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I photographed my first Wedding 20 years ago in 1995 following a successful first year as a portrait photographer. Canon EOS was my chosen system which I continued with during the early days of D-SLR cameras. I invested in Canon 'L' Series lenses which gave me the best image quality possible then, but, in 2012, having sold many Compact System Cameras (CSC) in my shop & having seen some wonderful images from my customers, it had me thinking. Should I change systems?

The bulk, the size, the weight & lack of in-built creativity was making me research more into CSC / Mirrorless cameras.

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I have sold many CSC's cameras like Olympus Pen & Panasonic Lumix G cameras but neither match the sales of the Pentax Q10, Q7 and the Pentax Q-S1.

The Pentax Q-S1 is a real gem of a camera and is now available from only £249.99.

In 2013 I chose the Lumix G5 with standard 14-45mm (28-90(35mm Equivalent)) and I used the Lumix G5 at my next wedding alongside my Canon EOS 5D MkII. At the next wedding a few weeks later, I shot the whole wedding on the Lumix G. I was sold completely & purchased the Lumix GH3 & 12-35mm F2.8 X Series Lens as my new, main camera for all my Wedding & Portrait shoots keeping the G5 as my, tried & trusted, back-up. My kit now consists of a Lumix GH3, 2x Lumix G5, Lumix GX7, 8mm FishEye, 12-35mm F2.8 X, 14-42 PZ, 45-175 PX, 45-200mm & 20mm F1.7. I now have all scenario's covered.

So, why should you consider a CSC camera from Pentax, Panasonic, Olympus or Fuji?

  • They're smaller and lighter

D-SLRs use a mirror to bounce light up into a pentaprism (or pentamirror) viewfinder, but compact system cameras don’t have a mirror or a pentaprism, so this enables them to be made smaller and lighter. The benefits of this are pretty obvious as your camera takes up less space in your bag and it’s lighter and easier to carry. This in turn means that you are more likely to take your CSC with you wherever you go, so you’ll get more shots.

Further good news about CSCs is that their small size doesn’t have to mean a compromise in image quality because many have the same size sensor as you find inside an SLR. There are now full-frame, APS-C and Four Thirds format CSCs.

Remember; a 4ltr tractor can not go as fast as a 3ltr Formula One car. What do I mean? It's not all about Mega Pixels & Sensor size. It's about the best, total package for your photography needs.

  • They're quiet and discrete

Because there’s no mirror that needs to move out of the way when you’re taking a shot, compact system cameras are usually quieter and more discrete than a D-SLR.

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This makes them ideal for shooting street and documentary photographs when you want to go unnoticed. They are also useful for shooting portraits of camera-shy subjects.

Many people also assume that smaller cameras are ‘less serious’ so they pay less attention to you while you are using one and it’s easier to get the shots that you want.

  • They have responsive Live View

In Live View mode SLRs show the image from the sensor on their main screen, but screen refresh rates and autofocus times are usually quite poor so it’s hard to compose images of moving subjects.

Compact system cameras only show a live view image but their manufacturers have invested heavily in making sure that the screen and autofocus performance is good.

Micro Four Thirds cameras from Olympus and Panasonic are especially good in this respect and you can shoot moving subjects while composing on the main screen.

  • What you see is what you get.

Because CSCs always use a live view feed from the sensor, the screen or electronic viewfinder (EVF) shows the impact or camera setting selections.

Switch to black and white mode, for instance, and you’re able to preview the monochrome image in the EVF or on the screen. And if you reduce the exposure you also see the preview get darker.

As well as making life easier because you don’t need to guess how the image will appear like you do with an SLR and composing in the optical viewfinder, this ability to preview an image can make you more creative.

For example, if you look through the viewfinder of an SLR you will see the scene more or less as it appears to your eye and you have to imagine how the image will appear with the selected settings applied.

Your only guide to exposure is your experience and the scale in the viewfinder.

With a compact system camera, however, you may look in the viewfinder and see that the image looks good when it’s very bright, using settings that the camera’s scale considers will over-expose the scene.

You may also decide that you like the slight warmth (or whatever) that the scene has and enhance it by changing white balance or applying a filter effect.

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  • They have more creative features

The constant live view design of compact system cameras has enabled their manufacturers to include novel features that can be very helpful for photography.

Olympus’s Live Bulb mode, for example, allows you to see a long exposure image build up on the screen on the back of the camera during the exposure.

This means that rather than having to calculate or guess the length of the exposure you can assess it visually and close the shutter when the image looks right.

Panasonic also has a system that enables the impact of shutter speed to be seen so you can decide how blurred or sharp you want any movement to be in the final image.

Compact system camera manufacturers have also been quick to embrace technology such as Wi-Fi and NFC (Near Field Communication) connectivity, as well as allowing images to be shared on Facebook and Twitter etc., quickly. A Wi-Fi connection also enables a camera to be controlled remotely via a smartphone.

