Panasonic G9 – The best mirrorless camera for stills?

Panasonic have delivered a strong statement of intent to other mirrorless camera manufacturers today with a sensational new still image orientated flagship body, the G9. Everyone knows how good Panasonic’s […]

FUJIFILM X-T2 & X-Pro2 Firmware V3 Update

Fuji X-Pro 2 Castle Cameras

Our best just got better… Fujifilm re-affirms its commitment to constant improvement by announcing new firmware updates for the multi-award winning X-T2 and X-Pro2. Complimentary upgrades coming soon will provide […]

FUJIFILM Graphite Silver X-T2 & X-Pro2 Announcement

Fujifilm launches Graphite Silver Editions of the X-T2 and X-Pro2 flagship interchangeable lens cameras Fujifilm’s flagship X-Series models will be available in luxurious graphite silver versions for the most discerning […]

FUJIFILM X-T20 Announcement

A stylish, powerful yet lightweight mirrorless digital camera with tilting touchscreen LCD The FUJIFILM X-T20 offers a 24.3 megapixel sensor and brand new image processor which delivers high speed AF, […]

Pansonic LUMIX GH5 Announcement

Panasonic GH5 at Castle Cameras

Panasonic announces LUMIX GH5 CSC camera featuring the World’s First 4K 60p/50p and 4K 30p 4:2:2 10- bit Video Recording Function Panasonic once again pushes photographic and cinematographic boundaries with […]

Nikon announce a new Bokeh monster, the 105mm f/1.4

Nikon has unveiled the AF-S Nikkor 105mm F1.4E ED, the fastest full-frame lens of its kind with autofocus. Resistant to dust and moisture, the lens uses 14 elements in 9 groups, including […]

Fujifilm X-T2 full test by Professional Photo

The new Fujifilm X-T2 has just received an extensive test by Professional Photo Magazine. Check out the full 6 page test here FUJI XT-2 Full test by Professional Photo Magazine Make […]

Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 ASPH

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Panasonic have added a rather tasty lens to line up for micro four thirds cameras today. The all new LEICA DG SUMMILUX 12mm/F1.4 ASPH. (35 mm camera equivalent: 24 mm) enables […]

Fujifilm latest firmware updates

What To Expect with Fujifilm’s Latest Firmware Updates By now its common knowledge that Fujifilm are famous for bringing the best functionality to X Series equipment through firmware updates. Today […]

Fujifilm announce 2x Teleconverter for X Mount Lenses

Fujifilm today announced its new Fujinon Teleconverter XF 2x TC WR, a teleconverter that extends the reach of X mount telephoto lenses. The high-performance teleconverter multiplies the focal length of […]

Sony’s new RX10 mark III packs a big zoom, slow motion and 4K

Sony today announced the RX10 III, the third evolution in this incredible bridge camera. It sports an all new 24-600mm f/2.4-4.0 equivalent zoom lens. A massive zoom length for a 1″ […]

The new ONA Clifton leather backpack – gorgeous!

ONA today announced the Leather Clifton, a handcrafted leather camera backpack that’s the company’s first to feature removable inserts.   The Leather Clifton backpack is handcrafted from full-grain Italian leather […]

Sigma MC-11 Canon EF to Sony FE mount converter

At a glance Mount Converter MC-11 SIGMA QUALITY MEETS SONY CAPABILITIES Category: Accessories Adapt Sigma Canon Mount or Sigma mount to Sony FE system Easy to use interface, updatable with […]

Panasonic DMC-TZ100, travel camera of the year?

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 review: First look At a glance: 1in, 20.1-million-pixel sensor 25-250mm equivalent f/2.8-5.9 Leica DC lens ISO 125-12,800 standard, 80-25,600 extended 1.160-million-dot electronic viewfinder 1.04-million-dot 3” touchscreen 4K […]

Syrp genie, genie mini and magic carpet overview – time lapse and motion

The Syrp genie, genie mini and the magic carpet all work together to create incredible time lapse sequences and provide high production value for videographers through motion.   Paul Genge […]

Nikon DL – New premium compacts from Nikon

Nikon announce three new premium compact cameras in a product line they are calling Nikon DL. Nikon hope that their new DL compacts will give ‘always-on’ photographers a portable way […]

New products from Canon, including the EOS 80D

Canon invites you to Come and See its brand new product range. Canon is expanding its range of PowerShot compact cameras with the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and PowerShot […]

Ricoh enter the full-frame game with the Pentax K-1

Pentax is finally in the full frame game. Ricoh today announced the new Pentax K-1, a camera that  “offers innovations not available in any other DSLR.” At the heart of […]

