Monday, September 14, 2015

europe + the EOS M3:

Aaaand we're back! After an amazing three weeks of jetting around Europe, we're back in sunny Sydney and I've got so much to share from our trip over the next few weeks. I really cannot wait, 'cause there's some pretty good stuff there if I do say so myself. Plus it feels like ages since I've done some good, proper posting!
We travelled to Paris, London, Copenhagen, Budapest, Croatia before finishing off in Venice - lots of different places which were all unique.

First off though, is a little teaser post of what's to come and also a little mini-review of the new Canon EOS M3, which the lovely people at Canon Australia lent me to have play with for the trip.
Andrew and I both used it and we were pretty impressed with it. I'll talk about a few of its features which stood out, and then finish with a pros and cons list. But, overall I would definitely recommend it.
In comparison to my 5D MII (you can read about my gear here and here), the size and design of the body is much smaller and lighter, but still a very durable and solid camera. The lenses are detachable, with an adaptor that allows most of the Canon range of lenses to be used. This, with the option for full manual settings allows for complete creative control of your photos.We were pretty impressed with the 18-55mm lens that was provided and ended up using that for most of the trip - it's a great all-rounder.

Another feature which we quite liked was the 
tilt-up LCD screen, which was great for selfies! We're not big selfie people, but one thing we have noticed is that we sometimes forget to get photos of ourselves when travelling and to be honest, they're the ones you look back on first when reminiscing. So for us, it made everything super easy, by turning the screen around so we could get the 'perfect' selfie (there a couple of these in the photos below).

Talking social media, one feature which was super-handy was that all the photos could be uploaded to our phones extremely quickly via Wi-Fi, allowing for those Instagram and Facebook shares to be really easy - and with beautiful quality images, too.

- Size and design - perfect for travelling.
- Creative freedom with detachable lenses and an adaptor for Canon lenses.
- The image quality and colour is excellent (24.2 megapixels).
- A tilt-up LCD screen to take the perfect selfie.
- Quick uploads to mobile devices for social media sharing.

- No viewfinder (I still personally prefer a viewfinder on my SLR, but that's largely due to me used to that).
- A little bit slow sometimes, especially when taking successive images. 

Overall though, the pros really out-weight the cons and I'd recommend this camera for someone who wants DSLR quality images, a bit of creative control and a smaller camera they can take anywhere and everywhere.

Anyway, I'll let the photos do the talking! All of these are taken on the EOS M3.

Next: the Europe posts start with our first stop - Paris.
(the rest of the posts will all be from my 5D MII)

me using the Canon EOS M3


  1. Really impressed with that little camera! That first shot is just GOLD!

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