Here’s a heads up: all photos featured in this article are straight from the camera roll of the Canon EOS M6 Mark II, unedited.
Nothing Weighs Me Down
What do Singaporeans do in Bangkok? Eat, sleep, shop… then repeat! I visited the revamped Ratchada Train Market and Huamum Night Market, bought plenty of clothes (and of course, bargained slightly), while squeezing through the hordes of tourists. The last thing I wanted was to carry something bulky and heavy. Well guess what? My camera of choice for this trip – the Canon EOS M6 Mark II – weighs a mere 408g including the battery and memory card. There are also plenty of upgrades for the camera available (that I will share with you along the course of two travel articles). I am in love with the leather-clad body of the Canon EOS M6 Mark II, which feels exquisite when I hold it. Here’s a casual shot during a shopping trip in a market, taken with the built-in flash activated!
The Biggest Upgrade
What got me so excited to try out the Canon EOS M6 Mark II this trip? It was definitely the upgraded sensor that ensured that my photos were of the highest resolution, and remained sharp even when I cropped them to an Instagram-suitable size. Compared to its predecessor which has a 24.2-megapixel sensor resolution, the Mark II boasts a 32.5-megapixel APS-C CMOS Sensor. The shots taken with the camera stand out with crisp details and vibrant colours. Here’s a purely candid, not the most glamorous close-up shot of me picking up trousers at Siam. Please do not stare too hard at my pores! I know they are in high resolution!
Focus On Me
I was constantly in a move from attraction to attraction, bouncing from one eatery to the next, so time was of the essence! When I was in a rush to snap and go, I was delighted with using autofocus in the Scene Intelligent Auto mode which has never failed me. Autofocus works well in all sorts of day time conditions for me, but the manual focus is useful for odd lighting conditions like the one in this gorgeous backlit shot (I meant the sunset view, not flattering myself, of course!). In fact, I was wading in the rooftop pool in Phuket, but the camera was not fazed, especially with its high-precision AF Tracking and Eye-Detection AF.
Friends who know me well enough would tell you that I am pretty absent-minded, and guess what? I left the battery charger back at home in Singapore! I panicked and went to several stores hunting down a solution. A day into the trip, I discovered that I could charge the camera with my USB Type-C cable, the same one I used for my phone, and I can even charge it on the go with a portable charger! What a miracle! I cannot imagine going through the rest of my Thailand trip without the camera. On top of the USB Type-C port, which can also be used for data transfer, there is an HDMI terminal that supports video recording. So vlog I did – but you’ll have to tune in to the next article to see more photos and videos from another adventure, this time on the other side of the world!
That is all for my Thailand adventures, and I will leave you with a photo taken with Sepia filter mode (inbuilt in the camera), and a beautiful sunset shot from a rooftop bar with a spectacular panoramic view of Bangkok.