Canon 5D Mark III Memory Card Compatability

May 1, 2015 Posted by whichcanoncamera

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Canon 5D Mark III Memory Card Compatability

Canon 5D Mark III is compatible with CF (CompactFlash) and SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards.

However, not all memory cards have been verified by Canon to work with the camera.

Verified CF (CompactFlash) memory cards

The following CF memory cards have been verified to work with the Canon 5D Mark III for shooting or playing back still images or movies (as of March 2012).


Release of Canon Rebel T6s – Stock Available

April 29, 2015 Posted by whichcanoncamera

Find Best Price Canon Rebel T6s

NEW Canon Rebel T6s has arrived in North America


Release of Canon Rebel T6i – Stock Available

April 17, 2015 Posted by whichcanoncamera

Find Best Price Canon Rebel T6i

Early Release of New Canon Rebel T6i


Photography Cheat Sheet to help you “Move up to Manual”

April 12, 2015 Posted by whichcanoncamera

Use camera in manual, manual camera settingsPhotography Cheat Sheet


Move up to Manual

Moving from Auto to Manual Control of your Camera or graduating from a Compact Camera to a DSLR Camera can be daunting and so many are so troubled that they never to progress beyond the Camera’s inbuilt Program Settings. On the new DSLR Cameras whether they be Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, Samsung, Sony there are so many presets including the latest Creative settings you can probably get away with out ever needing to “go manual” but don’t rely on it. There will be occasions when you wish you had understood the Manual Controls as that dream shot didn’t turn out so great…. that Prize, that  Cover Shot was so within your grasp. You will at some stage need to compensate for something out of the ordinary, so you really should experiment with the Manual, the Aperture and Shutter Speed Priority settings. Just play around with the settings and notice the different effects and when you get familiar with them we guarantee you will feel like a real photographer and your photographs that little bit special….there’s a good feeling about taking a photo having used your own input and judgement.

To assist those that would like to understand some of the basic settings used in Manual – Aperture Priority, Speed Priority, ISO, Exposure Compensation, etc. we have put together a Cheat Sheet. The image below is condensed for this page but if you would like to download a large version, perhaps to laminate and keep handy, do feel free to grab one – simply click on the image then save the jpeg. All we would ask is that you respect our copyright – no rebranding”. We should add that the information is to help you understand the relative effect of, for example, a small aperture compared to a large one, rather than definitive figures. 

With the advances in Memory cards things can be confusing – did you know you can now get a SanDisk 512gb SDXC Card – check out our post “Which SD Card for your Camera”.

Enjoy your Free Photography Cheat Sheet and do bookmark for more Photography Tips.

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Photography Cheat Sheet

Which SD Card for your Camera?

April 9, 2015 Posted by whichcanoncamera

Choosing Memory Cards for your Digital Camera

Camera Memory used to be exclusively the Compact Flash Card but technological advances first saw cards shrinking to the size of the SD card (Secure Digital) and then advances in mobile phones brought us the Micro SD card. (Post updated May 2016) One would used to think smaller meant less capacity but in the case of SD Cards the opposite has happened with the latest now boasting a staggering 512 gigabits of memory plus it’s waterproof, dustproof, X-ray proof and lots more – Sandisk Extreme Pro 512 gb .  With the relatively rapid advances in capacities and transfer speeds has come confusion as there are now an array of cards available.  So which memory card do you need for you camera?  No point in spending too much and little point in buying something that is not “fit for purpose”.

What SD card should I buy for my camera?


Types of Photography – Infographic

November 17, 2014 Posted by whichcanoncamera

The Various Types of Photography – Infographic

When you get your first camera and get the bug you may contemplate a career as a photographer but photography is a very generic term – there are many specialisations as this graphic illustrates.


New Canon EOS 70D available for shipment

September 2, 2013 Posted by whichcanoncamera

The brand new Canon 70D Digital Cameras is finally available for shipment throughout the world.

Canon 70D CameraWhat has excited the market with the announcement of the Canon 70D DSLR is that it incorporates new features. The new innovative autofocus system is not just new for Canon DSLRs but for the whole camera industry . The Dual Pixel CMOS AF system promises to change the way you shoot both movies and photographs.

