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