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Woodland Walk Test for New Camera

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My wife & I both enjoy photography (on an amateur level) and recently decided it was time to upgrade our exsisting Canon EOS 450D. We loved our 450D and were very happy to buy another Canon camera, so we decided on the Canon EOS 600D.

canon-eos-600dAs you imagine, a few years on the 600D takes higher megapixel photos and has a ton of new features; one massive improvement being that this DSLR is capable of shooting full HD video where as back when we bought the 450D shooting video on a DSLR wasn't an option.

This will hopefully make a massive difference for me and NaturalBushcraft, because now I can ditch my JVC Everio video camera and the other gear I was using to film with. Most of the time when I go out camping I take a waterproof bag with me which contains my photography gear, previously this consisted of:

  • Canon 450D (for still photos)
  • JVC Everio (for video)
  • Olympus Digital Dictaphone
  • Lapel Microphone + lead
  • Spare battery for the 450D
  • Spare batteries for the lapel mic
These two bulky cameras took up quite some room in my rucksack and I long dreamt about getting a new DSLR so I could consolidate the two jobs of stills & video into one camera - Thanks to the 600D it's here! Thankfully now I can ditch my JVC camera & the digital dictaphone.

The 600D will bring numerous advantages for me when filming for firstly the quality will be greatly improved; videos will now be avaliable in full 1080p HD. I can now hook my microphone up to the camera direct, with my previous video camera this wasn't possible which meant I had to record audio seperately and then edit it together later on, this improvement will saves me hours in the editting suite! If you're interested in the specs of the 600D here they are.

So less of the tech and more of Nature, myself and Claire took an evening walk to test our new camera, you can view the photos in the slideshow at the top of this post, please leave comments below.
Comments (3)
3 Monday, 14 May 2012 05:52
Thor Banke
Good choice! U will be happy with it! I bought it last year and it has served me very well!
Take care and check my channel out!

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2 Sunday, 06 May 2012 08:13
Bernhard Hofmann
If it was waterproof, crush proof and shock resistant I'd buy one. I have an Olympus 770sw that I've taken to 10m in the ocean, had it in snow and sat on it regularly when sailing. It's not a great camera for photos, but I can't fault it's indestructibility which means I can get on and enjoy what I'm doing without worrying about knocking or submersing the £500 camera that I brought along.

I wish I could justify having both because your camera takes amazing photos, but it's just too dear for me. :(
1 Saturday, 05 May 2012 23:28
Mark Massey
Very nice camera Ashley. Wise choice. I looked at that camera myself but have nearly £5000 worth of Nikon specific lenses and flashes so to switch to canon would be a bit expensive. The £5000 isn't a typo

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