Photographers, graphic designers and video editors all have one thing in common: they need access to the most advanced technology to achieve their goals. Sadly, this doesn’t come cheap, and a lot of this equipment requires very careful consideration before a purchase is made. If you’re an independent professional and have been making do with outdated tech for too long, there’s no better time than Christmas to treat yourself to an upgrade. Here are just three products we think you’ll appreciate.
Canon EOS 6D digital SLR camera
For the photographer, we have the incredibly powerful and extravagant Canon EOS 6D. Available from Jessops for £1,949, this camera is the perfect adrenaline injection for any professional that requires more. It has a full-frame 20.2-megapixel sensor, an extremely sensitive 25,600 ISO and full HD video recording. The tough, lightweight construction makes it an excellent travel companion and the built-in GPS and Wi-Fi capabilities makes sharing and geo-tagging your photos a breeze.
Audio Technica AT2020 microphone
For the video editor and budding podcaster, the Audio Technica AT2020 is a fantastic studio microphone. It connects through USB to output high-quality digital audio. The device can be used for a number of different applications and is intelligibility perfect for voice-over artists, singers, field recorders and home studio recorders. Available from Amazon for £141.11, it also comes with a tripod desk stand, making it a secure and easily portable tabletop device.
Wacom Cintiq Companion
And finally, for the graphic designer, we have one of the best design tablets on the market. The Wacom Cintiq Companion has a super-crisp 13.3-inch HD screen, multi-touch control and a speedy Intel i7 processor. The sleek and slim design allows you to take your creative work and lifestyle anywhere with no compromises. The device is exclusively available from the Wacom estore for £1,694.99, and comes with a copy of the Manga Studio software for you to create beautiful artwork.