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February 2014

  • Featured Winning Photographer from the SAcamera Calendar Competition
  • SAcamera is currently holding a competition where each month an image will be selected to feature in a 2015 SAcamera calendar. January saw an overwhelming response with submissions and a number of amazing photographs on the SAcamera Facebook page. Congratulations went to Riette Bornman, Belinda Du Plooy and Matthew Skippers for having their images voted as [...]

  • Some Exciting Photography Gear from SAcamera
  • We proudly provide the photographic community with a vast range of top quality photographic equipment and ensure that professionals and budding picture-takers can enjoy capturing images with desired gear. With so many brands and different specs to sort through, we have picked two top of the range Canon cameras that we are offering at a [...]

January 2014

  • Canon and Nikon Student Promotions for 2014
  • As the beloved holidays come to an end and the new-year begins, the prospect of a new adventure gets exciting. Students will be nervously anticipating the start to tertiary studies and a new life of learning and gaining knowledge. With so many thrilling things to be expected, students need to ensure that they’re ready and [...]

December 2013

  • Plan your Holidays with SAcamera’s Trading Times and Specials
  • SAcamera will be operating in full force for the Holiday season and opening its doors on weekends to ensure that you can shop and purchase with convenience. From Monday to Friday, the store will be open from 08:30 to 17:30 with the call centre being open to enquiries until 19:00. On Saturdays SAcamera will open [...]

November 2013

  • Natalie Roos takes the Fuji Finepix X20 on her Travels
  • Personality, presenter, blogger and voice of the generation, Natalie Roos is a social media monarch who represents the online community with honest opinion and fresh outlook. With an interesting perception on all things creative, Natalie provides the perfect insight on an array interesting subjects. SAcamera have provided Natalie with the spectacular Fuji Finepix X20; featuring [...]

  • SAcamera is Stocked Up for the Summer
  • The busy season is beginning and the holidays are just around the corner; the sun is out shining and the hustle and bustle of city becomes visible. The summer holidays provide the perfect time to grab new gear and the chance to get some beautiful photographs. SAcamera have stocked up on all the top-quality digital [...]

  • The Revolutionary Tamron Telephoto Lens
  • Word on the photography street is the development of the revolutionary Tamron Telephoto Lens, an ingenious lens with 4 x ultra-telephoto zoom and a focal length range of 150mm to 600mm. Mounted easily on APS-C DSLR cameras, the Telephoto Lens is perfect for capturing photographs of birds, wildlife, sports, and any other preferred subjects in the distance. [...]

  • SAcamera Maintaining Relationships
  • At SAcamera we strive to provide our customers with excellent, hands-on service as well as top-quality products that we stock. We ensure that our prices are affordable and that when you purchase digital cameras, equipment or accessories, that you are receiving the best, in the shortest time possible. People may question; why, where and how [...]

  • A Thank You to our Valued Customers
  • To our valued customers, we would like to thank you all for completing the survey that we recently sent out.  We gained some significant feedback that will be highly beneficial to us going forward. We appreciate all of our supporters who have been loyal to us and we hope to build strong relationships and continue [...]

  • Lights, Camera and Relaxation
  • With summer and Santa’s sleigh approaching quickly from the distance, the festive mood begins to take our hand and lead us into holiday mode. As the South African sun shines down upon the beaches and gardens of our beloved homeland, we begin to relax and light the fires for fate and boerewors. With such good [...]

  • Taking Only Pictures and Leaving Only Footprints
  • I was recently involved on a weekend excursion that led myself and a few friends onto the Highlands hiking trail in Kleinmond. As we drove up to the starting point of the trail, we immediately acknowledged the beauty of the area; with vineyards gracing the expanse of land and the indigenous flora presenting itself in [...]

October 2013

  • Scape Artists
  • I grew up in a relatively creative and free-spirited household, and one of the many creative arts practiced by family was photography. My father worked as fulltime as a textile technology manager, and freelanced as photographer; he did weddings, fashion shoots and family portraits. I remember his Nikon SLR camera, and his kit containing various [...]

