Ever wondered how do people obtain those killer shots on their Instagram feed?
It could be the photographer's composition and editing skills, of course, but credit has to be given to the cameras that they’re using.
Here's a hint: It’s not a smartphone.
Plenty of beautiful photos that we see on our Instagram feed are actually taken by DSLR cameras and this is evident in the quality and details of the image.
Whether you're a photographer or not, you must have heard of Canon. The imaging giant has recently released their new mid-range full-frame DSLR camera called the EOS 6D Mark II, and we must say that the images from this camera satisfy our #photogoals indeed.
1. LIGHTEST FULL-FRAME DSLR MEANS YOU'LL TAKE IT OUT WITH YOU EVERYWHERE YOU GO
The EOS 6D Mark II is the lightest full-frame DSLR camera at 765g (without lens). What this means is that you'll be carrying this around with you a lot more, giving you most opportunities to take photos - especially those hipster looking street shots you've always wanted to take.
Many people leave their DSLR cameras at home and only take it out when they go travelling because of how heavy and bulky they are, but with the EOS 6D Mark II, you can bring it with you anywhere without breaking your back.
2. NEW DIGIC 7 IMAGE PROCESSOR GIVES YOUR PHOTOS MORE OOMPH - EVEN IN LOW LIGHT CONDITIONS
More often than not, eye-catching photos tend to have colours that pop. While there are many factors to this, such as the lens, lighting and so on, the camera's image processor plays a big role as well.
Thanks to the new DIGIC 7 image processor, the colours are reproduced with absolute clarity and sharpness. The colours are stunning and almost true to life. Even in low light conditions, due to the new powerful image processor and along with a high ISO range of 100-40000, images you take at night or dark conditions are still bright and relatively noise-free.
3. ACTION AND JUMP SHOTS MADE EASY WITH DUAL PIXEL CMOS AF SENSOR
The best moments are always fleeting and we expect our cameras to be able to take sharp images of moments that may last just a split second.
Not many cameras are quick and powerful enough to do that, and the pictures taken might end up blur or out of focus.
The 6D Mark II's Dual Pixel CMOS AF delivers lightning fast and accurate auto-focus.
The result? Clear and sharp images even when the subject is moving. The camera is able to focus on the desired subject quickly, something that your smartphone may not be capable of doing - especially when you want to capture someone in a jump shot, or your pets or children playing around.
Sometimes, your lens might not have enough focal length to zoom into the heat of the action but no worries.
Thanks to EOS 6D Mark II's 26.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, which can capture detailed high resolution images, you can blow up any image and still maintain clarity. Now you know that this camera is one to bring whenever you want to capture action sequences.
4. HOW CAN WE NOT TALK ABOUT FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY
Of course your Instagram feed will not be complete without the staple pictures of your meals. Every #photogoals these days include food shots.
While most people take food pictures using their smartphone cameras, sometimes it's simply not good enough to accurately represent the deliciousness of a dish.
With the inclusion of the new vari-angle 3-inch touch screen, you can now take pictures of food from overhead without climbing onto the chair or taking too many shots because you cannot see your composition.
5. GLAMORISE YOUR SHOTS WITH DEPTH-OF-FIELD
It's no secret that depth-of-field makes everything look better. The blurry background makes the subject stand out more and definitely gives your images a more professional feel.
Portraits shots are a staple of every photographer's portfolio and with the EOS 6D Mark II, combined with the EF 85mm f/1.8 lens, it makes taking photos with 'bokkeh' (or depth-of-field) simple and fun. If taking portraits is not your cup of tea, there's always other objects we can apply depth-of-field on to attain similar amazing results.
The five types of shots above are what almost every aspiring photographer hopes to attain and honestly, it's not that difficult if you have the right camera and equipment.
If you want to make a jump into full-frame photography, Canon's EOS 6D Mark II is one of the most affordable full-frame DSLR cameras today. At $2,899 for the body, it's certainly affordable if you want to upgrade to a semi-professional camera.
This article is sponsored by Canon.