Canon EOS-1D X Mark II real world (video-) review

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Real World (video-) Review

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

EOS-1D X Mark II at a glance:

  • Fastest shooting EOS-1D, capable of up to 14 fps full-resolution RAW or JPEG, and up to 16 fps in Live View mode with new Dual DIGIC 6+ Image Processors.
  • Achieves a maximum burst rate of up to 170 RAWs in continuous shooting at up to 16 fps, and 4K movies using CFast cards in the new CFast 2.0 slot.
  • Experience less noise in higher ISO images via a new 20.2 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, with an ISO range of 100 51200; expansion to ISO 409600.
  • Improved AF performance through 61-point, wide area AF system with 41 cross-type points, improved center point focusing sensitivity to -3 EV and compatibility down to f/8
  • Accurate subject tracking for stills and video with new EOS Intelligent Tracking and Recognition AF with 360,000-pixel metering sensor.
  • 4K video (4096 x 2160) up to 60 fps (59.94), with an 8.8-Megapixel still frame grab in camera. Full 1080p HD capture up to 120 fps for slow motion.
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF & Movie Servo AF for high speed, high frame rate and continuous autofocus during video shooting.
  • View and control high quality stills and videos via the 3.2-inch touch panel LCD with 1.62 million dots.
  • Increased resolution and fine detail, with lens aberration correction and diffraction correction via new in-camera Digital Lens Optimizer technology.
  • Built-in GPS provides geotag information including auto time syncing with Universal Time Code via satellites.
  • The new optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E8A is compatible with IEEE 802.11ac/n/a/g/b, supporting both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi bands.
  • Durable and rugged magnesium alloy body with dust- and-weather resistance for demanding shooting situations.

Jared Polin, aka FroKnowsPhoto, posted a 35 minutes real world video-review of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II. He also made all sample files available for download (raw format).

[via FroKnowsPhoto]

Canon EOS 6D Mark II to feature a 28MP sensor? :: With Poll [CW2]

Canon EOS 6D Mark II To Feature A 28MP Sensor? :: With Poll [CW2]

I got a new suggestion (thanks) saying the Canon EOS 6D Mark II will feature a 28MP sensor.

Previous rumors mostly pointed to a 24MP sensor. However, since EOS 6D Mark II rumors started coming in, it always has been said the EOS 6D Mark II would have it’s own sensor, and not just the same sensor featured on the upcoming EOS 5D Mark IV (rumored to have a 24MP sensor, and to be announced in August).

I reccomend a big grain of salt here. While it is possible that the entry-level EOS 6D Mark II will have a higher resolution than the pro-oriented EOS 5D Mark IV, it’s still unlikely in my opinion. However, so far the EOS 5D Mark IV’s 24MP resolution is a matter of speculation, no reliable rumors have emerged for the time being. Anything is possible.

The Canon EOS 6D Mark II is expected to be announced in 2017. It’s early for reliable specs. Stay tuned.

EOS 6D Mark II's sensor resolution, what do you think?

  • 24MP (40%, 330 Votes)
  • 28MP (35%, 290 Votes)
  • More than 28MP (14%, 119 Votes)
  • Less than 24MP (10%, 83 Votes)

Total Voters: 822

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Still Live: Canon EOS 5D Mark III deal at $1,899 (reg. $2,599)

Still Live: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Deal At $1,899 (reg. $2,599)

Canon EOS 5D Mark III at a glance:

  • 22.3 MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
  • 3.2″ 1.04m-Dot ClearView II LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF
  • Native ISO 25600, Extended to ISO 102400
  • 6 fps Shooting in RAW+JPEG
  • 63-Zone Dual Layer Metering Sensor
  • Magnesium Alloy Body, SD/CF Card Slots

This top deal is still live, or live again. Top Rated Plus seller ElectronicsValley on eBay (99.6% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III on sale at $1,899. Compare at $2.599. Free shipping. Please note: this is an import model with 1 year seller warranty.

Canon EOS 5Ds R hands-on video and sample pictures

Canon EOS 5Ds R Hands-on Video And Sample Pictures

Canon EOS 5Ds R: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

Canon EOS 5Ds R at a glance:

  • 50.6 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor with ISO 100-6400 (Lo: 50 and H1: 12,800) sensitivity range.
  • Low-pass cancellation filter for maximum sensor resolution.
  • Dual DIGIC 6 Processors for outstanding image processing speed and camera responsiveness.
  • 5 frames per second (fps) with selectable burst speeds and silent shutter mode.
  • 61-point wide area AF with 41 cross-type sensors with iTR, AI Servo AF III and AF Configuration tool.
  • 150k pixel RGB+IR metering sensor.
  • 100% magnification Intelligent Viewfinder II with electronic overlay.
  • 1.3x, 1.6x and 1:1 ratio crop modes with masked viewfinder display.
  • Mirror Vibration Control System to reduce mirror vibration blur.
  • Fine Detail Picture Style.
  • CF + SD (UHS-I) dual memory card slots.
  • Peripheral Illumination and Chromatic Aberration Lens Correction in camera.
  • Multiple Exposure and HDR mode.
  • Customisable Quick Control screen.
  • Built-in timer functionality – bulb timer and interval shooting timer.
  • Time-lapse Movie function.
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 for high-speed tethering and image/movie transfer.
  • 150,000 shutter cycle life.

While working on his review, photographer and reviewer Dustin Abbott posted a 12 minutes hands-on video where he analyzes design, features and specifications of Canon’s full-frame resolution champion, the 50MP EOS 5Ds R. Dustin also posted a sample image gallery here.

[via Dustin Abbott]

This Canon lens mug stirs your coffee for you

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Self-stirring lens mug

Lens mugs are nothing new and can be bought for a few dollars. However, this Canon 24-105mm F4 lens mug adds something new to the game: it stirs your drinks, as you can see in the video below. It’s surprising how much the lens mug looks like the original EF 24-105mm F4L IS lens.

The self-stirring EF 24-105mm F4L IS lens mug is available for around $13 at Amazon.

[via PetaPixel]

Canon CEO “very dismayed” by BREXIT

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The day before yesterday was history, and will give Europe a new shape. The UK decided to leave the European Union. It appears Canon’S CEO is not very happy with the decision the Brits took, as Reuters reports:

Canon Inc […] Chief Executive Fujio Mitarai said on Friday he was “very dismayed” by Britain’s shock decision to leave the European Union, saying the move hurt Japan’s economic growth prospects.

“In Japan, while we can expect to see a temporary surge in the value of the yen, the U.K.’s decision could also bring a halt to the economic recovery that had been underway,” Mitarai, head of the camera and printer maker, said in a statement.

“We look to the Japanese government to implement strong monetary measures.”