Fujifilm Nationwide Photo and Video Walk 2023: List of all locations

Biggest simultaneous gathering



File photo: Fujifilm GFX100s

Fujifilm will hold its biggest community event in the Philippines on Saturday, August 19. The Fujifilm Nationwide Photo and Video Walk 2023 will happen simultaneously in more 25 locations across the archipelago.

The simultaneous festivity is expected to gather about 5,000 passionate photo and video enthusiasts who shall explore various areas which are set up to celebrate their love for photography and videography.

Participants also get the chance to win coveted items such as the new X-S20 camera (body only), the XF8mm lens, and the GFX50SII 35-70mm Kit medium format camera.

In fact, there are over PhP 700,000 worth of prizes and products to be given away, as Fujifilm has also partnered with several brands.

Here is the official list of locations included in the largest gathering of camera users:

  • Baguio
  • Agoo, La Union
  • Lingayen, Pangasinan
  • Dagupan, Pangasinan
  • Tarlac
  • Bulacan
  • Angeles, Pampanga
  • Quezon City
  • Manila
  • BGC, Taguig
  • Alabang, Muntinlupa
  • Angono, Rizal
  • Binangonan, Rizal
  • Cavite
  • Calamba, Laguna
  • Batangas
  • Naga, Bicol
  • Legazpi, Bicol
  • Puerto Princesa, Palawan
  • Iloilo
  • Cebu
  • Bacolod/Silay
  • Dumaguete
  • Cagayan de Oro
  • Davao
  • Zamboanga
  • Zamboanga Sibugay
  • Koronodal, South Cotabato
  • General Santos


Disconnecting in Taiwan with the Canon EOS R8

Much needed time away from home



Taiwan Canon EOS R8

Nowadays, my stress comes from the fact that living in the Philippines can be overwhelming. Honestly, so much of my energy in the day goes to the hybrid work setup plus attending to responsibilities within the household. Not to mention, there’s not much that the metro could offer as a respite for the working professional. You’d think that short breaks will be of use when every day is just a greater grind than the day before.

So, along with the group of people I consider as my family outside home, I decided to give myself that long-needed trip overseas. Obviously, we booked the tickets way before and I needed to make sure that I would use this time to be away from home for a while; to disconnect, if you will. Of course, just to make sure I keep the memories safe, I’m bringing the Canon EOS R8 with me.

We departed from Manila, and was finally en route to a small, bustling island known simply as Taiwan.

The sights within the streets

Taiwan Canon EOS R8

My significant other and I had a game plan on how to completely maximize one week in Taiwan. This while also considering I still had work to do.

Part of the itinerary was to explore as much of the Taipei area. This includes every nook and cranny that presented itself. With the Canon EOS R8, this was pretty easy.



Needless to say, I looked like I was gathering memories of the simple streets that the country had to offer. 

The food we got to eat

Part of any person’s journey to another country is trying out all the food that’s out for the tasting. Fortunately in Taiwan, there was an abundance of establishments and food spots that you simply cannot miss.

Of course, as working professionals, you can’t help but try your luck at some cafes in the area, and there were a lot of them.

The EOS R8 enabled me to capture some of the food I got to try with near-perfect detail. Even the most minute detail on specialized caffeinated drinks became the highlight of the photos I took. Although, it wouldn’t be as quick and easy to get the perfect shot compared to using a powerful smartphone. 

The attractions we got to experience

Taiwan Canon EOS R8

It wouldn’t be a trip to another country without going everywhere and anywhere that stands out to us. In my case, apart from the streets, it’s the grand attractions that even the most typical of tourists visit. Considering that most of these are attractions even during night time, this would be the perfect opportunity to see if the EOS R8 stacks up.





During the entire time I was in Taiwan, most of the mornings were pretty cloudy so daytime shots had a dimness to them.

Taiwan Canon EOS R8

At some point in the day, it rained and you can imagine how difficult it is to bring a camera with a long camera lens to boot.

Still, the shots I took looked pretty decent and no details were sacrificed.

Night time shots and even photos in less than favorable lighting conditions were good enough.

Shifting to Manual Focus gave me the opportunity to create the near-perfect conditions to take quality night shots within Taiwan’s well-known night markets.

Also, since the Museum of Contemporary Art had an exhibition under rather low-light conditions, I also gave it a shot.

The company you’re with

Taiwan Canon EOS R8

One great thing I appreciated about this trip was the fact that I was with great company all throughout.

Sure, there was only like one full day wherein we all had one place in mind, but it was worth it!

