Canon developing high-sensitivity network camera that realizes high visibility even for long-range nighttime surveillance

Canon Developing High-sensitivity Network Camera That Realizes High Visibility Even For Long-range Nighttime Surveillance

TOKYO, September 2, 2015—Canon Inc. announced today that the Company is developing a high-sensitivity network camera equipped with a fast high-magnification lens capable of long-range color image capture even at night, making possible the viewing of subjects that the naked eye would have trouble discerning.

Amid ever-increasing safety and security concerns, a growing need for advances in surveillance systems has fueled demand for high-performance network cameras capable of clearly recording visual data night and day for such applications as urban surveillance and the monitoring of important infrastructure facilities.

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Canon Powershot G3 X field test by Imaging Resource

Canon Powershot G3 X Field Test By Imaging Resource
  • 20.2 MP 1 inch CMOS sensor
  • 25x, f/2.8-5.6 optical zoom lens, 24-600mm equivalent
  • ISO 125-12800
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 1080p Full HD and Expanded Movie Options
  • Built in Wi-Fi and NFC for instant sharing

Imaging Resource posted a very exhaustive review of the PowerShot G3 X.

From the conclusion:

The Canon PowerShot G3 X delivers high quality images across an impressive range of ISO speeds. With an excellent 24-600mm lens, the G3X offers a focal length range that its direct competitors can’t match at this time. The large touchscreen display is sharp and is an acceptable alternative to a viewfinder in many, but not all, situations. The G3X does many things well and has a lot to offer, but it is not without its drawbacks. The G3X’s autofocus performance excels in good conditions but disappoints in lower light. Despite having an excellent focal length for wildlife images, the slow continuous RAW shooting and less than impressive continuous autofocus hampers the G3X’s ability to capture action, particularly at longer focal lengths.

The review comes with sample pics, high ISO tests, and more. The G3 X is a solid performer, and this review confirms it. It’s just a bit expensive in my opinion, selling at $999.

Canon PowerShot G3 X price check: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Henry Canada | Newegg Canada | Alibaba | Adorama | Canon USA

Canon EOS 7D Mark III appears on Canon Austria site (but it’s a typo)

Canon EOS 7D Mark III Appears On Canon Austria Site (but It’s A Typo)

Canon EOS 7D Mark III is mentioned on Canon Austria’s site (see pic above) for a cash back action. Don’t get too excited, it is clearly a typo. The EOS 7D Mark II was announced in 2014, and it took Canon 5 years to replace the EOS 7D. Don’t expect an EOS 7D Mark III announcement soon. There will be an EOS 7D Mark III, but in years 🙂

Canon developing 4K projector that combines high brightness with compact, lightweight body


TOKYO, September 1, 2015—Canon Inc. announced today that it is developing an LCOS projector capable of displaying 5,000 lumen video and still images at a resolution of 4,096 x 2,400 pixels, a level of definition that surpasses the 4,096 x 2,160 pixel-resolution of 4K digital cinema.

Tracing its beginnings to the movie industry, 4K-resolution content has been gaining traction in the broadcasting industry. Amid ongoing advances in image quality and definition made possible by the introduction of a growing number of 4K production tools, Canon is leveraging its proprietary optical technologies to make its entry into the 4K projector market in 2016.

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Canon and Getty Images reveal the decade’s most iconic images (all taken on EOS 5D DSLRs)

Canon And Getty Images Reveal The Decade’s Most  Iconic Images (all Taken On EOS 5D DSLRs)

Canon Europe and Getty Images have revealed a series of iconic images, shot by some of the world’s leading photographers, which represent defining moments from the past decade and bring to light the power of photography and the role it plays in helping to affect change around the world…

Known for enabling people to tell the stories that need to be told, the Canon EOS 5D series celebrates its 10th anniversary with an initiative that showcases ten amazing images that tell some of these stories. From exposing the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian army, to uncovering illegal logging of rare and endangered trees in Madagascar, the EOS 5D has been the camera of choice for many professional photographers over the past decade and has captured some of the world’s most significant and important moments.

To view all the images and the amazing stories behind them, visit Canon’s Showcase within the Come and See website. The images will also be available to view as part of a special anniversary exhibition within Canon’s space during the professional week at Visa pour l’Image 2015, the annual festival of photojournalism held in Perpignan, France, from August 31 to September 6 2015.


To further celebrate ten years of profound imagery, Canon Europe is also launching a pan-European competition that will offer participants the chance to win limited edition EOS 5D anniversary prizes.

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