Australia Day is about celebrating the great nation we have become and acknowledging the new citizens who wish to call Down Under home. It's a time to reflect on our history and also a chance to spend time with family and friends. It's about getting outdoors, eating, drinking and sharing a BBQ at the local park. For many people, the memories we create during this January tradition are a perfect opportunity to capture some footage or photos.To help celebrate and capture the occasion we've put together some popular equipment for both photographers and videographers. So regardless if you plan on filming or photographing the unfolding events that make us Australian, we will have something for no matter where you plan to go.
Panasonic S5: Our First Pick To Kick Off The Australia Day Sale
The first pick of the bunch is made for creatives who want the best of both worlds. The Panasonic LUMIX S5 makes our list as it can handle 4K video and detailed high-resolution stills. Birthing from a previous line-up of award winners, the S5's 24.2 megapixels 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor also takes hand-held shooting to a new level. Now you don't need to carry a tripod or a gimbal to capture stunningly smooth video. That's all thanks to the five-axis stabilisation system that is responsible for 6.5 stops of camera shake correction. Technology has certainly come a long way!In addition to the main specifications, Panasonic also has something up their sleeve to wow new adopters. The improved Deep Learning autofocus algorithm takes care of detecting particular subjects, so all you have to do is press the shutter button to capture the memory. There's also a Live View Composite which combines multiple exposures into a single image. This advanced, but simple to operate feature helps portray realism in your photographs. It can do this by creating a High Dynamic Range (HDR) image with one click of a button. Panasonic has thought of everything in this beast-of-a-camera. Not only is the technology state-of-the-art, but it can be wielded in a way to achieve greater quality. This is all possible thanks to a breakthrough in imaging technology known as sensor-shift. Enabling' high resolution' mode utilises sensor-shift to unlock a 96-megapixel image. Now there is no excuse, but to capture your Australia Day landscape at the highest resolution!
Are You Planning On Using Your Phone To Take Photos This Australia Day?
Now, you might be thinking; I already have a phone, why do I need a high-quality spec camera like the Panasonic S5?Well for many people travelling light is the only way. Quality isn't as important as convenience. We totally get it, which is why our team raves about the Moza Vlog Kit. We put this kit together for the Australia Day crowd who just wants to roll with the day without carrying a camera.If you have a smartphone (that's the majority of the population), then you may realise that the majority of the time the lighting isn't the best when filming indoors. Or if you find yourself in a noisy restaurant, then the audio quality suffers. Or how about trying to film someone who is further away? Audio and lighting are critical for recording videos. So it makes sense to invest in equipment that can help you overcome these filming failures. This is why the Moza Vlog Kit is the perfect choice for you. During our Australia Day sale, you can pick up the following package. Each item in the kit is designed to complement each other to ensure you get the highest grade audio and lighting to match your Aussie memories. In the kit you get:
An extension pole in case you need to gain a higher or lower vantage point.
One powerful Main L1 Fill Light that helps illuminate your subject with soft light.
A sturdy Phone Holder that's designed for the majority of smartphones.
Microphone and 3.5mm cable that plugs into a smartphone's 3.5mm audio input.
A hands-free tripod for capturing those all-important family group shots.
If you want to photograph portraits on the go and want to utilise your existing smartphone, but want a stronger light then look no further to our next Australia Day Sale pick.
Get The Best Portable Lighting Setup This Aussie Day Sale
While the Moza Kit is an excellent all in one kit, having great lighting can help create that wow factor in a photo. So if you don't mind paying a little more for something that's above the rest in terms of operability, quality and output the Profoto's got you covered for less this Australian Day sale!Profoto is renowned for its attention to detail and quality for the everyday photographer. The company has been around since as long as we can remember. Their products have always been popular amongst the photography and videographer crowd, and the new C1 Plus is no different.The C1 Plus Smartphone Studio, light rethinks what lighting is. Designed as a system, the C1 can marry with several light-shaping accessories to create some incredible effects. Just take a look at our C1 product range as it's quite extensive!Don't be confused, though, as there are two main lighting types: the C1 Plus or the standard C1. The main difference, other than cost, is the output power. The Profoto C1 is capable of 1600 lumens of power output using four warm and four cold LEDs. In comparison, the Profoto C1 Plus performs with 4300 lumens of power output.The Plus's extra brightness is all thanks to the ten warm and ten cold LEDs, more than double than the standard C1. The Plus features built-in buttons for switching continuous light on/off, power and colour temperature in addition to the extra power and LEDs. There's also the added compatibility with any Profoto AirTTL remote which means you can be far more creative with your lighting setup.
Upgrade Your View This Australia Day
Taking the photo or capturing a video is half the fun. As a creative, exploring your art through editing is a welcome opportunity to take your work to the next level. We certainly understand this, which is why we are delighted to bring you EIZO's best. The EIZO ColorEdge CG2730 27 inch 16:9 IPS Monitor might be a mouthful, but breaking down the specs means you'll be getting the best of the best. Let us explain.When it comes to editing photos and video colour matters, how do you know if the image or footage you are editing contains correct colour?This is where EIZO comes in. With their high-performance In-Plane Switching (IPS) panels, the colour accuracy and consistency is flawless. At a resolution of 2560 x 1440 WQHD, the ColorEdge CG2730 monitor can display 99% Adobe RGB colour space and 98% of the DCI-P3 colour range. In simple terms, what this means is the colour you see on the screen is perfect. So if you are editing to impress a client or want to revisit your memories at a later stage, this is the monitor for you.To learn more about these products visit one of our stores or head on over to our website where you can find a range of Australia Day sale items. Plus we highly recommend you checkout Wanderlust Perth, our new state-of-the-art store that powers your next adventure.