May 2013

  • New from Sony!
  • New from Sony! Hi All, We have a few exciting announcements to make from SONY digital imaging team this month. 2 year warranty now in effect on all SONY digital imaging products 2013 TIPA awards Action cam update Alpha news: lens of the month and SWPA update 2 year warranty: Many of you were present [...]

  • EOS 5D Mark III firmware update due in May 2013
  • Canon has unveiled plans for a new EOS 5D Mark III firmware designed to enhance shooting and improve video workflow. The new firmware enables HDMI output functionality, ideal for professional videographers, as well as improved AF performance for photographers shooting with telephoto lenses. Following feedback from cinema and TV production professionals, the new firmware includes [...]

April 2013

February 2013

  • Sony Adds Three A-Mount Lenses, New A-Mount And E-Mount Accessories
  • New-generation 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM II telephoto zoom – with 4x faster autofocus and improved optical performance Full-frame, wide-aperture, single-focal-length Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM – high-end image quality with renowned resolving power and contrast Light, compact, newly-styled DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II standard 3x zoom lens – designed for APS-C cameras [...]

  • The New NEX-3N by Sony
  •   Light, compact body with pop-up flash No-fuss self-portraits with 180° tiltable LCD screen and zoom lever Large Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor with 16.1 effective megapixels and high sensitivity, for detail-packed, low noise photos and Full HD video Beautiful compositions made easy with new Auto Object Framing     (South Africa, 20 February 2013) [...]

  • The New Alpha 58 From Sony
  • Capture fine detail with new 20.1 effective megapixels Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor Grab fast-moving action with speedy 8fps shooting and new Lock-on Autofocus Shoot and view with confidence through new OLED Tru-Finder Compose like a pro with new Auto Object Framing     (South Africa, 20 February 2013) – For life’s spontaneous moments – catch [...]

  • Sony Releases the Latest Cyber-shot Camera
  • WX300: slim and super-stylish, world’s smallest and lightest[1]with powerful 20x optical zoom, enhanced image stabilisation and speedy autofocus HX300: ultra-powerful 50x optical zoom with DSLR-style handling and manual controls, enhanced image stabilisation and speedy autofocus TX30: World’s slimmest digital compact camera[2] with waterproof to 10m, freeze- and shock-proof[3]   (South Africa, 20 February 2013) – [...]

  • Nikon D7100
  • Nikon brings you portable performance to give your photography an adrenaline injection with the release of its new enthusiast-level DX format camera, the 24.1-megapixel Nikon D7100. Surprisingly light and compact for its feature-packed and extremely durable body, the Nikon D7100 goes the extra mile when you do. Its professional-level 51-point AF system brings your vision [...]

  • Photography Courses
  •   If you’re new to photography, and you want to learn how to use your SLR camera with ultimate confidence, this is where you start! The Fundamentals of Digital Photography: Unlock the potential of your camera and become confident with your photography. 5 weeks of fun and excitement will have you photographing with results guaranteed. [...]

January 2013

  • Nikon Announce the Nikon 1 J3 and S1
  • Two new cameras with a splash of innovation – The launch of Nikon 1 J3 and Nikon 1 S1 Plus new Waterproof Case WP-N2 A Nikon 1 J-series camera refined for high-speed performance in the world’s smallest body. The new Nikon 1 series with intuitive operation that makes for an even more enjoyable experience when [...]

  • Nikon launches the COOLPIX S6500 and S2700
  • Nikon in South Africa is proud to announce two new COOLPIX S-series models – the slim S6500 with Wi-Fi® compatibility and high-power zoom, and the stylish S2700 with extensive automatic shooting functions and easy operation. The S6500 is a compact wide-angle, high-power zoom model equipped with a backside illumination CMOS image sensor with 16.0 million [...]

November 2012

  • Nikon introduces the latest D-SLR to its mid-range DX-format line-up, the 24.1 megapixel Nikon D5200, designed to bring out your creative side. From beautiful still photos to smooth Full HD movies, this camera empowers your freedom of expression, letting you capture your own unique view of the world. Romi Jacobs, Chief Operating Officer for Nikon [...]