This is very useful for avoiding camera-shake and when shooting timid subjects.

  • No mirror-slap

That lack of a mirror has another advantage; you don’t need to worry about engaging mirror lock-up mode when shooting long exposure shots to reduce vibration.

It’s still a good idea to use a remote release, but because more compact system cameras have Wi-Fi connectivity built-in you often don’t need to buy a dedicated unit, a smartphone can be used instead.

To conclude, size is important but bigger it not necessarily better and if you do choose a D-SLR over a CSC remember that the Pentax K50 & KS-2 cameras are fully weather-resistant. The K-S2 (TIPA Awards Best D-SLR 2015) is also currently the worlds smallest weather-resistant D-SLR, close to the size of some CSC's. The Pentax K-S1should also be considered whilst stock is available with Basic kits from just £249.99.

Again, I hope you found this educational.


We are very pleased to announce that RICOH IMAGING has won three prestigious 2015 TIPA Photo & Imaging Awards which can be purchased from stock at .

TIPA is an independent, non-profit organsation comprising the chief editors and technical editors of 27 photo and imaging magazines from 16 countries across five continents. TIPA also has a cooperative agreement with the Camera Journal Press Club of Japan. During the voting session, which took place on Friday, 20 March 2015, in Dubai, UAE, TIPA members noted the following details about the winning products:



This hot segment of the market continues to grow and the RICOH WG-M1 offers a unique design that is waterproof to 32 feet (9.75 metres) without an additional protective housing, is shock resistant to six feet (1.8 metres) and frost-proof to 14F (-10C). The unit has large control buttons and a 1.5-inch (3.8cm) LCD monitor. The 14 MP sensor and processor can record Full HD movies and deliver 10 frames-per-second high-speed shooting through its ultra wide-angle lens. To help users get right into action, the camera comes with a carabiner-equipped strap for carrying and a WG adhesive mount to help attach the camera to different surfaces. Optional accessories expand the camera’s usability via a wrist strap mount, helmet mount and more.

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We are proud to be able to offer an Android version of My iStick.

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A device that lets you copy pictures, videos and music directly from your phone to a the USB drive and then print them off directly from a Kiosk or Printer as well as trasnfer them to a PC of MAC. You can even transfer files from your PC or Mac to your android device.

Easily Print Pictures from Your Phone/Tablet

Printing pictures taken with your Android smartphone or tablet has never been easier until now! Simply plug the PictureStick™ into your mobile device, copy over your desired files to the drive, then insert it into any kiosk or printer’s USB port to select and print your images.

Quickly Move Files from Phone/Tablet to Computer or Kiosk

Utilizing a USB 3.0 interface, the PictureStick™ makes it quick and easy to transfer photos, videos, music, and other files between your mobile device and PC or Mac computer. Drop files from your smartphone or tablet onto the PictureStick™, then plug the PictureStick™ into any computer to share, print, or archive them.

Store More Pictures, Videos & Music

The PictureStick™ expands your storage capabilities and frees up memory on your smartphone or tablet, allowing you to take more pictures & videos or store more music. You can even copy over files from your computer to the PictureStick™ and access them directly off the drive on your mobile device.

Works with Most Android Devices

Designed with a microUSB connector on one end, the PictureStick™ works with most USB OTG-compatible Android devices (iPhone & iPad not supported). To determine whether your Android smartphone or tablet is OTG-compatible, please refer to the manufacturer for your device’s USB OTG specifications.

Please see Smart Phones and Tablet PC for lists of compatible devices provide a processing service to those of you who still use, or have started using, 35mm film.

Simply send us your 35mm together with a covering letter informing us of your address & email and we will develop then scan your processed negatives to CD before printing them to your required size.

Available sizes & prices are 4x6in with Free of Charge CD .... £9.99 5x7in with Free of Charge CD .... £11.99 8x6in with Free of Charge CD .... £13.99 APS with Free of Charge CD .... £15.99

We will email / call you once your order is ready to dispatch. Card payment can then be made over the phone prior to dispatch. Contact Dean, Toby or Jacob on 01530 412735. (Mon-Sat 9am-5pm)

As your memories are precious, we will return your prints & negatives on completion & then return your FREE CD once you have acknowledged their safe arrival. This way you will be guaranteed to receive your prints should anything happen during delivery which couldn't prevent. All we require you to do is acknowledge there safe arrival via e-mail. T&C's apply.

Please send to Dean & Smedley Digital Imaging Dean & Smedley Ltd 55-57 Market Street Ashby de la Zouch Leicestershire LE65 1AS

T&C's - can not be held responsible for any items which do not arrive at our lab in Ashby de la Zouch. If your film, negatives, prints & digital media are lost or damaged whilst in our laboratory they will be replaced with the equivalent, unused, material. No additional responsibility can be accepted for material of exceptional value. The Free CD will be used to reprint any orders lost or damaged in transit.