Nikon announce 3 stunning new lenses

Nikon announced three stunning new lenses today, the 24mm f/1.8G, 200-500mm f/5.6G VR and 24-70mm f/2.8G VR AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED Today Nikon extends its versatile f/1.8 line-up of […]

Fujifilm announce the X-T10

The FUJIFILM X-T10: a stunning addition to the X series Boasting outstanding image quality thanks to unique color reproduction technology, the new model, which is aimed at photography enthusiasts, combines […]

Sony release HX90

The Sony Cyber-shot HX90 is an 18-megapixel superzoom camera with a 25.750mm equivalent lens and a pop-up OLED viewfinder. Other key features include a fast, intelligent AF system with an improved spatial […]

Nikon announce the D7200

Today, Nikon announce their new flagship DX sensor camera body, the D7200 The Nikon D7200 is a sophisticated, high performance DX-format DSLR aimed at the passionate and serious photographer looking […]

Nikon launch an astro camera and much more!

If you’re thinking that the price is astronomical, wait til you see the results! (Especialy if you’re taking snaps of nebulae that emit on the hydrogen-alpha wavelength) Nikon today announces […]

New! Canon launch the 5DS, 5DS R, 750D, 760D and a very special wide angle lens

Canon launch the 5DS, 5DS R, 750D, 760D and a very special wide angle lens, head to our website for more details and for pre-orders: http://bit.ly/1zWa95x

New from Fujifilm, FUJINON XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR

Fujifilm have today announced an exciting new addition to their lens range, the FUJINON XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR This new weather-resistant zoom lens has a continuous aperture of f/2.8 across […]

new compacts from Canon

Canon today unveils an exciting new collection of products, including four new PowerShot devices and three new IXUS cameras Capture the unforgettable, wherever you are Perfect for capturing moments from […]

New Canon product, the Connect Station

Connect Station CS100 Store, enjoy and share your photos and movies from one place Discover the easy way to store, enjoy and share your photos from home. Transfer your latest […]

Nikon announce the D5500

Nikon has upgraded the D5300 with the D5500, which is the first DX-format model to feature a vari-angle touchscreen. The slimmer, lighter model also features built-in Wi-Fi connectivity alongside a […]

Nikon launch the D810

Today Nikon launch what they claim to be in their own words a camera featuring “The Highest Image Quality in Nikon’s History” the D810. Yesterday we were able to get […]

Fujifilm launches new accessories for the FUJIFILM X-T1

Fujifilm is pleased to announce the launch of a series of new accessories for its premium mirrorless X-T1 camera; two handgrips, a grip strap, an extended eyecup, and a coverkit […]

Nikon announce the D4S

Nikon have today formally announced the full details of the long awaited D4S Designed with absolutely no compromises in mind, The ultimate imaging machine has advanced. Built to keep you […]

Sony Zeiss 55 for A7/A7R rated as best autofocus lens ever made

Needed convincing of the quality of the Sony A7 and A7R along with it’s lenses? DXO mark just rated the FE mount Zeiss 55mm as the best auto focus lens […]

Fujifilm release the X-T1

Fujifilm have released what many people have been waiting for, a fully fledged professional standard X-Mount body, the X-T1. Designed to reclaim their spot at the top of the mirrorless […]

Tamron release the 150-600mm f/5-6.3 VC USD

Today Tamron have released an exciting new lens, the SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 VC USD Capture the power and beauty of wild animals, birds, travel destinations, and exciting sports action close-ups […]

Panasonic announce the Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2

Panasonic bring a high quality 85mm equivalent (35mm terms) to the micro four thirds party. With an extremely fast and wide aperture of f/1.2 low light shots with beautiful Bokeh […]

Nikon announce the new 35mm f/1.8G ED lens

The AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G.FX, an FX prime lens that street photography enthusiasts have been waiting for. With a fast maximum aperture and optics designed for high-megapixel D-SLRs, Nikon’s new […]

Nikon announce D3300 & AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II

The D3300, a new entry-level D-SLR that makes it easy to capture those important moments. Powerful, comfortable to carry and effortless to operate, the small and lightweight Nikon D3300 allows […]

Fujifilm launches the world’s first weather-resistant bridge camera, the FinePix S1

Brimming with new technologies to improve picture taking and advance creativity, the S1 offers everything you could want from a bridge camera, including a powerful 50x image-stabilised optical zoom lens, […]

Fujifilm release 2014 and early 2015 roadmap for X mount lenses

Since they were introduced in January 2012, the X mount series of lenses have boasted advanced resolution to all corners of the image, and fast aperture across their focal lengths. […]