October 2012

  • AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR
  • Telephoto zoom lens compatible with the Nikon FX format, and covering the 70–200-mm range of focal lengths with a fixed maximum aperture of f/4 Nikon in South Africa is pleased to announce the release of the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR, a telephoto zoom lens compatible with the Nikon FX format, and covering the [...]

  • I am Ben
  • I AM BEN Age – 25 Sex – Male Job – Sales Representative Actual Job – Photographic and Video Problem Solver In a nutshell I know everything. Why? Because it’s my job. I feel that a photographer and videographer’s job is to solve problems. This is what we do everyday. Whether it be hunting down [...]

September 2012

  • Nikon today announces a new 24.3-megapixel FX-format D-SLR, the Nikon D600. The smallest and lightest full-frame D-SLR Nikon has ever crafted, the compact Nikon D600 is set to change the game for enthusiast photographers. Equipped with an FX image sensor that was previously reserved for pro cameras, the surprisingly lightweight Nikon D600 will give many [...]

August 2012

  • The South African eCommerce AwardsHi Folks, It’s that time of year again when you get to vote for your favourite Ecommerce store. SAcamera would love to have YOUR vote! …and best of all – just by having your say – you stand a chance at winning an iPad! To vote click the image or here: The [...]

  • Life Lomography Photo Competition
  • Closing date: September 6th (9am) 2012, email entries to cat@sacamera.co.za TWO entries per person. PLEASE READ ALL RULES!! – Pictures MAY NOT be bigger than 500kb – Pictures MUST be named with your NAME (yourname&surname1.jpg). – Only JPGs as attachments in emails are accepted. Please do not send links to your pictures or embed the [...]

  • Canon 5D Mark III in stock at SAcamera!
  • Finally it has arrived in an excited buzz of style and quality! The Canon 5D Mark III ! Here is a beautiful collection of sample images and videos taken with the The Canon 5D Mark III… You can contact our sales team if you have any questions about purchasing it or hop onto our website and [...]

June 2012

  • 2 days to go till Thailand
  • Well we are getting a little manic with excitment as the clock ticks closer and closer to Friday evening and our three week adventure begins! Even the full day of traveling and a 7 hour delay in Mumbai airport haven’t dampened the spirit We have been doing some research and have found a beautiful elephant [...]

  • Nikon Releases TWO New Lenses!
  • Nikon launches new lens: AF-S NIKKOR 24–85mm f/3.5–4.5G ED VR Johannesburg, South Africa, 14 June 2012 – Nikon in South Africa today announces a new FX-format zoom lens with broad 24-85mm focal range, compact build and Vibration Reduction. With a versatile reach from wide-angle up to telephoto and a lightweight body, it’s a smart choice [...]

  • Sony announces Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
  • The large sensor enthusiast compact! Sony has announced the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100, an enthusiast compact camera based around a 20MP 1″ CMOS sensor. It features a 28-100mm equivalent lens with F1.8-4.9 aperture range and image stabilization and is the first Sony compact to capture Raw files. It can shoot 1080p60 and capture 17MP (16:9 crop) stills [...]

  • 20 days to go…
  • SAcamera is eagerly counting down the days till ‘one more sleep!’ For our Thailand trip. We’ve been having a little fun creating photo scenes to express our excitement…

May 2012

  • SAcamera goes to Thailand & Cambodia!
  • We are SO excited! From the 23rd of June to the 13th of July SAcamera will be traveling through Thailand & Cambodia. We have decided to take the “backpack” route as apposed to booking accommodation and being tied down to certain placed. We want to be able to arrive and be free to explore and have our [...]

  • SAME DAY Delivery!
  • Exciting news! SAcamera will soon officially launch its same day delivery service in Cape Town. There will be certain conditions that apply. They are: • Applicable to orders placed before 9:30AM • Applicable to City centre, Southern Suburbs, Northern Suburbs, Tableview and Blouberg. For more information customers should contact sales@sacamera.co.za . Our goal is to [...]

