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If you often find yourself shooting video in the dark, you'll be happy to know that Canon has developed a high-sensitivity 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor designed exclusively for video recording. According to Canon, the new sensor is able to capture Full HD video in exceptionally low-light environments. That's especially great news for budding astronomers, as Canon says the sensor can capture clear video of even faint stars. The CMOS sensor features pixels measuring 19 microns square in size. To put that into perspective, it's more than 7.5-times the surface area of the pixels on the CMOS sensor inside Canon's top-shelf EOS-1D X and other DSLR cameras. Both the pixels and readout circuitry employ... Read more...
It's almost as if Nikon and Canon are working together in order to compete. Just days after Nikon's small, full-frame D600 DSLR was unveiling, Canon has pushed out a rival: the EOS 6D. Introduced today, it's the company's smallest and lightest full-frame DSLR, with 20.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, a DIGIC 5+ image processor and support for built-in wireless transmission and GPS. There's also an 11-point AF array as well as a 63-zone dual-layer iFCL metering sensor, combined with 1080p HD movie capture capabilities. As you'd expect, there's a wide ISO range from 100 to 25,600, 4.5fps continuous shooting, 3" rear LCD, and a full gamut of movie capture options for the filmmakers: it'll handle NTSC and... Read more...
Canon announced two new SX-series PowerShot digital cameras that feature impressive zoom capabilities. The new PowerShot SX500 IS offers a 30x optical zoom while the PowerShot SX160 IS offers a 16x optical zoom. Both of these super-zoom cameras feature Canon's latest AF technology to make auto focusing even faster than with previous SX-series cameras. The PowerShot SX500 IS has a 24mm wide angle lens along with a 16 megapixel sensor and DIGIC 4 image processor. You'll find a 3-inch LCD on the back of this camera. The PowerShot SX160 IS offers an optical zoom range from 28mm wide to 448mm. This camera also features a 16-megapixel sensor, DIGIC 4 image processor, and Canon's Intelligent IS system.... Read more...
And just like that, the mirrorless camera sector just got a whole lot more interesting. While Olympus, Sony, Panasonic and even Nikon have thrown their hats in the ring, the Micro Four Thirds / compact camera world has been missing a major player for years: Canon. But that's changing tonight, as Canon unveils its EOS M Digital Camera. It took quite a long time for Canon to get a mirrorless competitor to the market, but the specifications make clear that the company isn't taking the challenge lightly. It has the specs of a Rebel T4i, but a size that's far smaller. There's an 18MP APS-C CMOS image sensor, and the company is shipping two lenses for the new format: the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM kit lens... Read more...
Canon announced the latest addition to its popular EOS Rebel line of DSLRs. The new Canon EOS Rebel T4i Digital SLR features an 18-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, DIGIC 5 Image Processor with high-speed continuous shooting of up to five frames per second, and an extended ISO range of 100–12800 (expandable to 25600 in H mode). This camera also has a new autofocus (AF) system with a nine-point all cross-type sensor array, and new Hybrid CMOS AF. Other key new features include Canon’s new Movie Servo AF, a built-in stereo microphone, and a Vari-angle Touchscreen 3-inch Clear View LCD monitor with a resolution of 1.04 million dots. In addition to the new DSLR, Canon also introduced two... Read more...
DSLRs aren't just for taking photos any longer. The past few years, more and more movie makers have been switching to DSLRs to shoot video, and Canon has gained tons of business because of this shift. But instead of letting folks repurpose their existing shooters, the company is catering specifically to the needs of filmmakers. Hence, the introduction of the newest addition in the Cinema EOS product line. The EOS-1D C DSLR provides video recording at 4K (4096 x 2160-pixel) or Full HD (1920 x 1080-pixel) resolution to support high-end motion picture, television production and other advanced imaging applications. Equipped with an 18.1-megapixel full-frame 24mm x 36mm Canon CMOS sensor, the camera... Read more...
Canon today announced its PIXMA MX892 Wireless Office All-In-One (AIO) printer, the new flagship model that purports to do everything under the sun, including spitting out documents and images it receives from the cloud and other compatible portable devices. It does this through Google Cloud Print and Canon's own PIXMA Cloud Link. "With users increasingly utilizing the cloud to store important documents and images, it is imperative to provide an easy way for these materials to be printed easily when they are needed," said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. "The variety of connectivity options supported by... Read more...
