Canon’s EOS 70D is one of the most exciting cameras to debut in a long, long time. Boasting the best aspects of Canon’s DSLR range rolled into one package, the 70D is sure to impress. But! The 70D has something else up its sleeve that may make it truly revolutionary.
The 70D borrows heavily from its predecessors: the 7D’s autofocus sensor, the Wi-Fi capabilities from the 6D, as well as the 5D Mk. III‘s Digic 5+ image processor. This blend of features alone makes it, it theory, a stunning camera. What makes this camera really exciting is Canon’s 20.2 MP APS-C Dual Pixel CMOS AF sensor. In other words, every pixel that comprises the sensor is split into two distinct photodiodes. This allows live phase-detection autofocus which in turn enables beautiful movies and accurate live viewing.
We expect the 70D to arrive in store by August 29th, when we hope to publish a more in-depth review. Get in touch with us today to find out more!
Although we might not be as active as we are in summer, winter is a great time to produce some great images and capture some precious memories. We’ve been experiencing some winter weather recently that we’re not usually accustomed to – sunny days, lukewarm afternoons and clear nights. These conditions make for some stunning outdoor settings that you should make the most of!
To capture amazing outdoor shots, we recommend a DSLR, such as the Canon EOS 5D Mk. III. One of the many great value DSLRs we have in stock, the Mk. III is adaptable to a wide range of conditions, allowing you to capture that magnificent sunset, that first skiing lesson or even that serene forest.
For the more budget and travel-conscious, we also stock a range of compact digital cameras that fit easily into your life – and your pocket! These cameras produce surprisingly high quality images whilst being affordable and compact. If you’re into top quality images at a great cost, then we recommend a compact digital such as the Nikon Coolpix P330.
Winter doesn’t necessarily mean hibernation – we encourage you to get out there on weekend and enjoy everything that the winter landscape has to offer. There’s never been a better time to invest in a brand new camera at Kirks. We can help you pick the camera that’s right for you, thanks to our friendly and knowledgeable staff. Don’t forget to bring your camera on your next trip, and rug up!
Nikon’s D800 boasts a staggering 36.3 megapixel full-frame sensor, making it a viable contender for highest-resolution general purpose DLSLR. Packed with a variety of advanced and useful features for shooting stills and video, the D800 is a great camera for hobbyists and professionals alike. Approaching the quality of Nikon’s professional D4, the D800 is designed for use in a broad range of conditions by a broad range of photographers.
The D800′s 51-point AF system enables superb image quality even for complex shots, and provides more than enough power for the average user. It can also shoot 1080p video at up to 30 frames per second, making it a perfectly reasonable tool for basic video productions requiring HD quality. The 3.2″ LCD screen (with anti-fogging coating) makes viewfinding comfortable in any weather conditions. Talk to a sales consultant at Kirk’s Camera Supply today to discover the full potential of the Nikon D800.
Canon lenses are the perfect complement to your Canon DSLR. The DSLR is comprised of two elements, the camera back and the lens. Both have a significant impact on the range and quality of images you can take. While accessories such as tripods, camera flashes, cases and memory cards are all important in their own right, it’s the lens and back that ultimately determine the quality of your photos. Canon manufactures a range of quality lenses that are optimised for their range of DLSRs.
The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM is just over a year old, and represents the all-rounder in Canon’s EF mount lens range. Any DSLR with the EF mount is capable of using the 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM. Handling the lens, its robustness and sturdiness is immediately apparent. The general build quality of Canon equipment is excellent, and stands up to the rigours of professional photography. Suitable for a variety of conditions, this lens is a great general purpose lens for the professional and hobbyist alike.
Canon’s EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM is a telephoto lens optimised for super sharp image quality in all conditions. Featuring rugged construction, the lens will perform well anywhere. The 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM also features 4 stops of image stabilisation, giving it an advantage over its non-stabilised contemporaries. Sharp, clear images are a breeze for this machine.
At Kirk’s, it’s our aim to help you as best we can with your camera purchase. We want you to find exactly what you need. Ask one of our friendly sales consultants today about our range of professional Canon DSLR lenses.