  • Photo Competition | The Secret Garden

April 2012

  • Winners! A New Angle
  • Nikon introduces the D3200 | Entry Level DSLR
  • Nikon introduces the D3200, a new easy-to-use entry-level D-SLR, boasting latest-generation Guide Mode with full HD video to deliver beautiful, high-quality pictures and cinematic quality movies. Romi Jacobs, Chief Brand Officer for Nikon in South Africa, says: “The D3200 follows Europe’s best selling   D-SLR camera, the D3100 . It’s a powerful camera that offers superior [...]

  • AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G
  • Nikon today announces a new fast aperture wide-angle prime lens — the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G. A welcome addition to Nikon’s range of FX-format prime lenses, the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm F/1.8G boasts a new optical design that makes it a perfect match for today’s high-resolution D-SLRs. Its large (f/1.8) aperture delivers sharper shots in low [...]

  • Wi-Fi capability for D-SLR cameras | Nikon
  • Nikon today announces the launch of a Wireless Mobile Adapter that brings Wi-Fi capability to their D-SLR cameras. Launched for use with Nikon’s new D3200 D-SLR, the WU-1a is a USB dongle that lets photographers connect their camera to smart mobile devices. Designed to enable easy sharing, backup and remote camera control, the W-1a is [...]

  • For all you Sony users out there you will be happy to know that Sony has just released a new firmware update that will give you a much better user experience. Links: Sony A77:  CLICK HERE Sony A65:  CLICK HERE SUMMARY of the Update Adding an automatic lens correction support. (6) • SAL24F20Z, SAL85F14Z, SAL135F18Z, [...]

March 2012

  • April Photo Competition | Black & White
  • NIKON Extends Warrenty
  • NIKON IN SOUTH AFRICA ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE 5 YEAR WARRANTY Please be aware that this warranty will only apply if customers register online Johannesburg, South Africa, 15 March 2012 – Nikon in South Africa today announces an exclusive five year warranty on Nikon D7000, D5100 and D3100 DSLR bodies. The five year warranty is an initiative [...]

February 2012

  • WINNERS | Photo Competition
  • Built for adventure – introducing the Canon PowerShot D20
  • Built for adventure – introducing the Canon PowerShot D20 Johannesburg, South Africa. February 7, 2012 – Canon today launches the rugged and powerful PowerShot D20 – engineered to be a part of the adventure and capture exceptional images and Full HD (1080p) video when living life to the extreme. “Housing advanced Canon imaging technology in [...]

  • Canon launches three new lenses
  • Class-leading performance, unrivaled flexibility – Canon launches three new lenses Canon today adds to its world-famous EF lens series with the launch of three new lenses for photography professionals and enthusiasts. The new EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM professional zoom lens is an update to the popular EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM, while the new EF 24mm f/2.8 [...]

  • Canon unveils the IXUS 510 HS and IXUS 240 HS
  • Shoot and share in style – Canon unveils the IXUS 510 HS and IXUS 240 HS Johannesburg, South Africa. February 7, 2012 – Canon today adds to its premium IXUS range with the launch of two new outstanding touch screen models – the IXUS 510 HS and the IXUS 240 HS. Fusing first-class design with [...]

  • Canon launches new range of stylish PowerShot A-series cameras
  • Canon launches new range of stylish PowerShot A-series cameras Johannesburg, South Africa. February 7, 2012 – Canon today unveils the latest range of versatile, stylish and easy-to-use PowerShot A series models designed to help users capture impressive images and HD movies – anytime, anywhere. The six new Canon PowerShot A series models include the PowerShot [...]

  • Three Powerful High Quality PIXMA All-In-Ones
  • Canon launches Three Powerful High Quality PIXMA All-In-Ones New Wireless PIXMA Models Support AirPrint Johannesburg, South Africa. February, 2012 – Canon recently announced the launch of three new affordable All-In-One models ideal for the home office environment; the PIXMA MX375, PIXMA MX435 and PIXMA MX515. “These new compact models feature Wi-Fi connectivityi for easy scanning, [...]

  • Canon PowerShot SX260 HS and PowerShot SX240 HS
  • Relive your adventures with the powerful and versatile Canon PowerShot SX260 HS and PowerShot SX240 HS Canon today announces two new versatile and powerful PowerShot SX models – the PowerShot SX260 HS and PowerShot SX240 HS. “Combining sleek, modern design with an impressive 20x optical zoom and advanced imaging technologies, these models are the ideal [...]