The 20.2-megapixel APS-C-type CMOS chip has been designed to accommodate on-chip phase detection. To date, on-chip phase detect systems have provided but a few focus points scattered across the surface of the sensor but with the Canon 70D, a full two-thirds of its surface area at the center of the frame can provide phase-detect Auto Focus (AF) and at every single pixel. This is great news particularly for those using the 7D’s HD video capabilities. More about this technology can be found at

The other feature of the Canon 70D are summarised below with a fuller resume go to our review page

    • 20.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+ processor
    • 19 point cross-type AF System
    • New Dual Pixel CMOS AF
    • 7 fps continuous shooting
    • Wi-Fi for Instant Sharing and Remote Control
    • ISO 12800 (extendable t H:25600)
    • Vari-angle 3 inch (7.7cm) ClearView II LCD touch screen
    • Full-HD movies

Canon Announces another New Lens to the STM range of lenses

August 29, 2013 Posted by whichcanoncamera

Canon has announced the release of the New Canon EF-S 55-250mm F4-5.6 IS STM LensCanon STM EF-S Lens 55-250

Canon introduced the new range of STM lenses back in 2012. These STM lenses (Stepping Motor lenses) allow for the capture of high-quality still and video images and reduce motor noise from the lens which is particularly important to Canon as they have a growing number of photographers and video enthusiasts utilizing DSLRs to not only shoot high-quality still images but video too.

New members to the Canon range of cameras that include video functionality namely the Canon Rebel T5i (700D), Canon SL1(100D) and the recently announced Canon, have very efficient auto focus and tracking in Live View Mode when paired with the new STM lenses. Being perfect companions the launch of the T5i and the SL1 saw these STM lenses being introduced as the new kit lenses.

Canon’s first lens in the Stepping Motor range was launched last year in the shape of the  EF 40mm f/2.8 STM, commonly referred to as a pancake lens due to its shallowness. This was followed with:

EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM – Kit lens option for the Canon Rebel T5i, Canon SL1 and Canon 70D.
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM – Alternative kit lens.
EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM – For use with Canon M Compact Systems Camera. 
EF-M 22mm f/2.0 STM
 – For use with Canon M Compact Systems.

and the New

EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM telephoto zoom lens

This new lens offers high magnification in a compact and lightweight EF-S telephoto zoom lens with an Optical Image Stabilizer for up to 3.5* equivalent stops for shake correction. The lens’ stepping motor and newly-designed focus mechanism, support Canon EOS Movie Servo AF (available on select EOS cameras) to provide smooth and quiet continuous autofocusing during video shooting, as well as when shooting photos.

Canon STM Lenses

The Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM telephoto zoom lens features one UD lens element, minimising chromatic aberration throughout the range of the zoom for outstanding image quality of high resolution and contrast. It features enhanced lens coatings to help ensure superb color balance while minimizing ghosting and flare and a 7-blade circular aperture creates beautiful, soft backgrounds. For outstanding performance, a new compact six-group zoom system provides a maximum magnification of 0.29x at the telephoto end. Full-time manual focus is available in AF mode. The front element does not rotate during focus, which is beneficial when using polarizing filters. Minimum focusing distance is 2.79 ft./0.85m. The lens’ rear focusing system, high-speed CPU and improved AF algorithm allow for high-speed autofocusing.

Whilst here, if you haven’t already, why not have a crack at our Fun Quiz to test your knowledge of  “Lenses and Apertures” or grab your Free Cheat Sheet – a handy printable guide to help you master Manual and if you are hankering for some new kit take a look at our new “International” Shopping Area.



New Canon Powershot Cameras announced

August 22, 2013 Posted by whichcanoncamera

Canon announce Four New Canon PowerShot Models that provide Impressive Image Quality, Powerful Optics, and Fast Autofocusing

New Advanced Point-and-Shoot Lineup Includes the PowerShot G16, S120 and SX510 HS with Built-In Wi-Fi and the New PowerShot SX170 IS Offers a Long Zoom in a Compact Camera Body.

Canon USA have today announced  four new feature-packed PowerShot digital cameras: the PowerShot G16, PowerShot S120, PowerShot SX510 HS and PowerShot SX170 IS. All four models have the ability to achieve faster autofocusing speeds than was possible with previous PowerShot models. The PowerShot G16 and S120 also feature the new Star mode to help users capture the brilliance of a starry night sky, while the new Background Defocus mode allows users to soften the background of their images for a portraiture look.