Fujifilm announce the XF 56mm f/1.2 R fast portrait lens

Available from February 2014, this latest addition to the company’s line up of professional-grade lenses for X-series interchangeable-lens cameras features a fast maximum aperture of f/1.2, a focal length of […]

Fujifilm announce the XF10-24mm f/4 R OIS

The new Fujinon XF lens is a 2.4x zoom lens – equivalent to 15-36mm in 35mm format. Its ultra wide to standard focal length capabilities make it the perfect choice […]

The new Nikon Df

Today Nikon unveil the hotly anticipated Full Frame Retro High End DSLR, the new Df. PRE ORDER NOW We attended Nikon’s dealer launch in London yesterday to hear from Nikon […]

Fuji release the X-E2 and the all new XQ1

Fujifilm announces the X-E2 and the XQ1 Not to left out of all the camera released from last week, Fujifilm have released two new cameras. Fujifilm has revealed the successor […]

Sony bring innovation with the new A7, A7R and RX10

Sony have released three sensational new cameras this week. The Sony A7 and A7R The A7 is an E-mount camera equipped with a 24.3 megapixel 35mm full-frame image sensor. Featuring […]

Nikon launch the impressive 58mm f/1.4

Nikon have launched a new fast prime lens, designed to deliver the ultimate in image quality and really showcases what Nikon can do with their lens manufacture. The AF-S NIKKOR […]

Nikon launch the revolutionary AW1

Nikon launch the revolutionary AW1 Nikon have launched a revolutionary new product, the world’s first waterproof/shockproof interchangeable lens camera: the Nikon 1 AW1 compact system camera and two dedicated lenses […]

Fujifilm announce a new entry level interchangeable lens camera, the Fujifilm X-A1

The new Fujifilm X-A1 Fujifilm has today released their 4th interchangeable lens camera, the X-A1. It is aimed at users moving up from a compact camera looking to buy into […]

New Coolpix cameras and a LED light from Nikon

Nikon have released two exciting new models in their Coolpix range and a LED light for their Coolpix and 1 system COOLPIX P7800 Designed for enthusiasts determined to get the […]

Fuji release the long awaited XF23mm f/1.4 R lens for X system

Fujifilm launches the FUJINON XF23mmF1.4 R – a premium wide-angle lens designed to maximise the performance of the Fujifilm X-Trans CMOS sensor for the highest picture quality With a focal length […]

Nikon announce new SB-300 speedlight

Versatile, easy-to-use Speedlight for controlling the quality and direction of light. A great way to go beyond the limitations of the camera’s built-in flash, the SB-300 is ideal for novice […]

Nikon announce new DX lens 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6 VR ED

Nikon have today announced a new versatile DX-format zoom lens with broad 18-140mm focal range With a compact and lightweight build, this is a great walkabout lens. Offering wide-angle to […]

Panasonic announce the GX7

Change your Perspective with the New LUMIX DMC-GX7 DSLM (Digital Single Lens Mirrorless) Panasonic is pleased to announce a new addition of LUMIX G Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) Camera, […]

Two new cameras from Panasonic

This morning marks the addition of two new cameras to the Panasonic Lumix lineup. The new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72, with an RRP of £379, features; OUTSTANDING 20mm ultra wide Angle […]

Canon launch new Canon EOS 70D

This morning Canon announce the new Canon EOS 70D to it’s enthusiast line-up. Sporting a new sensor and advanced auto focus, the 70D is a real consideration for those looking […]

New Pentax K50, K500 and Q7 launch

Pentax quietly update range, including a change to the Q system. Pentax K50 Building on the success of the K30, the K50 offers fantastic value for money with a feature […]

Fuji X-M1; first look

Fujifilm announce the new Fujifilm X-M1, the latest addition to the X series. Building on the success of the X-Pro 1 and X-E1, Fuji have added a more consumer friendly […]

Sigma launch new 18-35mm f/1.8 lens

Get ready to replace that kit lens. Building on the huge success of the Sigma 35mm f/1.4, Sigma have announced a fast zoom to it’s newly re-designed lens range. The […]

Fuji reveal new XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8R LM OIS

The latest addition to the X family gives you some real reach. It’s official, Fuji X-series cameras now have a telephoto zoom lens. It’s not the fastest, smallest or lightest […]

Panasonic launch new GF6

Professional quality in your pocket. The latest edition to the Panasonic G series is the new Panasonic GF6. The GF shows off just how small you can make a camera […]

Nikon Firmware updates April 2013

Nikon have released their latest batch of updates for their DSLR cameras. If you’ve got a Nikon D4, D800, D600 or D3200 you are due an upgrade. D4 Firmware Update […]