Canon’s venerable 5D series has been going strong for around eight years now, starting with the original 5D back in 2005. The first 5D was unlike any DSLR that preceded it, compact yet with a full-frame 12.8 megapixel sensor that produced images of incredible resolution. Eight years on, and the resolution has been bumped up to an impressive 22.3 megapixels. Coupled with an ISO range of 100 to 25600 (allowing for some amazingly detailed shot in low light conditions), a 61-point AF system and a 6 fps shooting rate, the 5D Mark III is a beast to behold. But, how does it actually fare as a usable camera?
The 5D Mark III, as with its predecessors, is quite compact for a DSLR of its specifications. It’s generally though to feel solid, consistent with the sturdy built quality of Canon’s upper-tier range of cameras. The Mark III’s LCD panel, slightly larger than that of its predecessor, boasts an even higher resolution, making on-screen option-flicking simple and lining up shots easy.
Movie mode on the Mark III is a standout feature. Shooting 1080p video is a breeze – for the average ‘prosumer’, it effectively eliminates the need for a standalone HD digital video camera. There’s also a built-in headphone jack for monitoring audio as well as different movie compression options to give you added flexibility with your storage.
The 61-point AF system is in a class of its own, making for highly-details shots that really make the most of the Mark III’s high-res sensor. Combines with the right lens, Canon’s 5D Mark III is an outstanding choice for those looking for a top-class, affordable camera. If like to know more about or to purchase a 5D Mark III, drop into Kirk’s Camera Supply today!
What’s the first thing that you notice about the Olympus E-P3? It looks so old-school! Mimicking the design of older cameras with its sturdy build quality, the newest member of Olympus’s E-P line boasts several useful features not found on its predecessor. First and foremost, the E-P3 features a built-in flash, allowing shots not possible with the EP-1 and 2. The autofocus processor has also been enhanced, providing super-quick focus for those who couldn’t stomach the 1-second focus time of its older brothers.
An interchangeable lens systems means the E-P3 will satisfy those looking to dabble in the dSLR world without having to commit to an expensive camera back and lens. Coming complete ‘out-of-the-box’, the E-P3 is perfectly suited to snap-happy retro fans everywhere who want reliable build quality and high quality photos.
The E-P3 is also capable of Full-HD video (1080i/60p) and includes a touch-screen for ease of navigation. Combine this with an improved grip and awesome looks, and you’ve got yourself one heck of a camera.
We are presently living in a highly digital world – much of our technology has some kind of digital component, being computer controlled and readily connected to different devices. The effect of digital technology has been extremely visible in the realm of photography, with digital cameras now in the vast majority of homes.
Indeed, traditional ‘analogue’ or film photography has seriously diminished over the past decade. It is becoming more and more difficult to find places that are willing to process or even sell 35mm film. The only remnants of the ‘old world’ of photography are the disposable cameras frequently taken on school trips and for photos with a ‘retro charm’. Still, there is a dedicated following for film photography, and it still plays a large part in the educational and artistic markets.
The greatest advantage of digital photography is its versatility. Digital cameras can take many more photos than traditional film-based cameras, photo which can later be edited using a computer program such as Photoshop. Photos can now be made perfect using simple but very powerful tools. In addition, they can be shared with family and friends using the internet, or displayed continuously in digital photo frames. Digital technology offers innumerable possibilities, enhancing creativity, communication and practicality.
Kirk’s Camera Supply recognises the great importance of digital technology in photography, and has gradually come to the forefront of the digital world. Our online presence is a testament to this endeavour. We consider ourselves experts in digital photographic technology, and use this expertise to assist you when purchasing a camera. Come and consult with a Kirk’s camera expert today at our Ringwood store, and find how you can benefit from the digital explosion.
Kirk’s Camera Supply doesn’t just deal in digital still cameras – we also stock a range of video cameras and accessories. Whatever your skill level, we carry a video camera that will suit your needs and budget. From families wishing to record those special moments, to film students producing high-quality homework, to professional moviemakers, we’ve got you covered.