  • SAcamera now offering TRADE-IN service
  • SAcamera Trade-In and Pre-Owned Sales Policy What can be traded in? SAcamera offers trade-in’s on the following categories: · Broadcast Camcorders · Compact Interchangeable Lens Cameras · Fixed Focal Lenses · Flashes · Macro Lenses · Mid and Entry SLR’s · Top Range SLR’s · Zoom Lenses The following brands can be traded-in: · Canon [...]

January 2012

  • Photo Competition | VALENTINE
  • Winners | Summer Sunset Photo Competition
  • Nikon Student Support Program 1 January – 30 March 2012
  • Nikon Student Support Program 1 January – 30 March 2012: Purchase any Nikon DSLR kit and receive a free SB-700 speedlight, shoulder bag & Lexar 8GB SD multi-use card The Student will also receive membership to the Nikon Student Support program for 24 hour repairs 1. Any Nikon DSLR can be purchased at dealer of [...]

  • New Nikon Lens | AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
  • South Africa, Nikon in South Africa today announces a new fast aperture medium-telephoto lens – the AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Boasting a stellar combination of classic focal length and large (f/1.8) aperture, as well as a re-designed optical system that meets the requirements of today’s D-SLRs, it delivers superb image quality and offers photographers an [...]

  • Canon New Releases
  • Canon has started off the year with three new little cameras. They look colourful, fun and packed with features! Read all about them here: The Under Water G1 X ON SALE : FEB, 2012 Combining a large 14.3 MP Canon CMOS sensor, DIGIC 5 processor and exceptional 4x zoom lens the PowerShot G1 X gives you [...]

  • The Nikon D4 – Built To Push Limits
  • Nikon today announces the launch of the D4, its new flagship D-SLR for photographers who need the ultimate in photography. Made to shatter limits and realize every shooting opportunity, this professional FX-format camera brings new levels of image quality, speed and precision to both still photography and video. Equipped with a 16.2-megapixel FX-format sensor, phenomenally high ISO [...]

December 2011

October 2011

September 2011

  • Nikon’s BIG Announcement!
  • Canon introduces the PowerShot SX40 HS
  • 35x ultra-zoom and enhanced low-light performance – Canon introduces the PowerShot SX40 HS Johannesburg, South Africa. 15 September 2011- Canon today unveils the latest addition to its range of powerful, ultra-zoom compact cameras. Combining an incredible 35x ultra-wide-angle zoom lens, full manual control and Full HD movie capture, the PowerShot SX40 HS is ideal for [...]

  • Canon unveils the PowerShot S100 – expert control, seriously compact
  • Canon unveils the PowerShot S100 – expert control, seriously compact Johannesburg, South Africa. 15 September 2011- Canon today announces the launch of the new PowerShot S100 – a powerful, versatile and highly compact camera offering photographers extensive control and leading image quality. The most advanced PowerShot S-series model to date, the PowerShot S100 surpasses the [...]

  • SAcamera Photographic Workshop with Sean Billings
  • Vote for an SAcamera vac student and win R2500
  • We have been overwhelmed by the response from local businesses who have thrown their weight and support behind our very own “local is lekker” contestant Liam Kelly. We wrote an article earlier this weekend about What’sUp with Liam – THE CapeTonian set to take the world by storm. Here’s what we had to say: Liam [...]

August 2011

July 2011

  • Photography Exhibition Winners
  • We held a competition that gathered hundreds of entrants all over South Africa. The top five photographers were selected to each display a photograph, printed on canvas, at our opening night. Their images are still on display in SAcamera’s new store at number 19 Loop Street, Cape Town. Feel free to pop in and visit! [...]

  • Active Lighting Display
  • SAcamera is the first camera shopto have an active lighting display! A photographer is welcome to come into the shop and play around with the lighting display to test it out for yourself along with the cameras. Here are a few photos taken with our light display setup…

  • SAcamera | NEW SUPER STORE
  • SAcamera’s new SuperStore has officially opened today! The 26th of July 2011. We are very excited to welcome you in-store to celebrate with us. We have incredible opening specials and we are, proudly, the first amongst camera stores to feature a fully functioning lighting display so that photographers can test the equipment, both cameras and [...]