Canon launch the NEW Canon EOS 100D and EOS 700D

Canon have confirmed the latest additions to their entry level lineup. Canon EOS 700D. Featuring an 18megapixel APS-C Hybrid CMOS Sensor, the same found in the EOS 650D, and Digic […]

Nikon UK Cashback available

Nikon have announced their new cashback offers. D3100 £30 cashback D3200 £40 cashback D5100 £40 cashback D5200 £50 cashback D7000 £100 cashback D600 £150 cashback Definitely worth checking out. Even […]

IS Binoculars – How Canon re-invented Binoculars

Binoculars were invented over 400 years ago, now there are thousands of different models to choose from. Canon have made huge advancements on the original design, incorporating some of their […]

Best Binoculars for Birdwatching

How do you pick the best binoculars for Birdwatching? Where do you go to try them? These seemingly easy to answer questions are becoming more and more difficult to answer, […]

Canon Cashback; Top 5 cashback products

There’s just 4 more days to make the most of Canon’s winter cashback. Here’s a list of my personal top 5 Canon products with cashback available before the 24th January. […]

Nikon Coolpix S800c Review; Angry Cameras

The new Nikon Coopix S800c is the first Nikon digital camera to be built around an Android operating system, seemingly merging the Digital Camera and Camera phone categories. Whilst the […]

Steiner Binoculars; Seeing is Believing

Never under estimate the power of a good pair of binoculars, especially at Christmas. When you think about binocular’s odds are you’ll glaze over with images of bird watchers sat […]

Guest Blog: Canon EOS M Review

Today we’re handing over to Lauren, our favourite Canon Guru. Lauren’s been lucky enough to spend a good amount of time with the camera and has sent us some demo […]

NEW Tamron 70-200mm and 90mm Macro

Tamron to update two old favourites. Tamron lenses have come on leaps and bounds, from their humble beginnings to their new VC and USD technology. Tamron will be launching a new SP […]

A guide to Christmas Cashback

Ho ho ho, Merry Cashback. Even camera companies get excited for Christmas, rolling out cashback and buying incentives across the ranges. Here’s a quick guide to the best deals around. […]

NEW Nikon D5200

The upgrade to the Nikon D5200 is here. The long awaited replacement to the D5100 has landed. The new D5200 features a 24.1mp sensor, backed up with an EXPEED 3 […]

Fuji X-E1: Hands on Review

After yesterdays post, where I admitted my love for the Fuji X series, I’m at it again. This time it’s to update you on the Fuji X-E1. Having used the Fuji X-Pro […]

Fuji X-E1 In Stock

The exciting new Fuji X-E1 is in-stock at Castle Cameras. There is a point at which working in a camera shop numbs you to exciting new products. It’s a sad […]

Post Photokina 2012: More cameras to lust after.

This year’s Photokina has rocked the photography world with more releases than one could shake a stick at. Here’s what’s happened. Canon: Canon put the rumour world to bed just […]

Fuji X-Pro 1 Firmware V.2.00 Released

Fuji have released the latest firmware update for their compact X-Pro system. The Fuji X-Pro 1 now gets V.2.00 and new models will be shipping with this shortly. The biggest […]

Canon EOS 6D Vs Nikon D600: Who gets your money?

Canon and Nikon both confirm entry level full frame cameras, but how do they stack up? Thanks to the rumour-mill there’s been no great surprises at either of the past […]

Canon EOS 6D Preview: Little body, big sensor.

Today Canon announced the EOS 6D, the worlds lightest full frame DSLR. The EOS 6D is the answer to Nikons D600. The new DSLR boasts; 20 megapixel full frame CMOS […]

Nikon D600 Preview: I AM SOMETHING.

Following Nikon’s launch of the first ‘affordable’ FX camera, I thought I’d give a round up of who is saying what about it. The Nikon D600 is undeniably going to […]

Sony Alpha 99: All but confirmed.

The new full frame Sony Alpha 99; the first full frame Sony SLT. Users of the ageing Sony Alpha 900 have been gagging for a new full frame camera from […]

Pentax Q10 Confirmed: Another small sensor compact

Pentax next instalment of the Q series of cameras, the Pentax Q10. Specs for the Pentax Q10 have been released. Boasting a new 12.4 megapixel CMOS sensor, and ISO range of 100-6400, […]

Sony RX1 Leaked: Full Frame Compact Camera

The new full frame Sony RX1 has leaked today, a £2000 compact camera? After weeks of speculation the Sony RX1 has leaked. Everyone expected a full frame pro level Sony […]