Three of the models, the PowerShot G16, S120 and SX510 HS digital cameras come with built-in Wi-Fi that permits images and video files to be wirelessly transferred from the camera to social networking sites through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY#, to a PC, or users can upload images to their compatible iOS® or Android device* with the download of the free Canon CameraWindow app**.    The Wi-Fi® setup process has been improved by Canon, making it easier than ever for users to initially setup these cameras.  Images can also be printed wirelessly using Wireless PictBridgei on select printers, including the Canon PIXMA MG7120 or PIXMA MG5520 Wireless Photo All-In-One printers.


PowerShot G16 Digital Camera

The Canon PowerShot G16 digital camera is the first PowerShot in the G-series to come equipped with built-in Wi-Fi technology enabling the owner to share images and video to social networking sites or via email through the use of CANON iMAGE GATEWAY. Using the free Canon CameraWindow app. users can also upload images from almost anywhere via their compatible iOS or Android.

The PowerShot G16 features a 28-140mm wide-angle lens with an aperture range of f/1.8 – f/2.8, for low-light conditions or for users who want to create a shallow depth-of-field with soft backgrounds. The G16 is equipped with Canon’s HS System, which combines a DIGIC 6 image processor and a 12.1-megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor, allowing for enhanced low-light image quality.

With improved AF times and reduced shooting lag over previous G-series models, the advancements to Canon’s AF system help ensure users never miss a shot. It outclasses quite a few DSLRs with continuous shooting speeds of up to 9.3 frames-per-second  The G16 also captures 1080p/60p Full HD video, and includes a built-in stereo microphone and an HDMI output so users have the ability to view videos on their HDTV.

The PowerShot G16 also features new shooting modes to capture breathtaking images day or night. The new Star mode gives users the ability to capture the brilliance and wonder of the night sky through the use of three scene modes. “Star Nightscape” lets users shoot the radiance of stars in a landscape image, while the “Star Trails” mode captures trails of stars to turn them into a luminous still image. “Star Time Lapse Movie” captures continuous still images of the stars and then combines each to create a stunning video replicating the motion of the stars in the night sky.

In addition, the camera’s creative handheld HDR Scene mode automatically combines multiple shots of a scene to help create an image with a greater dynamic range. HDR Scene mode includes Natural, Art Bold, Art Embossed, Art Standard and Art Vivid options.

For photographers who want the convenience and ease-of-use of a compact camera with the feel of a DSLR, the PowerShot G16 features dials and controls similar to those on Canon’s EOS Digital SLR cameras. It is also compatible with Canon Speedlite flashes and select accessories.

The PowerShot G16 is scheduled to be available in October 2013 for an estimated retail price of $549.99.

New PowerShot S120 CameraPowerShot S120 Digital Camera

Succeeding the Canon PowerShot S110, the pocket-sized Canon PowerShot S120 digital camera continues the tradition of built-in Wi-Fi technology that allows for images and video to be shared to social networking sites or via email through the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY. Users can also download the free Canon CameraWindow app to their compatible iOS or Android device and upload images from virtually anywhere.

The PowerShot S120 features a sharp 24-120mm extra-wide angle lens with an aperture range of f/1.8-f/5.7. It is equipped with Canon’s HS System, which combines a DIGIC 6 image processor and a 12.1-megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor allowing for enhanced low-light image quality. The advancements to Canon’s AF system allow users to achieve significantly faster autofocusing speeds. The S120 allows for continuous capture of up to 12.1 frames per secondii at 12.1-megapixels. The camera also records 1080p/60p Full HD video and includes a built-in stereo microphone and convenient playback via HDMI output.

Multiple creative shot modes such as the new Star mode, Background Defocus mode, and handheld HDR Scene mode give users the ability to create images they will be proud to share. Smart AUTO technology selects 58 different pre-defined scenes without the need to switch modes, making it possible to take beautiful images in a variety of situations.

The PowerShot S120 is scheduled be available in October 2013 for an estimated retail price of $449.99.

New PowerShot SX510 CameraPowerShot SX510 HS Digital Camera

The compact Canon PowerShot SX510 HSiii digital camera incorporates a 30x optical zoom 24mm wide-angle lens, Intelligent IS technology for sharp, vivid images, a 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor and Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor that allows users to capture high-quality images. The camera also records 1080p Full HD video. The SX510 HS is equipped with built-in Wi-Fi® technology so that images and videos can be shared with friends and family wirelessly on social networking sites or via email through the use of CANON iMAGE GATEWAY. Users can also upload images from almost anywhere via their compatible iOS® or Android device with the download of the free Canon CameraWindow app.