  • The New Store! An Update!
  • Hi Folks, Our store is taking such beautiful shape now! We are very excited to be sharing the latest photos so you can see how it is all coming together. I can already picture all the cameras and gear filling those shelves!

June 2011

  • SAcamera’s New Showroom!
  • We are very excited to watch the new SAcamera show room at number 19a Loop Street starting to take shape. We have so much more space in this show room compared to our previous one and this allows us the plus of holding a lot more stock! That means much faster turn around times on [...]

May 2011

  • Exciting Changes to the Online Shopping Experience at SAcamera
  • At SAcamera we have made some positive & exciting changes to the functionality of our website. All of these changes have been made with you, our customer, in mind. We have done our best to ensure that your online shopping experience at SAcamera is efficient, fast and as pleasant as possible. We have added a [...]

  • WINNERS! Street Photography Photo Competition
  • Congratulations to our winner and runner up for the Street Photography photo competition. You have won great prizes from Lexar!

  • NIKON INTRODUCES NEW AF-S 50mm f/1.8 LENS A bright and fast, normal 50mm fixed focal length lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.8 28 April 2011, Johannesburg – Nikon is pleased to announce the release of the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G, a fast, normal 50mm fixed focal length (prime) lens with a maximum aperture of [...]

April 2011

  • The Little Gorilla Tripod Stands it’s Ground!
  • Barry Brady set off on a climb up Kilimanjaro and took with him a trusted GorillaPod, light and easy to carry, it was the perfect companion for a photographer off on a serious adventure! He has written a few words on the GorillaPod and shared some photos from his expedition. Please see below: _______________________________________________________________________________ Getaway Blog: http://blog.getaway.co.za/photography/review-of-the-joby-gorillapod/ College [...]

  • WINNERS | Fashion & Glamour photo comp
  • Nikon announces first external microphone
  • Total D-SLR movie package: Nikon announces first external microphone, the ME-1 Johannesburg, South Africa, 5 April 2011 – Nikon today announces the launch of its first external stereo microphone, the ME-1. Designed to amplify the movie capabilities of Nikon D-SLRs, this unidirectional microphone offers crisp, clear sound with no unwanted operational noise. A serious addition [...]

  • Nikon D5100
  • Johannesburg, South Africa, 5 April 2011: Nikon introduces a new D-SLR to its line-up, the D5100, which is packed with features to make shooting stills or full HD movies more exciting than ever. The D5100 will give you a new creative perspective thanks to its improved vari-angle screen, special effects mode and full (1080p) HD [...]

March 2011

  • Winners! Long Exposure Photo Competition
  • Lexar & SAcamera bring you the winners of the Long Exposure Photo Competition

  • Winners! Red Photo Competition
  • Lexar & SAcamera bring you the winners of the Red Photo Competition

  • Looking for answers on all things photographic? Ask me, I might be able to help! So just who Is Sean Billings? I have been in the Photographic industry for over ten years, and have had exposure (excuse the pun!) to this art form and business from many angles. I studied photography in 2000 at City [...]

  • Apple Updates MacBook Pro Family
  • The MacBook Pro family has been updated with next-generation processors and graphics, high-speed Thunderbolt I/O technology, and a new FaceTime HD camera. It delivers unprecedented performance in a patented aluminum unibody design that is as thin and light as ever, available in 13-inch, 15-inch and 17-inch models. Apple Updates MacBook Pro Family. • Thunderbolt port—This [...]

February 2011

  • NIKON’s Exciting New Cameras
  • Nikon has been hard at work preparing for the release of their new range of cameras. From super zoom to excellent low light photography Nikon has covered all needs! Below is a list of the very soon to be released Nikons along with their release date and pricing, SAcamera has made sure to order plenty [...]

  • Panasonic Announces Waterproof Video & Photo Camera
  • Panasonic announces WA10, DC10, DC1, TA20 and TA2 Panasonic has announced the HX-WA10 and HM-TA20 weatherproof pocket camcorders. Both are designed to be waterproof up to depths 3 meters while the smaller TA20 is also dustproof and shockproof. The WA10 is part of a range of pistol-grip zoom pocket camcorders that also includes the non-weatherproof [...]

