Canon EOS-1D X Mark II review (ephotozine)

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Review (ephotozine)

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

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II at a glance:

  • 20.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 6+ Image Processors
  • 14 fps Shooting, 16 fps in Live View
  • DCI 4K Video at 60 fps, 8.8MP Still Grab
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF II
  • 3.2 inch (1.62m) Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF
  • ISO 100-51200 (Expanded to 409600)
  • Built-In GPS
  • CFast & CF Card Slots

ephotozine posted their review of Canon’s new full-frame flagship, the EOS-1D X Mark II. In the conclusione they write:

The 1D X Mark II offers a wide range of 4K video recording options, as well as high-speed FullHD video, and the video capabilities of this Digital SLR are the best you will find in a consumer level interchangeable lens camera, better than most other cameras, with the ability to record full CINE resolution 4K video at 60/50fps, whilst others only offer 4K video at 30/25/24fps. The use of a built-in heat pipe allows recording up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds without the sensor over-heating. The only other full-frame camera with 4K CINE (DCI resolution) recording and high-speed continuous shooting, the Leica SL, offers 24fps 4K video and 11fps continuous shooting, making the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II the fastest shooting full-frame camera available, quicker even than the Nikon D5.

If you want, the EOS-1D X Mark II user manual can be downloaded from Canon Europe.

[via ephotozine]

Canon EOS 80D review (DigitalRev)

Canon EOS 80D Review (DigitalRev)

Canon EOS 80D: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

Canon EOS 80D at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • 45-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Expanded ISO 25600, Up to 7 fps Shooting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
  • RGB+IR 7560-Pixel Metering Sensor

DigitalRev TV posted their review of Canon’s new Canon EOS 80D.

Is the Canon ME200S-SH a GoPro on steroids? Interview with Canon

Is The Canon ME200S-SH A GoPro On Steroids? Interview With Canon

Canon ME200S-SH: B&H Photo | Adorama

Canon ME200S-SH at a glance (taken from Adorama’s product page, pre-order available):

  • CANON SUPER 35MM CMOS SENSOR: Geared to meet a wide range of video production needs, the ME200S-SH camera’s Super 35mm Canon CMOS Image Sensor allows for cinematic image capture
  • DUAL PIXEL CMOS AF (AUTO-FOCUS): The ME200S-SH camera’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Auto-Focus) technology helps provide smooth and consistent autofocus,
  • VERSATILE BOX-STYLE DESIGN: The ME200S-SH Multi-Purpose Camera was designed for a wide variety of applications.
  • COMPATIBLE WITH EF-MOUNT LENSES: The ME200S-SH Multi-Purpose Camera is compatible with select Canon EF mount lenses.
  • RC-V100 REMOTE CONTROL: The ME200S-SH Multi-Purpose Camera can be controlled via either of the two remote terminals offering a mini-pin or RS-422 connection that utilize Canon’s OK protocol, and are compatible with the optional Canon RC-V100 Remote

The folks at NewsShooter interviewed Tim Smith of Canon about the hows and whys of the Canon ME200S-SH, a multipurpose camera featuring a high sensitivity Super 35mm CMOS sensor capable of up to 4,000,000 ISO, helping users to capture crisp, clean high definition full-color video in extreme low light conditions.

Canon EOS 80D killer deal, bundle with PIXMA Pro-100 Printer an 64GB card – $849

eos 80d

This is a pretty great deal! Authorised Canon retailer BuyDig on eBay (98.7% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 80D bundled with PIXMA Pro-100 photo printer, photo paper, and a 64GB memory card on sale at $849. Compare at $1,199 for the EOS 80D alone, without printer etc

This works because BuyDig is an authorised Canon retailer, and hence you can claim $350 mail-in rebate (instructions). If you are comfortable with MIRs then this is a killer deal!

More Canon deals on eBay.

Canon to Begin Accepting Entries for 2016 New Cosmos of Photography Photo Contest

New Cosmos of Photography

Canon press release:

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 19, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging, announced today that its parent company, Canon Inc., will begin accepting entries for its New Cosmos of Photography photo competition on April 20. The New Cosmos of Photography is Canon’s cultural support project to discover, nurture, and support new photographers who pursue new possibilities in creative photographic expression. Aiming to incorporate diverse perspectives, the number of judges for this year’s competition will be increased to seven to allow for an even more open photo competition.

Entries for New Cosmos of Photography 2016 will be accepted between April 20 and June 15, while the Excellence Award selection committee will meet in July to choose seven Excellence Award winners and fourteen Honorable Mention Award winners. In November, the Grand Prize selection committee is scheduled to meet to select one Grand Prize winner from among the seven Excellence Award-winning entries.

The Grand Prize winner of this year’s competition will receive not only prize money (converted from ¥ 1,000,000 JPY) and a Canon product, but as an added bonus will be granted the right to hold a solo exhibit at the showcase of winning entries for next year’s New Cosmos of Photography. Additionally, to encourage the continued pursuit of their creative activities, 2016 Excellence Award and Honorable Mention Award winners will each receive prize money and the right to display their works at this year’s exhibition of winning entries.

For additional information about this year’s New Cosmos of Photography competition, visit the New Cosmos of Photography homepage at

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Canon patent shows how to implement GPS and other radio devices in metal DSLR bodies

Canon patent

18 resin of the cover, 42 a GPS module

The more a DSLR is build to last, i.e. is made of metal instead of plastic, the more difficult it gets to add radio devices like GPS or WiFi. This is something Canon explained often.

This Canon patent appears to show a solution for the issue. The GPS module is placed on top of the camera body, where usually the pop-up flash is located. That’s where the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II has the GPS device. The patent does not explicitly mention WiFi but I think it is safe to assume the solution described in the patent would work for WiFi too.

It may be that the patent points to something that has to do with the upcoming EOS 5D Mark IV, which, as it was anticipated first on CW, will most likely have GPS and WiFi on board.

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-53665
    • Published 2016.4.14
    • Filing date 2014.9.4
  • Canon patent
    • Magnesium alloy
    • Providing a GPS module to the finder part
    • To protect the GPS module in the wireless communication lid made of a synthetic resin material
    • The GPS module and the warship portion connected by high thermal conduction efficiency copper foil tape, heat away
[via Egami]