Capture the action at Wimbledon 2021
It's upon us, the oldest and most prestigious grand slam, the most stylish and gossiped tennis event of the year, yes, we mean Wimbledon.
It’s time to gear yourself up and get ready for the best sporting action. You know what to wear, you have a champagne-friendly mindset and so looking forward to indulging in a strawberries and cream feast.
What’s missing? Just the best camera that would fit your sporty spirit, but that’s what we’re here for, right?
Wimbledon is truly an iconic yearly event, where strict written (and unwritten) rules are just as intriguing as the matches played on the lavish green courts. A lot of Wimbledon fans would say that this is not just a sporting event but the best way of celebrating the no-matter-the-weather joyous British Summer, where tradition meets fashion, sports and great memories come together.
Whether you just can’t wait to support your favourite player or chuffed to be a successful celebrity spotter (and still act like you don’t care that much, right?), what you don’t want to fail at is your photography game. Also, without high quality evidence of your epic day, who are you going to make jealous otherwise?
We believe there are three distinctive types of Wimbledon attendees – which one do you most relate to?
The Action Obsessed Type
You are so ready to capture your champion in action and their Wimbledon glory. We can’t wait for you to get those perfect shots. That’s love - pun intended.
Maybe it’s your first time in SW19 or just the time you are purposely planning your shots, daydreaming about how you would manage to capture the perfect serve at the right time. We’re still talking about tennis, you party animal, put your Pimm’s down.
Sports shots are an intricate art of timing and symbiosis with your camera, but you don’t need to be a pro to deserve your chance to catch King Federer’s backhand or Djokovic’s ace. We’ve got your back!
Sony HX99 compact camera is destined to be your best ally. We can tell the Wimbledon queue will test your brave heart already, therefore you should make your life easier once you get closer to your white dressed idols.
When you’re happy with your Instagram-worthy shots, you can enjoy the built-in WI-FI feature and share your shots and video while the players are taking a break between games.
If you’re more of a perfectionist and like to edit your shots later, the HX99 has the RAW shooting option to serve you just right.
The Dress to Impress Type
You really enjoy tennis, but ‘Smart’ Pants is your second name. Attending Wimbledon is your fashion call of duty and we are so proud of you!
At Wimbledon there’s always so much going on and surely you cannot afford to miss any of it. All you need is Sony WX500. This little stunner is the pocket ready magic that will set you apart from the crowd…and let you hold your fresh glass of champagne with no regrets.
The WX500 claims a very small size for the features presented. The shooting options go from automatic, for the novice, to exposure modes that would please more the experienced connoisseurs with shutter and aperture priority as well as the manual one. ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* 30x zoom Lens along with a 5-axis optical image stabilization, aka your blur-free images solution, are the perfect tools for your VIP hunting moments and satisfy your paparazzi fever.
In case you’ll luckily witness a prolonged match in the least bright hours, you’re covered with the Exmor R™ CMOS sensor, designed to allow four times more light than conventional sensors, also provided with Sony Column A/D Conversion technology to reduce image noise.
When you feel the situation is perfect to take a video or two catching the best dressed attendee or deciding who clearly wore those sunglasses best, you can shoot in Full-HD at 8 bit and 4:2:0 at up to 50Mbps in AVCHS, MP4 or opting for the new XAVC S format at 50/60p. Tilt the 3-inch screen by 180 degree to pop in for a quick selfie candid cameo and make use of the built-in WI-FI to share your content on your YouTube channel fresh off the camera.
The Pimm's-nic Ready Type
You’re all about having fun and enjoy the Wimbledon community spirit. We know your bag allowance would include a fair amount of treats that would go well with the traditional Pimm’s and strawberries and cream combo, therefore your camera must be ultra-compact and light without losing any quality benefits.
The Sony ZV-1 Compact Vlogger Camera Creator Kit is the sweet deal made for you. This versatile camera comes complete with the Sony GP-VPT2BT Bluetooth grip and Sony ECM-W2BT wireless microphone making this the perfect set up for vlogging your on and off court memories from the day.
The ZV-1 features a 20.1 megapixel 1.0-type stacked CMOS sensor (as found in the acclaimed Sony RX100 IV) for high quality images and the advanced image stabilisation helps to keep your photos and videos blur free so you can spend more time concentrating on the fun than worry about whether your footage is blurry or not. The bonus treat is the 4K video recording. Thanks to its high-speed sensor LSI, the Sony ZV-1 uses a full-pixel readout, resampling around 1.7x the number of pixels required for 4K, to condense astonishing detail into each and every frame.
While you’re busy making new friends, your camera is able to capture the full atmosphere of special occasions such as Wimbledon: it’s built-in 3-directional capsule mic with attachable wind shield gives you clear, professional sound recording so you can playback those winning cheers and relive that moment again and again.
In case you realise you are also the clumsy – please read cautious – sort of tennis fan and don’t want to rely on your pockets, you can opt for the extremely versatile Tecno Compact Large Case. This little wonder will be your trusted ally on your race for the best event photographer of the day. Tecno Compact case is waterproof and comes with a handy memory card and accessory compartment, plus the evergreen shoulder strap and belt loop.
The most ambitious ones that wish to bring their watch game to the next level, the Canon PowerShot Zoom is a must-have. The small, palm sized design will be super practical on a long day of spotting, whilst you benefit from the 100-400mm equivalent optical zoom to get you the best views of the match. With its 12 megapixels and full HD video recording you can also capture those close ups to show your friends later. You can count on this jewel to be the next tennis court Hawkeye (don’t tell Rufus though!).
Overall, don’t forget to have fun and make your photography a unique work of your perspective and Wimbledon’s experience; these cameras are surely a solid support to express your unique photography and videography flare. You’ll be amazed by the power of your own creativity: all you’ll want would be celebrating your talent with a wonderful photo book that will be the showstopper at any dinner party.
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