In our ‘first look’ review of Canon’s new EOS, we focused on the 5D Mk III’s features and our first impressions regarding its feel and physical build. Now, we get down to business and sample the Mk III’s photographic capabilities, offering a direct comparison with its predecessor, the Mk II.
As would be expected with a Canon EOS, picture quality is superb all round. Using the Automatic shooting mode, colours are evenly balanced, images are of great clarity and lighting dynamics are well captured. Compared to the Mk II, the Mk III has a slightly greater dynamic range, capturing highlights before a slightly higher roll off which is just noticeable enough to supply your images with just that bit more ‘sheen’.
The Mark III’s new AF (autofocus) system is similar to that of Canon’s flagship EOS model, the ID X. This is great news for enthusiasts who would like capture quality approaching that of professional cameras at a more reasonable price and with greater ease of use. The Mk III’s AF is comprised of 61 points (41 cross-type). This allows for exceptional focusing ability with a minimum of effort on behalf of the photographer. Photographs with multiple subjects and significant difference in foreground and background can now be attained with ease on the Mk III. The AF system in the Mk III offers improvements over the Mk II, providing far better performance in certain lighting conditions.
The images produced by the Mk III are slightly larger than those of the Mk II and at higher ISOs, of somewhat greater sharpness. All in all the Canon EOS 5D Mk III offers astounding value for those who desire quality approaching the 1D X, but without the price tag. Enthusiasts and entry-level professionals alike will get the most out of this new offering from Canon, available at Kirk’s Camera Supply.
When purchasing a new digital camera, one is confronted with a huge range of choice. There are many different models, brands and types to choose from, so the task can seem quite daunting. The sales consultants at Kirk’s Camera Supply recognise this, and will help you choose the camera that is best for you. The two most popular forms of digital camera are the simpler compact variety and the more sophisticated SLR-style type. It’d important to compare the two before deciding on what you will finally purchase.
The compact camera is perhaps the most popular kind. These are the successors of the film-based consumer camera, but allow far more in terms of relative features. Some compact cameras produce nearly professional quality pictures, while still remaining small and easy to use. The chief benefit of the compact camera is its size – it’s easy to keep in a handbag or pocket, and can be taken out for impromptu shoots like family events. However, the lens of the compact camera cannot be removed. This is rarely a concern for your average consumer photographer, but it can limit the quality and variety of your pictures.
At the other end of the spectrum is the Digital SLR. These are similar to the Single-Lens Reflex film cameras of years-gone-by, in that they have interchangeable lenses and a large body. They produce very high quality shots, and the parameters of the camera can be customised to a much greater degree than with compacts. Although generally more expensive than their compact equivalents, many at the lower end of the range are specifically aimed at consumers who want a little more quality and choice. These are quite affordable and make perfect cameras for the hobbyist.
So, whether a compact or an SLR is up your alley, Kirk’s Camera Supply has got you covered. We can help you choose the camera that’s right for you. Our trained staff are more than willing to provide assistance in choosing from our affordable range of compact and SLR cameras. Visit our Ringwood store today for a tour!
With the vast range of digital cameras available these days, deciding which one to buy can be a daunting task. The field is constantly changing, with technical specifications constantly exceeding and prices often dropping. Navigating the world of digital photography is made easy at Kirk’s. We carry the major brands of cameras and accessories for the professional, the amateur and the home user. Choosing a camera is made easy by our friendly staff, who aim to get you the model that you need and want, one suited to your needs and budget.
As technology is always moving at an incomparable rate, the fine line between the professional photographer and the dilettante is growing thinner all the time. Cameras with excellent capabilities and functions, allowing the user to take high-quality shots, are getting cheaper all the time. This has been particularly noticeable with the advent of the Digital SLR (DSLR). These, with their often interchangeable lenses, offer a kind of image quality previously only obtained by professional photographers. DSLRs have gotten less expensive as time has gone on, now catering to the burgeoning ‘prosumer’ demographic of photographers. Often, these are amateurs whose desire for better image quality can now be gratified with the low-cost DSLR. Kirk’s Camera Supply cater for all photographer skills levels, stocking both high- and mid-range DSLRs at affordable prices.
Kirk’s Camera Supply prides itself on providing photography solutions for all kinds of photographer, from the home user, to the amateur, to the professional. You can browse our extensive range on our website, or send an email to one of our staff. We are always happy to oblige with questions. Alternatively, feel free to drop into our store and take a look at our range in person today!
At Kirk’s Cameras our team have a large amount of customers come in to our camera store asking us to explain the difference between a digital camera and a digital SLR camera. When choosing and purchasing your new camera, this is an important element of photography that you need to know.
For starters – ‘SLR’ stands for Single Lens Reflex. This means that the lens can be removed and replaced as needed. A regular SLR camera is a conventional film based SLR camera whilst a digital SLR (DSLR) is a digital SLR camera. DSLR or SLR cameras compared to a digital camera are far more complex to use, as certain functions and settings within the camera have to be manually set – such as focus, shutter speed and zoom. These are aspects of a digital camera that most people take for granted, as they are automatically set within the camera. These days, for your benefit, most DSLRs have some pre-set automatic functions – this being the beauty of digital cameras! Along with this, a DSLR can have the lens removed and replaced, meaning that the photographer can take extremely close up images at an incredible quality.
A DSLR camera can offer you the ability to become a very skilled photographer, producing some high quality photographs. When you come in to Kirk’s Cameras, our friendly staff will be more than willing to assist you in making your choice between a digital camera and a digital SLR camera.