Taiwan Canon EOS R8

Because I had the EOS R8 for the trip, I became the group’s photographer whenever possible.

Taiwan Canon EOS R8

In a way, we all needed the disconnect from going through our usual routines back in Manila. Even though most of us still had work to do during the last few days before heading home, it felt refreshing. Plus, I think it allowed us to get work done faster to enjoy the trip as much as we can!

Heading home

Taiwan Canon EOS R8

After one whole week of walking around, taking beautiful pictures and having delicious meals, it was time. An early morning flight back to Manila was waiting for us at the airport, which was honestly just a handful of train stops away from the main Taipei area. Unfortunately, the Canon EOS R8 was already tucked inside my luggage and I didn’t have enough time to pull it out once we got to the airport.

Canon EOS R8

Although, what I do appreciate about it is how compact it can be when storing it inside. Despite having a rather wide body and with a long camera lens, it doesn’t take up too much space. In my case, it was better to tuck it inside a carry-on with bubble wrap and reinforced with soft clothing. After a few hours and a delay in our flight time, we arrived in Manila and returned to the heat of the world.

For trips like these, having both the Canon EOS R8 and a smartphone of choice allowed me to capture beautiful yet short-lived moments in time. Whether we were inside closed spaces or exploring the natural attractions, it grabs everything in full detail with the proper adjustments. I would consider this as a must-have for anybody looking to travel anywhere they want; just make sure you make space and take care of it while you’re out.

SEE: Elevate your vlogging: Canon announced EOS R8, R50 cameras

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The A6700 brings Sony back to the APS-C market

Perfect for vlogging



Sony is back in the APS-C market with the all-new Sony A6700. Though familiar for fans of the A6000 series, the A6700 offers a respectable variety of improvements to put it above its class.

First of all, the 26-megapixel A6700 looks a bit different compared to its counterparts. That’s because it has a better grip for better handling out in the field. Also, the camera introduces a new front dial for manual shooting styles. Despite the added features, it is still a fairly compact shooter.

Behind the lens, you’ll find a vari-angle LCD and an electronic viewfinder capable of 120 frames per second. On top, the camera introduces a dedicated dial for photos, videos, and S&Q below the main dial. On the bottom, it will have audio ports, USB-C 3.2, a micro HDMI port, and a memory card slot. It is also dust and moisture resistant.

Sony boasts that the autofocus is much better than previous models. It can detect subjects up to eight times quicker than others. Plus, it’s much better at detecting human eyes and fast-moving animals. With the better sensor, it should also be better at taking shots in low-light conditions.

For videos, the A6700 can shoot 4K videos at up to 120 frames per second. It’s also super-sampling from 6K resolution for maximized clarity. Active mode stabilization ensures that shots are stable while shooting.

The Sony A6700 will start shipping on August. Preorders are already available. A body-only package will cost US$ 1,399. Meanwhile, a package with a 16-50mm kit lens will retail for US$ 1,499. Finally, a package with an 18-135mm lens will sell for US$ 1,699.

SEE ALSO: More for less: Sony releases ZV-E1 full-frame vlog camera

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Canon PowerShot V10: The perfect vlogging tool?

Vlog your way



Canon PowerShot V10

Canon has released what could be the perfect vlogging device for enthusiasts. The lightweight and compact Canon PowerShot V10 is now out for only PhP 29,998.

There’s really a lot of things to look forward to with this innovation from Canon, especially if you’re into vlogging and content creation. It’s like an old school alphanumeric cellphone and a digicam rolled into one, which hits the user’s needs.

As you can see, its unique ergonomic design allows users to simply hold it vertically, press the main button in the middle, and record videos using its 1-inch CMOS sensor with DIGIC X.

The camera can shoot up to 4K UHD videos in 30fps and high-quality photos up to 15.2 megapixels, in .mp4 and .jpeg formats, respectively.

With a fixed f/2.8 aperture, the camera can absorb enough light to make it a good tool even for nighttime or low-light scenarios.

The PowerShot V10 has a built-in retractable stand, eliminating the need for a tripod, and an omnidirectional microphone.

There is also a 180-degree flip screen. This benefits users as they can take selfie videos and photos while seeing what’s on the background.

For the actual recording, there are handy features such as image stabilization, Auto Movie mode which adjusts color and brightness automatically, smooth skin tone filters, and 14 color filters to suit the environment’s mood.

When it comes to connectivity, the camera can be used as a webcam simply by plugging a USB Type-C cable in. Speaking of which, the camera recharges using a Type-C charger.

Users may also connect the device to Sony’s app to view photos and videos in real-time with ease.

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