  • Canon 600D and 1100D COMING SOON!
  • The 600D & 1100D are soon to hit the shelves! I’ll start off by letting you know that at SAcamera we plan to order massive amounts of both the 600D and the 1100D to ensure that no one has to wait for backorders! Starting with the Canon 600D… The main differences between the previously released [...]

  • PRESS RELEASE FROM NIKON WITH SOME EXCITING NEW CAMERAS Nikon adds even more power to the COOLPIX performance range with two new high-end compacts. Johannesburg, South Africa, 9 Feb 2011 – Nikon today strengthens its COOLPIX Performance range with two new models that raise the bar for high functionality in a compact body. The COOLPIX [...]

January 2011

December 2010

  • Congratulations to the winners of our Black & White Portrait Photography competition! These two beautiful images both won great prizes from Lexar! Congratulations Jonathan Diedreichs & El-Ria Swart!

November 2010

October 2010

September 2010

  • International Air Show | Photo Opportunity in CAPE TOWN
  • If you have a love for great flying machines then this is the ideal photo opportunity for you. On the 24th and 25th of September you can visit the International Air Show hosted by Africa Aerospace & Defence in Ysterplaat (along West Coast road) AFB Ysterplaat. The gates open at 6am and ticket prices are as [...]

  • Photography | Interesting Information
  • This image of Winston Churchhill, taken in 1941,  is said to be one of the most reproduced photographic portraits of all time having appeared on the cover of well known Life Magazine. The photo was taken by Canadian photographer Yousuf Karsh and accredited him with international fame.  By Yousuf Karsh             Personally [...]

  • William Eggleston | Father of Colour Photography
  • Easily placed as the Father of Colour Photography, William Eggleston was born on the 27th of July 1939, raised in Sumner, Mississippi with an engineer father and a mother who was the daughter of a judge. William lived his life as an American Photographer.   He is most well known as being responsible for giving [...]

  • Emily Allchurch | the MC Escher of Photography
  • Emily’s style is captivating and incredibly detailed. She will spend a day roaming through and photographing an area and then return home to merge all of the key photos into one incredible & breathe taking image. In 1996 she was trained as a sculpture at the Kent institute of Art and Design & graduated from [...]

  • Touch Screen Computer | Sony J Series VAIO
  • It seems that designs are getting closer and closer to science fiction movies. The future sees every office & home with a bottle of screen cleaner within reach as Sony has just launched their VAIO J Series intuitive computer with a full HD display that operates via touch! In short; a gorgeously designed touch screen [...]

August 2010

  • Photographic Exhibition | Cape Town
  • If you are in Cape Town then I would suggest you get yourself over to the ReGeneration2 – Tomorrows Photographer Today Exhibition. It is an international exhibition with photographers showing their works from around the world. There are some incredible images in there! Venue: UCT’s Michaelis Galleries Orange Street, Cape Town Ends: Friday 3rd September [...]

  • Our Industrial City Photo competition has come to an end and our judges have spent some time selecting their favorite two!       And of the top ten images, these are the other eight finalists. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS! And thank you to everyone who took part in the fun!!

  • Occultdale Rd | a wonderland for photographers
  • If you happen to live in Cape Town or one day find yourself roaming our beautiful city, then as a photographer I have to suggest a visit to this beautiful but mostly secret road just off the N7. Occultdale Rd. Even the name suggests intrigue! If you want to catch the Canola fields in bloom, [...]

July 2010

  • The Wonders of Photoshop CS5
  • I have my trial of Adobe CS5 and have been playing around with various features. Soon we will be sharing some indepth tutorials on the magic that can be conducted using Photoshop CS5 in photography and as a form of surreal manipulation. In the mean time , here is a taste of my exploration of [...]

  • CLAY ENOS | Inspiration in Photography
  • Clay Enos is an American Photographer with a broad spectrum of genres. He has a mobile Streetstudio which he sets up in the street and takes photographs of passers by. He has traveled London, Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Black Rock City and Bangkok to mention a few – always with his camera as his trusted travel [...]

