Thursday, September 30, 2010

Nikon AIPP Event of the Year!

Spider Camera Holster

Introducing the Spider Camera Holster system. This is the latest innovation as far as quick-draw camera supports go. Known for being able to hold big loads and giving you quick access to your camera when you need it most. Check out the video below for more information.
Only $185 for the holster, plate and belt combo and in store now at Camera Electronic.


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Have A Go Day!

Camera Electronic is proud to be sponsoring the Have A Go Day at Burswood Park on Wednesday 3rd November between 8:30am and 3pm. On the day we'll have a mini studio lighting setup showing you how easy it really is to do your own superb lighting at home and an Epson Photo printer to show you how easy it is to print the fantastic photos you've just captured.

For more info on Have A Go Day head to


Photos from Nikon Workshop

Not long ago we held a workshop for our Nikon customers featuring AIPP Wedding Photographer of the Year Rocko Ancora and AIPP Victorian Portrait Photographer of the Year Vicki Bell at the Perth Convention Cenntre. We brought a bunch of Nikon Camera's and Pro Lenses with us along with some great tips and tricks from Rocko and Vicki.
Heres some shots from the day from one of our customers Tony Wall.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Western Australia AIPP Professional Photography Awards

A big congratulations to the winners of this years WAPPA Awards,

Steve Wise - WA AIPP Professional Photographer of the Year

Michelle Kiddie - WA AIPP Lauren Fitzsimmons Student Photographer of the Year

Kate Brockhurst - WA AIPP Emerging Photographer of the Year

Samantha Lishman - WA AIPP Portrait (Family) Photographer of the Year

Steve Wise - WA AIPP Wedding Photographer of the Year

Anna Bombardieri - WA AIPP Landscape Photographer of the Year

Tina Urie - WA AIPP Portrait (Open) Photographer of the Year

Kelly Feil - WA AIPP Illustrative Photographer of the Year

James Simmons - WA AIPP Overall Best Print

Also a big congratulations to all who came runner up in the catergorys and all who entered. The level of work this year was outstanding. Also a big thanks to Epson and all the other sponsors on the day.

Check out some images from the day and video's of the judges comments in the link below.

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Elinchrom Quadra RX

Are you sick of having to use your speedlites on location and cant just get the lighting your after? or are you looking for a portable lighting system that wont take an army to lug around with you on location shoots..? Elinchroms answer to this is the Quadra system. Elinchrom offers 2 different kinds of heads available for the Quadra (A&S) both with there advantages. The A head, which is their speed head. Gives you the ability to shoot at a super short flash duration of 1/6000s when plugged into the fast B channel. The S is there more standard head with a longer flash duration and is slightly cheaper.

It features a 400ws system if you're running 1 head at full power or it can be distributed over 2 heads giving 66/33% giving you 266w and 133w.This is perfect for having a balanced key and fill light. With a build in Skyport radio receiver and an included transmitter with the To go kit all you need is a camera and a subject and you're ready to go. 

The heads themselves weight in at a mere 281 grams... thats even lighter than a canon 580ex ii and Sb-900. Elinchrom have also released a range of accessories to compliment the Quadra system helping you incorporate it into your existing kit.

 An optional EL reflector adapter will enable you to use the entire Elinchrom light modifier range, including the 135cm Octabox and larger Octabanks. With extension leads available in 3.5m & 5m the possibilities the Quadra system gives you are almost unlimited.

Drop into Camera Electronic and ask any of us for more info or for a demo. Elinchrom also offer a 'try before you buy' system, This allows you to hire the full Quadra system once for a day for only $20.

also, visit for a look at their full range of light equipment and accessories. 


September Specials at Camera Electronic!

Christmas is just around the corner so why not take advantage of our september specials...
Be quick but as stocks are limited, Offer expires 15th October 2010


Friday, September 10, 2010

Epson Bonus Offers

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Thursday, September 9, 2010


Do you ever find yourself needing the use of a tripod or monopod when you just cant hold your camera as steady as you'd like it?, or get that low light shot as sharp as you'd like it? or are you the kind of person thats conscious of space & weight? This could just be the answer to your prayers...

It's call the Steadepod...  The idea behind it you place a wire under your foot or attach it to your belt/pants, then lock it at a comfortable height and pull up on it. The tension the wire creates along with you pulling up creates added stability. When using smaller video cameras it makes it alot easier to capture smooth video and assists photographers when uses longer lenses.