The camera’s Zoom Framing Assist feature automatically maintains the correct distance from the subject using a face recognition sensor to track and capture subjects for sharp still and video images. Upgraded from previous PowerShot models, the AF speed helps dramatically reduce lag time so that perfect shot will be captured with ease.

The PowerShot SX510 HS is scheduled to be available in September 2013 for an estimated retail price of $249.99.

New Canon Powershot SX170 Camera

PowerShot SX170 IS Digital Camera

The Canon PowerShot SX170 IS digital camera offers a long zoom in a compact camera body at an affordable price. The camera’s 16x optical zoom with 28mm wide-angle lens and Optical Image Stabilization captures clear, vivid images whether a subject is up close or far away. Featuring High-Speed AF and Intelligent IS system that provides smooth video and sharp images via six stabilization modes, the SX170 IS operates with a DIGIC 4 Image Processor and a 16.0-megapixel sensor to create high-quality images. With 720p HD video capability, users can shoot still and video images and view both via an HDTV using an HDMI connector.

Complete with Smart AUTO technology, the PowerShot SX170 IS automatically selects the optimal settings from 32 predefined shooting situations, which helps the user to capture the best image possible. Powered by a new lithium-ion battery that provides efficient battery life, the SX170 IS has a 3.0-inch LCD screen and an ergonomic body allowing users to comfortably hold the camera.

The PowerShot SX170 IS digital camera is scheduled be available in September 2013 for an estimated retail price of $179.99.

Whilst here why not take look at our Brand New Photography Store (available for USA, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Canada) and by the way have you tried our new Quiz?  The topic is Lenses and Exposures – it’s a bit of fun but you could learn something too



DSLR Camera Simulator….that works like the real thing

August 20, 2013 Posted by whichcanoncamera



A Camera Simulator

Isn’t it remarkable what you stumble upon on the internet. Jon Arnold of CameraSim has created this awesome fully functional Camera Simulator for you to play with.

It’s just like the real thing with Manual, Aperture  and Shutter Priorities and of course all the usual controls which are explained below


Lighting is the single biggest determinant of how your  camera needs to be set. With only a few  exceptions, you can never have too much light.  Use this slider to experiment with different indoor and outdoor lighting  conditions.


Use this slider to simulate how close or far you are   in relation to the subject.

Focal length

Moving this slider is the same as zooming in and out with  your lens. A wide, zoomed out setting  creates the greatest depth of field (more things are in focus) while zooming in  creates a shallower depth-of-field (typically just the subject will be in  focus).


The exposure modes of an SLR let you control one setting  while the camera automatically adjusts the others. In Shutter Priority mode, you to set the  shutter speed while the camera sets the aperture/f-stop. In Aperture Priority  mode, you set the aperture/f-stop  while the camera sets the shutter speed.  Manual mode is fully manual—you’re on your own! Refer to the camera’s light meter to help get  the proper exposure. Although every  real SLR camera has a “fully automatic” mode, there is not one here—what’s the fun in that?


ISO refers to how sensitive the “film” will be to the  incoming light when the picture is snapped.  High ISO settings allow for faster shutter speeds in low light but  introduce grain into the image. Low ISO  settings produce the cleanest image but require lots of light. Generally, you will want to use the lowest ISO  setting that your lighting will allow.


Aperture, or f-stop, refers to how big the hole will be for  the light to pass through when the shutter is open and the picture is snapped. Lower f numbers correspond with larger holes. The important thing to remember is this: the higher  the f number, the more things in front of and behind the subject will be in  focus, but the more light you will need.  The lower the f number, the more things in front of and behind the  subject will be out of focus, and the less light you will need.

Shutter speed

Shutter speed is how long the shutter needs to be open,  allowing light into the camera, to properly expose the image. Fast shutter speeds allow you to “freeze” the  action in a photo, but require lots of light.  Slower shutter speeds allow for shooting with less light but can cause  motion blur in the image.

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Whilst here why not take  look at our Brand New Photography Store (available for USA, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Canada) and by the way have you tried our new Quiz?  The topic is Lenses and Exposures – it’s a bit of fun but you could learn something too ….

[You can support Jon Arnold’s magnificent efforts by purchasing the simulator for your PC at CameraSim. Ideal if you want to teach the kids or practice yourself]

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