The design has been influenced by people who like to take their photography outside. I know that I have missed images because I have needed to take off my pack and get something out. This bag won’t help me take better photographs, but it will certainly help me make the most of opportunities.Read more
The genius part of the Keyhole’s design is in how easy it is to get your camera from harnessed to usable position. And also that you can still use the camera’s own strap in case you drop the camera from your hand. It’s a neat idea which to see come from a small company is heartwarming.Read more
Joby’s wildly successful Gorillapod is a mini tripod which can be stood on the ground, or wrapped to a fence, tree or boulder and allow any steady or self-shot you can imagine. The GorillaMobile is the same bendy tripod, but with a form-fitting surround for your iPhone 4 to which it clips in any orientation.Read more
If you’ve got an SLR Camera, or even a compact camera, the chances are that it came with some kind of strap to carry it with. So, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this review is pretty pointless. I wasn’t convinced when I first saw the Sunsniper, but after a quick demo it immediately became obvious that this is much more than a bog-standard carry strap.Read more
The Kodak Playsport is a great little camera for slinging in a pocket or daypack in case something interesting happens. It’s very good for blogging and travelling around with, and because it’s waterproof and shockproof would make an ideal camcorder for holidays or travelling. Only downside is awful quality digital zoom.Read more
Would I buy one… yes. These are the lower end of the GoPro video camera range now which means you can buy them for way less than £100. The replaceable batteries are a big hit for me, as lack of power usually stops play first. It’s not HD, but that’s not a big issue if you’re ‘youtubing’ your video.Read more
Having placed camera and tripod a suitable distance away from the splash zone, it was time to pour water over the camera pouch, gently at first, then increasing to a torrential deluge. Inspecting inside after each go showed no leakage at all – quite remarkable.Read more
If the Flip MinoHD was a person, it’d be the kind of person that you see across the bar and your cheeks flush.
Sleek, slim and elegant with perfect curves, a beautiful outfit and you’d like nothing better than to touch them and see if they felt as good as they looked. The Flip MinoHD is the Prom Queen of the pocket video camera world.
The Pentax Optio H90 is a very neat little package with good battery life, decent quality photos and a superb level of zoom. You lose some contrast and sharpness with the digital zoom, but it’s a trade-off. The very simple interface, big on-screen writing and nice positive buttons make it very easy to use.Read more
If you want to get more from your photography in the outdoors, rather than spend £40 on a book, spend a bit more and get a 1-1 hands-on day’s tuition. I got better results, more confidence and far more understanding of my camera and my own abilities. Worth every penny. Although be warned, you may want to go out and upgrade your kit afterwards!Read more
If you’re wet, cold or clumsy and in need of a small compact camera to record your adventures, then the Pentax Optio is well worth a look. It isn’t the fullest-featured camera in its price range, but a superb all-rounder for the outdoors lifestyle. You’re not going to become the lovechild of David Bailey and Jacques Cousteau overnight, but if that’s what floats your boat then you’re probably reading the wrong blog!Read more
If you, like me, occasionally feel the need to hang your camera off the branch of a tree, or attach it to anything as curly as a Kinkajou’s tail then the huggy little Gorillapod is perfect for you. He’ll hug like a 4 year old meeting Mickey at Disneyworld.Read more