  • The largest image in the world was taken on the 23rd of April 2010. It took the photographer, Gerald Donovan, and his Canon 7D a total of three and a half hours, in 37degree heat, to take 4,250 images which were merged into on photograph with a total size of 45 GIGApixels…that’s (hold on let [...]

June 2010

  • Rut Blees Luxemburg | Finding Inspiration in the Masters
  • With a personal love for what I can only express as Grunge Photography, I find the city and its hidden corners a beautiful place to photograph. Abandoned buildings and cement textured elements bring out the best in me and my camera. Leaning towards this style I was drawn to the work of a German-born photographer [...]

May 2010

  • Best DSLR Professional Award for Nikon | 3rd year in a row
  • Nikon has wowed us again and claimed, for the third year in a row, the Best DSLR Professional award for their Nikon D3 series camera! The full story directly from Nikon; Johannesburg, South Africa, April 2010 – For the third year in a row, Nikon has claimed the DSLR top spot in the TIPA (Technical [...]

March 2010

  • What a silly little frog!
  • Cuban Tree Frog, Florida Photograph by James Snyder “This is a Cuban tree frog on a tree in my backyard in southern Florida. How and why he ate this light is a mystery. It should be noted that at the time I was taking this photo, I thought this frog was dead, having cooked himself [...]

  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year
  • I spent the day yesterday roaming the calm, seemingly haunted halls of the Cape Town Museum. With the welcoming splash of cooling airconditioning on one of Cape Town’s hottest days of the year, I found myself lost within the museum walls for hours. This was no random trip to the museum though, for I was [...]

February 2010

  • In The Market Place
  • SONY Trends Sony seems to be taking trend setting to an interesting place by paying some careful attention to the appearance of their cameras for the future models. The camera bodies are embracing a fresh and attractive look, updated with a more modern appeal. You will also start to find a new slim frame panel, [...]

  • History of the Camera
  • Nicéphore Niépce took the worlds very first photograph in the year 1814. The camera was no more than a big wooden box with some very basic fittings. Most certainly nothing that could be carried around with a person, but I am certain that it cause an incredible amount of excitement on the day of its [...]

January 2010

  • Technology Introduces The Next-Generation Memory Card
  • Technology is an ever changing feature in our world and of course it is always a curious thought to know what direction it might be moving in. So without keeping you in suspense, we introduce the latest buzz in the world of technology. The SDXC memory cards. With the capability of storing up to 2 [...]

  • Finding Inspiration | Black and White Photography
  • In the same way that black and white televisions were around before colour ones, black and white photography was around before colour photography. It is understandable why no one would choose a black and white TV (are they even made anymore?) over a colour one, yet dispite this, black and white photography still thrives. Personally [...]

  • In a Spilt Second | Beautiful Photography
  • We can find inspiration in many places and I thought that sharing this with you would certainly inspire some creative thinking when planning your next photo shoot! Absolutely stunning images! See all forty of these beautiful images here. Find a great  guide to high speed photography here.              

  • Adventure | Photographic Tours in Cape Town
  • Cape Town Tourism has created a perfect opportunity for a photographer, aimed at both amateurs and professionals alike, to develop and improve their skills in a fantastic environment. A Photographic Day Tour! You will find endless inspiration in the winelands, the beauty of the mountains or the blue and gold stretches of ocean and are [...]

  • Nikon Student Support Program 2010
  • This is an amazing offer for students wanting to purchase any Nikon camera for over R5,000. It entitles a qualifying student to purchase a Nikon camera and receive a fantastic package along with their purchase. Any student wanting to participate would need to purchase a Nikon camera valued at over R5,000. Post (or visit the [...]

November 2009

  • Press Release: ‘Local online store hosts in SA’
  • We recently issued a press release detailing the news that SAcamera is now hosted in South Africa. Read the full text below: SAcamera, www.sacamera.co.za, recently voted South Africa’s best photographic store in the Jump Shopping Awards, has just switched from hosting in the US to hosting in South Africa. Founders Jesse Hemson-Struthers and Luke Kelly [...]

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