Whether you’re just starting out or looking to upgrade your current kit, the camera you choose will ultimately have bearing on the final images you produce. 2022 looks set to be an exciting year for new camera launches. We have mirrorless systems from Canon, Sony, Nikon and Panasonic all competing in the market as well as other exciting offerings from new innovations such as the Insta360.

Despite issues with the supply of key components, 2021 was a great year for new cameras. That looks likely to continue into 2022, with the year looking particularly exciting for hobbyist photographers. Now that the big players have established their professional models such as the Canon EOS R3, Sony A1 and Nikon Z9, 2022 is set to be the time for that innovation to filter down to more affordable cameras.

We’re taking a look at 6 of the most exciting cameras for 2022:

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4K Camera

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K features a 4/3 image sensor with 4096 x 2160 resolution and an MFT lens mount, which allows you to capture a wide dynamic range, Hollywood quality, digital film images in the palm of your hand. It’s an extremely advanced and affordable high-end digital film camera!

The Blackmagic range of cameras aims to improve your shots by upgrading to digital film. The pocket camera allows you to create a Hollywood look with its professional features. Its combination of high dynamic range, low light performance and Blackmagic RAW means precise skin tones and organic colours.

These pocket cameras are ideal for young, aspiring filmmakers. Whether filming for YouTube, Instagram or short film festival entry, these digital film cameras will guarantee a high-end production and stunning final results.

Canon EOS 2000D DSLR Camera, 18-55mm IS II & 10-18mm IS STM Lens Kit

The EOS range from Canon has remained ever popular and for good reason. The 2000D offers a 24.1 Megapixel APS-C sensor, this camera allows superb control over depth of field for beautifully blurred image backgrounds but super sharp subjects. Suburb night-time shots are made possible with it being capable of low light shooting up to ISO 6400, expandable to ISO 12800.

The EOS 2000D is Wi-Fi enabled for easy smartphone connectivity via the Canon Camera Connect app (iOS and Android), enabling users to quickly share images on social media whilst on the go. Images can be conveniently backed up to Canon’s cloud storage service, Irista, via a Wi-Fi connection, ensuring stories and memories shared are never lost.

This is Canon’s latest entry-level DSLR camera and is a fantastic starter camera when getting to grips with interchangeable lens photography. This camera provides an easy and reliable shooting experience that enables users to capture detailed images and sharp Full HD video. It's the perfect transition when moving from a smartphone.

Nikon D780 DSLR Camera & 24-120mm f4G VR Lens

The Nikon D780 offers a dedicated Hybrid-AF system for live view shooting and a fast, powerful 51-point Phase-Detection AF system for viewfinder shooting. When shooting in Live View, photographers and moviemakers benefit from the same AF system as found in the acclaimed Nikon Z 6 mirrorless camera. Take advantage of low-light AF for darker shots, which powers reliable subject acquisition all the way down to -6 EV.

Filmmakers will be in awe of the quality of the footage they can achieve because the camera uses its 6K image sensor resolution to produce ultra-high-resolution 4K/UHD footage at 30p/25p/24p with zero crop factor. Footage can be shown directly on a compatible TV or monitor.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera

Instant film cameras have made a huge comeback in recent years. They’re typically much less bulky than their ancestors and easy to carry wherever you go. They’re super fun and the Instax Mini 11 has fun in abundance. It comes in a range of colours to suit every style. It also comes with two replaceable and stylish shutter button accessories; a fun and easy way to change the button's look and personalise your camera.

The quality of print is much better than previously. The Instax mini 11 is the first entry model to feature the “Automatic Exposure” function, meaning the camera automatically senses the level of ambient light when the shutter button is pressed and optimises the shutter speed and flash output according to the conditions. It allows users to take photos optimally exposed to the main subject and the background in a variety of situations including a bright sunny day outdoors and in dark indoor conditions at a restaurant or a party venue, for example, allowing you to produce high-quality instant photo prints on the spot.


Canon EOS M50 Mark II Mirrorless Camera & 18-150mm EF-M Lens

If you shoot photos and videos, create vlogs or stream live on social media, the Canon EOS M50 Mark II gives you more ways to work as well as stunning image quality that will make your content get noticed. With support for YouTube live streaming, vertical movies and microphone input, you can tell your story with passion, no matter the content you’re creating.

Lighting is key when creating amazing shots or getting the best from a video. External lighting isn’t always readily available but the M50’s intelligent tech automatically captures the atmosphere of the moment even in the most challenging light. With Customisable Picture Styles, you can make your own creative mark.


Fujifilm X100V Advanced Compact Digital Camera

An advanced compact camera, the Fujifilm X100V is the fifth iteration in Fujifilm’s X100 Series, the X100V is a significant upgrade over previous models. It features a 23mm F2 lens and boasts improvements to its Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder, weather resistance and a tilting rear LCD monitor.

The X100V provides all photographers, from professionals to new starters, with an easy to use, fully capable and sophisticated camera that provides incredible image quality when shooting both stills and video.

From starting with an advanced compact to upgrading to a mirrorless camera to improve your images and movies, we’ve got everything you need at our 3 stores in London, Essex and Stevenage where you’ll find expert advice. We’re always happy to discuss your requirements and make recommendations that suit you and your budget.