Camera AccessoriesIt’s exciting to buy a new camera, but there’s a lot more to good photos than the camera and lens. This guide is here to help you decide which accessories are best for you and the kinds of photos you want to take. Choose the right add-ons to make the most of your photography.
Whether it’s a tripod to achieve sharp, level photos, or a chest mount for your action camcorder to capture thrilling footage whilst skiing, surfing or biking, we have a big range of accessories to help you get the results you’re after.
Find something as simple as the perfect bag to carry and care for your camera, spare battery and tablet or laptop; or find a more advanced lens to achieve those gorgeous landscape shots you’ve always aimed for.
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- Camera Bags
- Memory Cards
- Lens Filters
- Action camcorder
- Other accessories
Whatever you’re using, a camera bag that offers protection for your camera and accessories is essential. It is likely to be the most important accessory you buy for your camera, offering protection against scratches and dust as well as storage.
There are several things to consider when buying the right bag for you:
whether you want a simple bag for a compact camera while on holiday, several lenses and a laptop to be totally prepared on photo missions.
Larger cases and backpacks usually offer a compartmentalised interior to separate your camera and lenses, and may also have external compartments for a laptop, filters, memory cards and other accessories. Smaller bags may feature two internal compartments and a compact accessory pocket – browse our range to find the right size for your gear.
When purchasing a new bag consider what and how you will be using it, backpacks are good when carrying a lot of items or if you’ll be walking a lot or all day. There are Slingshot-style bags that allow you to quickly access you camera or those that are small and will easily fit into your pocket.
Depending on the type of photography you plan to do, you will want to make sure your camera and accessories aren’t damaged, so it is worth considering whether a bag has dividers, padding, compartments, a hard shell and if it is weather proof. There are also bags especially for action camcorders.
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Tripods are just the thing for when you want to get more creative with your photography, providing you with more control.
When using a slow shutter speed to capture creative images such as light trails or gently flowing water, even slight camera shake will cause blurry photographs – using a tripod will ensure you don’t have any unwanted shaking effects.
If you’re using a bridge camera or digital SLR with a long zoom lens to photograph wildlife or sports, the further you zoom in, the more camera shake is noticeable. A tripod keeps the camera correctly balanced for sharper images. Tripods are vital for taking properly level, beautifully composed landscape and architectural photos.
There are also tripods geared for action camcorders which are small, flexible and include a variety of clamps so you can attach your camera to anything for a great shot. Some tripods are made small enough to slip into a backpack side pocket.
Choose a compact, lightweight tripod if you’re going to be travelling longer distances on foot, or a longer, stronger model for specific location shoots such as portraiture and architectural interiors.
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Getting the right memory card is important for ensuring you get the most out of your camera. To fully benefit from a camera’s high frame rate, choose a high performance memory card to prevent camera slowdown between shots.
When filming HD movies, the files use up a lot of memory, so pick a large-capacity memory card to make sure you can save all the footage comfortably.
Memory cards are spilt into three main types, SD, microSD and Compact Flash. Make sure you have enough memory cards with you when you head out to take photos.
A Secure Digital Card is a small flash memory card that gives you large digital storage in a compact form. They are used in small portable devices such as camcorders, cameras, tablets, MP3 players and mobile phones.
They are available in capacities from 4 GB to 128 GB, typically measuring 32 x 24 x 2.1 mm and weighing approximately 2 g. SD cards with high write speeds allow for faster, smoother photography, while high read speeds provide faster transfer onto a computer or storage device.
Used in various portable video and audio devices, microSD cards are a quarter the size of an SD card and can still be used in devices with SD card slots by using a special adapter. Despite their small size they can hold anything from 1 GB to 64 GB of data, making them very convenient.
Compact Flash Cards
These solid-state storage devices use flash memory to store files on a very small card, making data transfer easy between a wide variety of devices including digital cameras, computers, music players, printers and many others.
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Filters are a simple but effective way to add a new dimension to your photographs. They help to improve factors such as colour, contrast, glare and reflections so that your images look purer and more accurate. You’ll be able to attain better control over outdoor shots and remove many aberrations that can spoil your photographs.
UV Filters: Having a UV filter on your camera lens will protect it like a lens cap does, and keeps you ready to take a photo as soon as your pick up the camera. UV filters help to cut out ultraviolet light and reduce unwanted atmospheric haze in your images.
Polarising Filters: Polarising filters help to increase image saturation, making blue skies darker and more vibrant with greater contrast, and reducing glare and reflections in water and glass.
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Polarising filters help to increase image saturation, giving darker skies with greater contrast, they also reduce glare and reflections in water and glass.
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Action camcorder accessories
Camcorders have evolved for the sporty and active photographers who want to catch the action of snowboarding, surfing, cycling or even what their pets get up to.
These camcorders can go where normal cameras can’t, and can be enhanced by a range of accessories to help you get the perfect action shot. Attach your action camcorder to all manner of moving objects and prepare it for wet, dusty or extreme conditions to capture unique and exciting footage.
Choose from our range of chest or bike mounts, waterproof casing, small flexible tripods with clamps and locking arms or even head mounts. Whichever type of action shot you’re after, there is an accessory to help you achieve it.
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There isn’t anything more frustrating than your camera battery running flat when you’re out and about looking for that perfect shot. Stay prepared with our range of batteries and chargers for charging your compact camera, powering up your DSLR battery or juicing up your photography accessories.
Camera batteries and chargers
DSLRs and certain other camera types are powered by specific removable batteries which are charged using a dedicated wall charger. Simply snap the battery into the charging cradle, connect it to a wall power outlet and charge.
Many cameras come with a built-in battery which can be recharged by plugging the camera into a wall power socket, as you would a mobile phone. Don’t leave home without your camera charger so that you can power it up at the end of each day for more photographic action.
Certain simpler devices like compact cameras run on conventional AA or AAA batteries which you’ll need to replace according to how long you’re shooting for. Make sure you’re not caught out and keep a pack of disposable batteries in your camera bag.
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Other accessories to consider
As well as the essentials, there are other extras that can assist with your photography and caring for your camera, such as compact lighting kits, wireless remotes or cleaning kits to name a few.
Additional imaging accessories
Take beautiful, professional-looking photos using a compact lighting kit, while a flashgun clipped into the hot shoe on your DSLR, bridge or compact system camera allows you to quickly and flexibly illuminate any scene. Choose a wireless remote to trigger your camera from wherever you’re standing, eliminating the risk of camera shake. Maintain your camera and accessories with cleaning kits and air-blowing lens cleaners. We also offer a wide range of cables, lens hoods and other items to keep your camera working perfectly and to give you more options for your photography.
Imaging accessories for mobile phones
When you haven’t got your camera to hand, there is a selection of accessories to assist you when taking snaps on your phone. Since mobile phone photography is becoming more popular all the time, camera phone technology is also improving. An exciting range of accessories is developing to help you get the most out of your mobile phone – get creative with various lens adapters, filters and mounting accessories that give your camera more ways to capture images. There’s no reason to not take amazing photographs just because you don’t have your DSLR or other camera to hand.
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When you haven’t got your camera to hand, there is a selection of accessories to assist you when taking snaps on your phone.
View our full range of additional imaging accessories for mobile phones
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