Sony PlayMemories Preview

Sony launch PlayMemories teaser site. With the announcement of the NEX 5-R and the impending NEX 6 came a new line of Camera Apps. Whilst Nikon and Samsung are producing […]

Fuji X-E1 Preview

Fuji have announced the Fujifilm X-E1. The follow up to the highly acclaimed Fuji X-Pro 1, the X-E1 boasts many of the same features with a price tag more suited […]

Fujifilm Velvia 100f Discontinued

Fuji have announced that the Fujifilm Velvia 100f slide film has been discontinued. Kodak recently announced they would discontinue all Kodachrome film after filing for Bankruptcy. (via Gizmodo) Fujifilm Velvia […]

Photokina Rumours 2012

Photokina takes place in Cologne, Germany, 18-23rd September 2012. Rumours surrounding product launches at the show have been going for some time. Over the next few blog posts you’ll find […]

Canon launch the NEW Canon EOS 650D – available for pre-order.

Pre-Order the new Canon EOS 650D with just £100 Deposit! All pre-orders will receive a FREE Canon gadget bag worth £79.99! Due Mid June, £699 body only. Canon have announced […]

Gear Review: Lowepro Field Station Review

Lowepro Field Station (photo copyright James Coombes) We’ve got a couple of Spring themed gear reviews and tests coming up for you guys. Themed is the word. We’re kicking off […]

Spring Watch on the way!

Just 7 days until BBC Spring Watch (Monday 28 20:00) returns to our screens with 2 weeks of viewing. The BBC 2 program follows the season as we travel from […]

Sony Events November/December 2011

We’ve teamed up with Sony to give you TWO chances to get your hands on the newest releases to their Alpha and NEX ranges. We’ll be running offers on both […]

New Sony Technology

Following up from the Hands On of the NEW Sony Alpha 77 and Alpha 65 comes a guide to some of the new technology behind them. Sony have long been […]

Canon reveal new compact line up.

Canon have announced 2 new cameras into their Compact line up, the Canon Powershot S100 and the Canon Powershot SX40 HS. Replacing the ever popular Powershot S95 the Powershot S100 […]

Fuji X10: What a looker

Fuji have announced the next model in their X range, the Fuji FinePix X10, launching late October at £529.00. What an incredible looking camera! Our first though, ‘that looks an […]

September, back to school and a heap of lower prices.

Good news as the kids go back to school. We are busy checking our September pricing which will come into effect next week.  We have already made a few reductions […]

It’s been a while

What a crazy long time! So over 6 months since we last posted. Well that’s about to change. Over the past couple of months we’ve been super busy, getting involved […]

Small but perfectly formed – the Sony Alpha A55

The popular Sony Alpha family of cameras got a new addition recently in the shape of the Sony Alpha A55, now in stock at Castle Cameras. The Alpha range are […]

Trade in your old equipment for the latest SLR and accessories

If you’re like most of us, the chances are you’ll have bits and pieces of camera equipment hanging around that you no longer have a use for. You know the […]

Buying used camera equipment

If you’re looking for a new camera, lenses or other accessories but are restricted by your budget, you might well have considered buying second-hand or used equipment. Preowned and preloved, […]

Sony NEX-5 and NEX-3 due in store next week

The amazing new NEX-5 and NEX-3 ultra-compact digital cameras from Sony make DSLR-quality images accessible to everyone.  Step up to DSLR picture quality, quick shooting responses and the convenience of […]

Get out and about with your camera this weekend

All forecasts point to this weekend being a glorious one weatherwise, so there’s never been a better time to get out there with your camera and take some photographs. There’s […]

Sony Alpha NEX 3 and NEX 5 – First public show

Gorgeous, isn’t it? The Sony Alpha NEX range of cameras make their public debut at Castle Cameras’ Spring Show at Dudsbury Golf Club this Tuesday (17th May). The Sony Alpha […]

Claim £50 cashback on Canon EOS 550D!

If you’re thinking of upgrading from your entry level DSLR to a mid-range model, the Canon EOS 550D is an excellent choice for your next camera. What’s more, for a […]

Value for money entrance-level digital camcorder – in glorious pink!

If you’re contemplating buying your first camcorder but have no idea where to start, this little pink number from Sanyo is one we’d recommend checking out. The Sanyo Xacti CG-10 […]

March offers from Castle Cameras: snap up a compact camera while the sun is shining

Beautiful sunshine has greeted us in Bournemouth for the past few mornings and its got us in the mood for snapping some photographs while the sun shines. If, like us, […]

Could EVIL cameras mean curtains for DSLRs?

There’s much talk at the moment about EVIL cameras – no, not some kind of science fiction monster that spells doom for everyone photographed by it; EVIL is an acronym […]