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Why Your Next Camera Should Have WI-FI!

by Blogger on ‎12-17-2014 03:54 AM - last edited on ‎12-17-2014 09:33 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Have you ever wondered how many photographs are taken each year around the world? Or how many of those photos ultimately make their way onto the Internet where friends and family scattered in dozens of different cities and countries can see them? I often think about such things, and about the fact that just a few short years ago there wasn't even an Internet to share photos on. But now there's not only an Internet for sharing every aspect of our lives, but there are also more and more cameras that are capable of wirelessly sharing those moments.This might just be the biggest development in image capturing technology since the advent of colour photography! And that is why you should read this blog―to learn why your next camera should have built-in WI-FI capabilities!

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The ultimate camera, lens and photo gifts guide for 2014

by Blogger on ‎12-04-2014 01:58 PM - last edited on ‎12-04-2014 02:04 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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They haven’t been around forever, but since their invention cameras (and all the stuff that goes with them) have been incredibly popular gifts all across Canada. With this guide this holiday season you can be prepared, whether you’re giving a camera, the gear that goes with it, or (lucky giftee…) a whole package that gets them off the ground and clicking right away. Read on to find the right solution for you!

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Four reasons why the GoPro Hero 4 is a gift you'll want too

by Blogger on ‎11-27-2014 09:52 AM - last edited on ‎12-01-2014 04:30 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Wearable technology is all the rage this year, with smart watches grabbing many of today's headlines. However, it's easy for me to point the finger at GoPro's Hero digital cameras line that brought the "cool factor" to the wearable tech category. These mini recording devices can be mounted on a user's head, helmet, chest, wrist and much more, including surfboards, ski helmets and automobiles—the possibilities of how they can record are endless.

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Review: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Wi-Fi Superoom Digital Camera

by Blogger on ‎11-26-2014 11:46 PM - last edited on ‎11-27-2014 04:57 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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You’re looking for a camera and you want something powerful, but easy to use. You’re not into swapping lenses, and you’re more interested in the picture you get than how you get there. You’re shooting stuff at a distance, you’re shooting action, you’re shooting friends and family. If you’re smart you’re checking out the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Wi-Fi 16.1MP 65x Optical Zoom Digital Camera, because it’s the perfect camera for you. Read on to learn about why. 

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Review: Lorex Wireless LW1742 2 camera Video Surveillance System with 7" Monitor

by Blogger on ‎11-26-2014 11:29 PM - last edited on ‎11-28-2014 10:31 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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A few years ago I had my bicycle stolen right off my balcony; the irony is that it was only there because my new bike rack was being installed. The evidence that I had to present to the police? Precisely nothing. That’s why I like the stuff that Lorex has been putting out; I’ve done a number of reviews on their security systems over the past year or so, and each time I’ve been impressed with how easy they are to use. They’ve taken “plug and play” to a whole new level with the LW1742 Wireless Video Surveillance System, coming first to Future Shop in Canada. Read on and I’ll tell you why.

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Overview: A Selection of the Best Cameras of 2014

by Blogger on ‎11-26-2014 02:09 AM - last edited on ‎11-26-2014 04:27 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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It’s been an evolutionary year for digital cameras in 2014, and some of the most common questions I get are “which camera should I buy for myself?” and “what’s the best digital camera?”. I’ve got five categories coming at you, making your end-of-year 2014 choices that much easier.

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Review of the Sony Action Cam including a video of a ride around Vancouver

by Blogger on ‎11-12-2014 11:20 PM - last edited on ‎11-13-2014 09:40 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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It took me a while to wrap my head around how far we’ve come with action cameras. They’re smaller, tougher, and more usable than they’ve ever been… and prices incredibly low for what you get in the box. There are a number of Sony Action Cams on the market, but Sony’s HDR-S100VR POV HD Action Cam with Live View Remote is a perfect example: an amazingly capable device with a powerful accessory, coming in for less than half of what I paid for my first digital camera. The best part: it offers some of the best performance in an action cam on the market. Read on to find out more.

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Wrap up better memories: 5 tips to help you take the best holiday photos

by Blogger on ‎11-03-2014 02:10 PM - last edited on ‎11-06-2014 04:03 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The holiday season is a unique time of year. No matter your reason for gathering, it’s a time for friends and family to get together, celebrating with joy and happiness. That might sound a bit sugary to read, but the reality of things is that it’s a great time to make happy memories, and to commemorate them with pictures that can last more than a lifetime. Here are 5 tips to wrap up better memories with the best holiday photos.

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There’s a movement afoot just about everywhere to make things more accessible to everyone. That’s a great thing in a lot of cases… but when it comes to artisan tools it’s not. Making things hyper-accessible can mean making them less powerful, and it takes a brave manufacturer to say “no, we want to make something incredible for a small group of people.” That manufacturer is Fujifilm, and that camera is the Fujifilm X-T1.

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Improve your portraits with the right lens.

by Blogger on ‎10-24-2014 01:01 AM - last edited on ‎11-06-2014 09:17 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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There are many different types of photography, but none are as intimate and special as shooting portraits. Capturing the spirit of your subject, whether they’re friend, family, or otherwise, can be a rewarding experience; shooting the perfect smile, or the finding the sparkle in someone’s eye can create incredible photographs. Read on to learn more about three lenses that will help to perfect your portraits.

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Improve your landscape shots with the right lens.

by Blogger on ‎10-10-2014 11:24 AM - last edited on ‎11-06-2014 09:21 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The lens of your camera is a beautiful way to connect to the places you visit and the majesty of nature while youre there. Landscape and nature photography is interesting because its so varied; the light on a given day of a season, at a given time of day is unlike any other throughout the year. With the right lenses you can capture these unique moments, framing your shot from wide to telephoto, making the perfect image to preserve what you see as your new favourite photograph.

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Improve your close-up shots with the right lens!

by Blogger on ‎09-26-2014 03:03 PM - last edited on ‎11-06-2014 09:19 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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There’s an amazing world out there, ready for you to capture it. If you’ve ever looked at a spider’s web or a flower and saw beauty that you wanted to share with your friends and family: macro photography is for you. If you’ve ever wanted to fill your frame with incredible detail you’ll love close-up photography. Getting close is and making those pictures can be easy with the right lenses, and we’ve got three that make it simple.

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When I was a little boy I was so excited about the return of Haley’s Comet. Happening every 76 years, it was an event that simply couldn’t be missed, and experiencing it was life-changing; for a lot of photographers the two year wait for Photokina is the same–it’s one of the world’s most important digital imaging shows, and it took place this past week in Cologne, Germany. Here are some of the most amazing things to come out of it!

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Preview: Nikon D750 HD-SLR Camera

by Blogger on ‎09-15-2014 09:26 AM - last edited on ‎09-15-2014 04:11 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Nikon’s HD-SLR family has expanded with the release of the new D750, an FX-format camera that blends professional-level photo quality with easy-to-use video features. We’ve got your first look here.

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After spending two weeks with Sony’s Cyber-shot DSC-RX100M3 it has become a go-to model for me to recommend to all of my friends and family who are tired of blurry, dark shots and under performing smartphones. It’s not the holy grail of cameras… but it’s pretty close. Read on to find out why.

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