At only $39.95 and as small as the memory card case in your kit, Its a must have for any enthusiast


New Canon Compacts: Powershot S95 & Ixus 1000HS

Not long ago Canon announced a few new cameras for their compact range, two being the Powershot S95 and the Ixus 1000HS. These cameras are aimed at two different markets - if you are an everyday happy snapper who likes pointing and shooting the 1000hs is made for you. On the other hand if you're someone who likes more control and better results then the Powershot range is the one your eyes should be on.

Anyone who loves their cameras, be it big DSLR's, Mirror-less Micro 4/3's or Compact's will have heard about Canon's Powershot S90. It really was a giant leap forward as far as compact cameras go… 10mega pixel sensor with amazing low light capabilities, full manual control with RAW Shooting and a very friendly rotating front ring. I don't think I need to go on for you to know it was a lovely camera... then they announced the S95.

As far as resolution and sensitivity goes not a lot has changed for the S 95, it still features the same 28mm wide angle, 3.8x optical zoom lens with a very bright f2.0 aperture which makes shooting in low light situations even easier. This also eliminates the need for flash in all your photos. Built in HDR was added and a pretty impressive 720p HD video mode with stereo sound.

So, lets talk HDR… or High Dynamic Range for those in the know.

Shoot 3-5-7-Whatever images. Slightly underexpose/balance/overexpose each of them and blend the images together using imaging software. This allows you to capture a lot more detail throughout your shadow, midtone, and highlight areas instead of exposing for a subject and sacrificing detail somewhere… Sounds difficult? Well… Canon has created a feature which now does this for you. Pretty impressive huh?
It also features an all new Hybrid Image Stabilisation (the S95 is the first in Canon's new lineup to be fitted with this) which improves overall stability and particularly when shooting macro or smaller subjects. The video on the S95 has been upgraded from standard VGA to 720p HD which records at 24 frames per second and supports a number of file formats. If you take a look at some sample videos it's pretty impressive.

Another great thing about the S90 that's still there on the S95 is the rotating front ring, which can be set to Zoom/Aperture/ISO Sensitivity/Manual Focus/Exposure Compensation/White Balance or Aspect Ratio giving you the freedom to tailor the S95 exactly to how you personally like to shoot. Available now. 

After 10 years of Canon Ixus Range, the new leader of the pack is the 1000HS. According to Canon it's the "Worlds slimmest camera to feature a 10x optical zoom" and at only 22.3mm it's pretty slim. If you're a person who likes having a pocket-able compact camera but still wants features such as a super zoom lens, full HD video recording with slow motion and an insanely fast frame rate then the Ixus 1000HS could be at the top of your wishlist this Christmas.

So lets get back to basics... The Ixus range has always been known for its simplicity and its high image quality.. After all it is Canon so why expect anything less? The 1000HS features include a 10 megapixel sensor with Canon's new HS System (High Sensitivity), this makes shooting in low light situations even easier with less noise. With an improved image stabilisation it assists in helping you shoot sharp clean images even at full zoom. 

Video modes on compact cameras are pretty common these days, but very few can offer full HD 1080p video, the 1000HS is one of these. But that's not all, it also has the ability to shoot video at 240 frames per second, and play back at about 6 times slower than standard video. With other features such as best image selections which shoots a burst of 5 images and then selects the best, and a pretty cool wink timer which will automatically shoot a photo 2 seconds after a wink is detected. If you're someone who wants to pick up a camera, shoot effortlessly amazing images, then slip it back into your pocket and keep on going then the 1000HS could just be what you're looking for. Available soon at Camera Electronic.


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Introducing... The Canon 60D

The other day Canon unveiled the long awaited 60d, from what we've read on the forums and dpreview it's actually shaping up to be a pretty good upgrade... A few of us were lucky enough to be invited to the exclusive preview/unveiling night. Three Course Dinner and Fireworks... not too bad canon.

With added features such as a 18 megapixel APS-C Sensor,  Full HD 1080p video with Advanced Auto Focus, 3.0'' Articulating LCD screen, Native ISO range from 100-6400 which can be pushed to 12800 (makes shooting in low light situations easier than ever), 5.3 frames per second for up to 58 jpeg images and an Integrated Speedlite Transmitter giving you the freedom to trigger your flashes off camera...
just to name a few.

Another interesting feature that canon has incorporated into the 60d is the addition of Creative Filters (Grainy B/W, Soft Focus, Toy Camera Effect and Miniature Effect). This enables enthusiasts to add special effects to their images without the need of Photoshopping or other editing software. One big thing that canon is pushing with the 60d is how easy it is to use... anyone from your total amateur to your seasoned pro could pick this camera up and take an amazing image

So if you're thinking about making the step up to a DSLR or looking to upgrade you're current body then look no further than the 60d, Available late September at Camera Electronic.


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