Camera’s at the ready for those summer memories!

***Competition now closed – Thank you for entering*** Now that the sun’s coming out and summer is in sight, us girls at Very HQ are so excited! There are so many reasons we love summer from BBQ’s in the park or garden, looking forward to that holiday whether it is home or away at an exotic retreat, backpacking around Asia or exploring a new part of the UK we can’t help but feel full of enthusiasm.


With so many exciting things lined up, what better way to capture these moments than with a new camera! Now, we understand that with SO many cameras out there that finding the best camera to capture your summer could be a difficult task, but don’t worry! To help you pick a camera that will suit you, we’ve created a handy Camera Guide in our Camera event. With everything from Canon DSLR’s to GoPro’s so you’ll be snapping away in no time at all! But before you head on over, make sure that you look out for out favourites and enter our amazing Canon giveaway!


If you’re after a camera that’s easy to throw in your bag or pocket when you’re out and about with your friends, a compact will be ideal. Featuring 2 handy screens, the Samsung DV180 is perfect for taking selfies, making this camera an ultimate companion for summer festivals and memorable nights out and they’re typically less pricey than a DSLR!

If you’re more of a thrill seeker rather than a party girl, an action camera is a must-have. Don’t worry, they’re not just for people who throw themselves off skyscrapers for fun, they’re fantastic for situations where you’d normally be afraid to take a normal camera! Whether you’re climbing a mountain or swimming around a coral reef, the Go Pro Hero 3+ is guaranteed to capture professional-quality video any time anywhere!


For those of you who want to take your photography one step further, a compact system camera will do just that. Offering most of the functions that you’d expect form a DSLR with the compact portability of a compact camera, you can start capturing the world as you see it with the Panasonic Lumix GF7. If the Lumix doesn’t quite tick all of your boxes, perhaps the Sony a5000L’s is your perfect match. Not only is it the world’s lightest interchangable-lense camera, its world class sensors and processors mean that you’ll capture every shot in detail. Plus, as it is compatible with Sony’s E-mount lenses, you can experience the flexibility a professional enjoys but with a device that weighs only 210g!


Last but not least, for all of you girls who fancy yourselves as a bit of a photographer when your on your travels, a high-quality DSLR is a no-brainer.  Our favourite is the tiny Canon 100D. Measuring only 9cm tall and 11cm wide, this small but mighty DSLR will capture breathtakingly lifelike images that can be blown up to A3 size with no loss of detail! Sound appealing? Well you’re in luck, we have a Canon 100D to give away to one of you lucky ladies! All you need to do is comment below and tell us why you can’t wait for summer?!

P.S. Remember to make sure that you have enough memory on your SD cards to store all of your precious moments – there’s nothing worse than having to delete photos before you’ve uploaded them to your PC! With the Samsung SDHC card, not only can you shoot more, film more and store more high quality media, the card is waterproof, temperature proof and shock proof so it is sure to keep your memories safe and sound when you’re sight-seeing!

Good Luck!

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28th April 2015
Written by Very_Lauren

Posted by: simone lee 28 April 2015


Posted by: Renate Kriegler Edwards 28 April 2015

I can’t wait for summer and reading my book out in the sunshine while the dog plays in the bushes – among other things! Bring it on! 🙂

Posted by: Helen Quinn 28 April 2015

I can’t wait for Summer as the sunshine makes me feel so happy and I love making the most of the longer days. Not much beats sitting in the sun with a picnic!