet and discrete

Because there’s no mirror that needs to move out of the way when you’re taking a shot, compact system cameras are usually quieter and more discrete than a D-SLR.

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This makes them ideal for shooting street and documentary photographs when you want to go unnoticed. They are also useful for shooting portraits of camera-shy subjects.

Many people also assume that smaller cameras are ‘less serious’ so they pay less attention to you while you are using one and it’s easier to get the shots that you want.

  • They have responsive Live View

In Live View mode SLRs show the image from the sensor on their main screen, but screen refresh rates and autofocus times are usually quite poor so it’s hard to compose images of moving subjects.

Compact system cameras only show a live view image but their manufacturers have invested heavily in making sure that the screen and autofocus performance is good.

Micro Four Thirds cameras from Olympus and Panasonic are especially good in this respect and you can shoot moving subjects while composing on the main screen.

  • What you see is what you get.

Because CSCs always use a live view feed from the sensor, the screen or electronic viewfinder (EVF) shows the impact or camera setting selections.

Switch to black and white mode, for instance, and you’re able to preview the monochrome image in the EVF or on the screen. And if you reduce the exposure you also see the preview get darker.

As well as making life easier because you don’t need to guess how the image will appear like you do with an SLR and composing in the optical viewfinder, this ability to preview an image can make you more creative.

For example, if you look through the viewfinder of an SLR you will see the scene more or less as it appears to your eye and you have to imagine how the image will appear with the selected settings applied.

Your only guide to exposure is your experience and the scale in the viewfinder.

With a compact system camera, however, you may look in the viewfinder and see that the image looks good when it’s very bright, using settings that the camera’s scale considers will over-expose the scene.

You may also decide that you like the slight warmth (or whatever) that the scene has and enhance it by changing white balance or applying a filter effect.

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  • They have more creative features

The constant live view design of compact system cameras has enabled their manufacturers to include novel features that can be very helpful for photography.

Olympus’s Live Bulb mode, for example, allows you to see a long exposure image build up on the screen on the back of the camera during the exposure.

This means that rather than having to calculate or guess the length of the exposure you can assess it visually and close the shutter when the image looks right.

Panasonic also has a system that enables the impact of shutter speed to be seen so you can decide how blurred or sharp you want any movement to be in the final image.

Compact system camera manufacturers have also been quick to embrace technology such as Wi-Fi and NFC (Near Field Communication) connectivity, as well as allowing images to be shared on Facebook and Twitter etc., quickly. A Wi-Fi connection also enables a camera to be controlled remotely via a smartphone.

This is very useful for avoiding camera-shake and when shooting timid subjects.

  • No mirror-slap

That lack of a mirror has another advantage; you don’t need to worry about engaging mirror lock-up mode when shooting long exposure shots to reduce vibration.

It’s still a good idea to use a remote release, but because more compact system cameras have Wi-Fi connectivity built-in you often don’t need to buy a dedicated unit, a smartphone can be used instead.

To conclude, size is important but bigger it not necessarily better and if you do choose a D-SLR over a CSC remember that the Pentax K50 & KS-2 cameras are fully weather-resistant. The K-S2 (TIPA Awards Best D-SLR 2015) is also currently the worlds smallest weather-resistant D-SLR, close to the size of some CSC's. The Pentax K-S1should also be considered whilst stock is available with Basic kits from just £249.99.

Having said all this and depending on want you want from your camera the high quality results from Bridge Cameras like the Pentax XG-1 & Lumix FZ72 or Superzoom Compacts like the Lumix TZ60 & TZ70, are certainly not disappointing.

Again, I hope you found this educational & we welcome you to share this with your friends.

Regards

Dean ukphotoprinting.com Dean & Smedley Ltd