Canon is marking the 25th anniversary of its EOS System with the introduction of the company's latest DSLR, the EOS 5D Mark III. Canon intends for this camera to sit between the EOS 5D Mark II and Canon’s top-of-the-line professional EOS-1D X in its lineup. The new EOS 5D Mark III features a new 22.3-megapixel full-frame Canon CMOS sensor, a high-performance DIGIC 5+ Imaging Processor, a 61-point High Density Reticular Autofocus (AF) System and six fps continuous shooting speed. The EOS 5D Mark III also features enhanced video features such as better noise reduction, longer recording times, new H.264 video compression formats, and a built-in headphone jack for audio monitoring. The EOS... Read more...
If you've always wanted to spend a small fortune on a professional camera designed specifically for digital cinematography, today just happens to be your lucky day. Canon's new EOS C300 Cinema is available for pre-order for a cool $15,999 with free shipping, so technically this is a sub-$16,000 camera, in case that helps you pitch it to your significant other. Since we're getting technical, we should start with the Super 35mm-equivalent 16:9 large CMOS sensor. Canon says it was modeled on the Super 35mm 3-per motion picture standard and boasts an active image size of 24.6mm x 13.8mm. The camera records 4:2:2 50Mb/s MPEG-2 video to two CF cards at 1080p. It also has a 4-inch, 1.23MP rotating LCD... Read more...
Look out, Hollywood! Canon just hit the big-time, with a couple of new product introductions that'll certainly have mainstays in the cinema business thinking twice about their strategy. The company's all-new cinema lens lineup is being launched alongside an entire Cinema EOS System. It's a full-fledged entry into the motion picture production industry, which offers compatibility with Canon’s wide array of high-performance EF lenses. With the debut of the Cinema EOS System, Canon today introduced seven new 4K EF Cinema Lenses—four zoom lenses and three single-focal-length models—which complement the company’s current diverse lineup of interchangeable EF lenses for EOS SLR... Read more...
Whoa. Get ready to bust out the wallet. Or, perhaps, the entire college fund. Canon has just introduced a bombshell of a camera, the EOS-1D X. It's consider a high-speed multimedia juggernaut replacing both the EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D Mark IV models in Canon’s lineup, and the company claims to have redesigned it from the inside-out. It'll feature an 18-megapixel full-frame Canon CMOS sensor, Dual DIGIC 5+ Imaging Processors, 14-bit A/D data conversion and capable of shooting an incredible 12 frames-per-second (fps). The EOS-1D X features three DIGIC processors, including Dual DIGIC 5+ image processors capable of delivering approximately 17 times more processing speed than DIGIC 4, and... Read more...
Canon went and kicked out a couple of new wireless (802.11n certified) all-in-one photo printers, the Pixma MG8220 and MG6220. These versatile printers do more than print out TPS reports and family photos, they also let you scan and copy images, as well as send print commands over your wireless connection, even from your smartphone. The top-end Pixma MG8220 can spit out a 4-inch x 6-inch borderless photo in as little as 20 seconds and is rated at 12.5 ipm for black-and-white documents, and 9.3 imp for color. It supports a maximum color resolution of 9600 x 2400 dpi, comes equipped with a 3.5-inch LCD screen, a two-way paper feed, and is the only current Canon Pixma model with a Film Adapter Unit.... Read more...
Good news for the photogs: Canon has just introduced a new range of PowerShot compacts. The three new cameras are the PowerShot SX150 IS, the PowerShot ELPH 510 HS (the world’s thinnest digital camera with 12x optical zoom and a 28mm wide-angle lens) and the PowerShot ELPH 310 HS. Built to handle a wide range of shooting situations with ease and accuracy, each camera is equipped with features such as impressive zoom, a new Intelligent Image Stabilization (IS) system, Smart AUTO with 32 shooting scenes, High-Speed Burst mode and HD video capture. The ELPH 510 HS and ELPH 310 HS Digital cameras also include Canon's renowned HS SYSTEM to handle shooting in low light. The PowerShot SX150 IS... Read more...
No surprises here. With Olympus, Sony, Fujifilm and a slew of others making fistfuls of cash from their Micro Four Thirds and interchangable lens cameras, we've since heard that Nikon was also considering jumping into this market. And now, Canon will evidently be joining them. According to new reports, the world's largest camera-maker will be mulling the opportunity to launch a mirrorless model, bringing DSLR-like quality to a smaller form factor with a few corners cut, ones that most average folks won't notice. At this point, it's all speculation; Canon's not going to come right out and claim that the rumors are true, but it certainly adds up. Being the world's largest camera-maker heaps a bit... Read more...
ColorWare PC made a business out of painting everyday electronics. For whatever reason, people seem to truly enjoy getting gadgets in various colors, rather than the standard hues that any given company may ship. Camera companies have evidently figured this out as well, with Pentax being the first major company to ship a number of DSLR cameras in a number of hues. We never really expected a company like Canon to go the "color" route, but that's the route that they've found themselves on. Today, they announced that the EOS Rebel T3 EF 18-55 IS II Lens Kit would be shipping in three new color variations (red, brown and metallic gray), and of course, the standard black color will remain available... Read more...