Technology has progressed considerably since the days of the Super-8 camera, or even the humble Handycam. Full High-Definition (HD) video is now a reality, and is even included on several still cameras. Film and tape are no longer the media of choice, as hard disks, DVDs and flash memory provide greater storage and generally higher quality. Videos are now transferred digitally to computers where they can be edited in a non-linear fashion and kept safely on disk. The speed of the FireWire/IEEE 1394 interface means that video transfer is faster than ever.
Modern digital video cameras are exceptionally easy to use – it’s generally a case of ‘point and shoot’, and your memories are instantly recorded. A tripod is a very useful addition, especially with the advent of ‘video blogs’ where your thoughts are recorded, for example, during your travels, and posted online. Whatever project you have in mind, a digital video camera from us will suit it perfectly.
We carry an extensive range of digital video cameras and camcorders, as well as accessories to enhance your video experience. Caring for your camera, whether video or still, is important to ensure good results on every use. Come into Kirk’s Camera Supply, and find the video camera or accessories you’ve been looking for. Our expert staff are willing to assist you with your purchase.
For anyone looking to take the next step in the world of DSLR photography, the Canon EOS 60D is the answer. Brand new technology provides users with an exciting new LCD Screen perfect for photography situations that need a low or overhead shooting angle, be that for taking still images or capturing videos in HD, as well as providing beautiful, cutting edge images.
18 megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor
First Canon EOS camera with vari-angle LCD monitor
Four new creative filters: toy camera; miniature effect; soft focus; grainy black and white
DiG!C 4 Image Processor
ISO 100-6400 (up to ISO 12800)
5.3 frames per second (fps) with continuous shooting up to 94 shots in a single burst (JPEG Large/Fine)
Live View Mode with Live Face Detection AF Mode
iFCL metering with 63-zone Dual-layer Sensor
Integrated Speedlite transmitter
In-camera RAW processing
Full High Definition movies with ‘Movie Crop’ feature (via HDMI output)
If this camera is what you’re looking for, or you want to find out more about this or many more Cameras, call or visit Kirk’s Cameras today! We have all of your DSLR needs – from lenses to accessories and much more!
When you are looking to capture some of life’s most precious moments, the Nikon D3100 provides photography that can create an ever-lasting memory. This camera is a simple, yet powerful DSLR which provides you with surprisingly superb results. The Nikon D3100 caters for all occasions, from taking the occasional snapshot, to composing full HD movies.
DX-format, 14.2 effective megapixel CMOS image sensor
EXPEED 2 – Nikon’s new image processing engine
ISO sensitivity 100-3200 (expandable to ISO 12800 equivalent)
Active D-Lighting – Beautiful balancing of light and shade
Picture Control – Customizing images before the shot
Guide Mode – The sure way to obtain desired results
Scene Modes – Your short cut to expected results
Scene Auto Selector – Letting D3100 decide the best mode to match the scene
Help function – One-touch access to in-camera assistance
Info display format – Choose the view that’s right for you
D-Movie – Breathtaking full HD 1080p movies [NEW]
Live View – Live View with new AF modes and large 7.5-cm (3-in.) monitor
AF Mode for Live View and Movie Shooting – New autofocus (AF) modes help capture moving subjects
AF-area modes for live view and movies – Four modes to capture subject
11-point AF system – Quick, accurate autofocus ready for the decisive moment
Advanced white balance control – More natural whites
Built-in pop-up flash – Additional light whenever needed
Convenient and powerful Speedlight SB-400 (sold separately)
Scene Recognition System – Intelligent operation in any setting
Ample image and movie editing functions – In-camera image and movie editing
High-performance NIKKOR lenses – The right choice for amazing photos and full HD movies.
Nikon’s original VR system – Less camera-shake blur in images and viewfinder
Compact and lightweight – Easy operation and take-anywhere portability
Continuous 3 fps shooting – Catch the decisive moment
Eye-Fi support – Transfer photos and movies wirelessly
Searching for Simplicity, Power and Top of the range Technology? This Camera has it all, and more. To be fully informed about a majority of different cameras and have professional advice, Go no further than Kirks Cameras for all your Camera needs, call or visit in-store now!