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Bringing the Canon M3 to Lagoon Was Awesome

by dav.d

Everyone is a photographer these days. The phone everyone has on them makes a pretty good camera and you can get some great shots. That being said there are times where a “real” camera makes a difference. The biggest is the ability to zoom with a longer lens to get objects far away or to compress the field of view. Did I lose you yet?

Colossus roller coaster at Lagoon

Colossus roller coaster at Lagoon

I recently bought the upgraded version of Canon’s mirrorless camera… the Canon M3. This camera is not available in the United States. I actually had to order it from Hong Kong. The body is small and the lenses are pretty compact. The quality of photos isn’t as good as my big camera. But I want a small camera and it can fit in cargo shorts… that is the only reason I would ever wear cargo shorts.

Canon EOS M3... a small camera

Canon EOS M3… a small camera

The camera is 24 megapixels and it is an APS-C sized sensor. It also has wireless/wi-fi so I can transfer photos to my iPhone to share on Instagram or Facebook.

Lagoon's Rocket with Re-entry and Blast Off

Lagoon’s Rocket with Re-entry and Blast Off

Lagoon is Utah’s version of Disneyland. Well, it is the sad version of Disneyland. I wish Lagoon had a better solution to cameras. At Disneyland every ride has a little pouch where you can put a purse, camera, or phone. Not so at Lagoon. Hence the need for cargo shorts. They don’t even let you use a fanny pack but if I ever wear a fanny pack my family has orders to shoot me.

Lagoon's Rocket and Blast Off

Lagoon’s Rocket and Blast Off

My blog has been pretty focused on photography… and so why am I talking about gear? Well, sometimes I get bored blogging about photos. And I really really have fun talking about camera gear, photography techniques, Photoshop, and more. So I might talk about gear a little bit more and I will always show off some of the photos on why the gear is good or bad.

Swings at Lagoon

Swings at Lagoon

The one thing I don’t like about the Canon M3 is the noise. It can be pretty noisy. It is something that can be fixed in Lightroom or software. Maybe I am spoiled by the big Canon cameras with full frame sensors and the Fuji cameras that limit the number of pixels on their cameras.

Riding the Swings at Lagoon

Riding the Swings at Lagoon

Over all I was able to get some great photos of the family at the amusement park. I love the color in the photos.

Lagoon's Tidal Wave

Lagoon’s Tidal Wave

Rumor is the Canon M3 will be released to the United States in October. That would be cool. It might be a sign that Canon is going to get serious about mirrorless cameras. We shall see.

Samurai at Lagoon

Samurai at Lagoon

Why mirrorless? Size. A mirrorless camera with a smaller sensor can almost fit in the pocket. You can take it places that might get you kicked out for a big camera. You don’t look like a pro. And they tend to have wireless features so you can transfer photos over to the phone and edit the photos in a slew of apps. There are some awesome apps to filter and edit your photos. And then you can instantly share the photos to social media. I could even use the WordPress app to blog. Are computers going to be a thing of the past? Maybe, but mobile devices might make laptops and desktops obsolete.

Slingshot at Lagoon

Slingshot at Lagoon

Is Henry tall enough for the roller coaster?

Is Henry tall enough for the roller coaster?

The Cannibal at Lagoon

The Cannibal at Lagoon

The Cannibal at Lagoon

The Cannibal at Lagoon

The Cannibal at Lagoon

The Cannibal at Lagoon

The family at Lagoon

The family at Lagoon

The ferris wheel at Lagoon

The ferris wheel at Lagoon

The ferris wheel at Lagoon

The ferris wheel at Lagoon

The ferris wheel at Lagoon

The ferris wheel at Lagoon

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