Intel's Thunderbolt has the chance to be the break-out technology of 2011, but only if you have support. But support is growing. The kickstart came when Apple decided to add the Thunderbolt to their line of new MacBook Pro machines, despite the fact that no actual hardware is available now to truly support it. But that will change soon. LaCie already announced that they would soon be producing products to support the higher speed I/O port, and now it feels like Canon may follow suit. Maybe. Intel has apparently seen enough interest from Canon that the company is suggesting a "signal" of support. Hiroo Edakubo, Group Executive of Canon’s Video Products Group stated, "We are excited about... Read more...
The digital camera space has evolved quite significantly over the years, and there's nothing quite like a new DSLR introduction to get the CE working talking. Well, except for two DSLR introductions! Canon has just revealed two new ones, the EOS Rebel T3 and EOS Rebel T3i. Both of these are entry-to-mid-level units, with neither costing over $800 in a body-only configuration. Neither camera is a major overhaul from prior models, but it's all about the baby steps when you're trying to keep pace with Fujifilm, Sony, Nikon and everyone else. One of the new features on both of the new models is the EOS Feature Guide, which has an enhanced Quick Settings Screen that now includes detailed descriptions... Read more...
Well, this is the pain of progress. We love keeping things the same simply because it's easy. It's easy to acquire things that are compatible, and it's easy to forecast the future. But limits are eventually hit, and we have to innovate to move forward, even in the memory realm. The existing memory card formats that we have today have been in use for a good while, and the CompactFlash Association knows it has to stay one step ahead of the SD Association if they want to maintain a tight grip on pro photographs and the like. Today, the group announced the formation of a new working group to develop a next-generation memory card. Nikon, SanDisk and Sony proposed the new format in order to meet the... Read more...
Canon is adding the PowerShot G12 and PowerShot SX30 IS to its lineup of cameras designed for photo enthusiasts. The PowerShot G12 will offer HD video recording capabilities (720p) as well as the HS (High Sensitivity) SYSTEM for low-light conditions. The PowerShot G12 is a 10 megapixel camera with a 2.8-inch vari-angle LCD and a 5X-Optical Zoom lens with Optical Image Stabilization. The G12 also features a High Dynamic Range (HDR) scene mode. The PowerShot G12 will be available in early October for $499.99. The PowerShot SX30 IS Digital features a 35X-Wide Angle Optical Zoom lens with Optical Image Stabilization (24mm-840mm). The PowerShot SX30 IS has a 14.1-Megapixel sensor, DIGIC 4 image processor,... Read more...
Generally there has been one major problem with professional cameras and camcorders: they were huge. If you wanted mega performance, you had to deal with a mega huge body. But thanks to innovations at the smallest levels of technology, that's beginning to change. DSLR-like image quality is slowly coming to smaller Micro Four Thirds cameras, and now Canon is offering professional-level video capture quality in some of their smallest camcorders yet. The new XF105 and XF100 are the company's smallest pro camcorders, with both utilizing the XF codec in the XF305 and XF300. If you aren't familiar with that, it's a MPEG-2 4:2:2 50Mbps codec used mostly in higher-end units, which you'd probably have... Read more...
Watch out, Nikon! Canon has a new mid-range DSLR out today, and the specifications look super impressive. The 50D is being replaced today by the EOS 60D, which is a new prosumer DSLR camera that features an 18MP sensor, a flexible rear LCD, in-camera RAW processing and plenty of other specs to make the budding photographer think twice about replacing their current body. The new 60D is full of firsts; there's a 3" Vari-Angle LCD on the rear, which is a rarity on DSLR cameras these days. There's also the all-new Multi-Control Dial, which places a Multi-Controller and Set button inside the Quick Control Dial. This new control layout streamlines camera navigation for vertical as well as horizontal... Read more...
One could say that the megapixel race as we know it is over, or it's at least less of an ordeal now than it used to be. Camera makers cranked up the megapixels as fast as they could for years, but now we've reached somewhat of a peak, or a plateau, maybe. But there's no question that camera makers will continue to push the megapixel envelope, and there are obvious advantages to doing so. Some medium format cameras today have sensors with over 40 megapixels, but that's beginning to sound a little small. Canon has just successfully developed the world's first APS-H sized CMOS image sensor with 120 megapixels, which is a record for that size. Compared with Canon's highest-resolution commercial CMOS... Read more...
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