Canon EOS-1DX Mark II Hands-On Field Test and comparison with Nikon D5 (video)

TheCameraStoreTV put Canon’s new flagship Canon EOS-1D X Mark II under test and compared it with Nikon’s flagship, the D5.

After a long wait, we finally got our hands on the new Canon flagship, the EOS 1DX Mark II! Everyone’s been wondering how this beast of a camera compares to the Nikon D5, so Kaitlyn Kerr came to help us put them head to head. Which camera is the best for fast action, image quality, and low light performance? We take a look.

Canon EOS 80D deal – $953 (reg. $1,199)

Canon EOS 80D Deal – $953 (reg. $1,199)

Canon EOS 80D at a glance:

  • 24.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor with ISO 100-16,000 (H: 25,600) sensitivity
  • 7fps full resolution continuous shooting rate with 3fps silent continuous mode with reduced vibration
  • Swift and accurate full time continuous focus in Live View and Full HD movies with Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which can be fine-tuned for tracking sensitivity and speed for movies
  • 45-point wide area all cross-type AF system with 27 f/8 compatible AF points
  • DIGIC 6 processor with 14-bit processing for high quality images
  • Large 7.7cm (3.0”) capacitive touch panel Vari-Angle LCD, 1040k dot, 3:2 ratio
  • Intelligent viewfinder with approx. 100% frame coverage
  • 7,560-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor with Flicker Detection
  • Full HD movies with 60p
  • Timelapse, HDR and Creative filters in Movie
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC for instant connection, sharing and remote control
  • Creative Filters and Special Scene Modes plus Fine Detail Picture Style
  • In-camera Multiple exposure, Interval timer and Bulb timer
  • Electronic level for straight horizons when shooting landscapes
  • Integrated Speedlite Transmitter

Top Rated Plus seller DealsAllYear (99.9% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 80D on sale at $952.99. Compare at $1,199. Free shipping. Please note: this is an import model, 1 year seller warranty applies.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II reviews and hands-on round-up

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Reviews And Hands-on Round-up

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

At a glance:

  • 20.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 6+ Image Processors
  • 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • DCI 4K Video at 60 fps, 8.8MP Still Grab
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF II
  • Native ISO 51200, Expanded to ISO 409600
  • 14 fps Shooting, 16 fps in Live View
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF

Time for a round-up of Canon EOS-1D X Mark II reviews.

Canon 1D X Mark II Field Test Part I (Big & bulky but oh so fast: The 1D X II hits the sidelines) – Imaging Resource

Canon 1DX II Field Test Part II: The flagship sports shooter taken out of its element in beautiful Newport – Imaging Resource

Moving on up: Canon Explorer of Light Andy Rouse on new possibilities with the EOS-1D X Mark II – Canon Professional Network

Field Review: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Performs Double Duty – No film School

Day at the track: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II samples – DPReview

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR Review (Full Resolution Test Images) – Shutterbug

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II: What you need to know – DPReview

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

Canon UK inspires tomorrow’s creative minds with Creative Media Camp

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Canon press release:

Canon UK inspires tomorrow’s creative minds with Creative Media Camp

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 11 August 2016 – Canon UK, a leader in imaging solutions, today announced ‘3 Steps’ as the winning team of Creative Media Camp – a summer camp, aimed at inspiring young people’s creativity. The initiative was run by The Essex Collaborative Outreach Network in partnership with the Ideas Foundation and Canon.

Twenty students took part in the programme at South Essex College, which ran from 1-5 August. Students attended workshops, led by industry mentors and university academics, to help them learn about courses and careers in the creative industries. The participants worked in teams to answer a brief set by Canon, related to storytelling around travel, fashion or sport. The purpose of the programme was to work collaboratively with companies to promote the creative industry as a place to work, to inspire young people to become more creative and offer a space for ideas and knowledge sharing.

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Canon patent for “teardrop-shaped” micro lenses (to reduce vignetting)

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A Canon patent for teardrop-shaped microlenses for the company’s image sensors was spotted by Image Sensors World. Such a microlens design should cut vignetting and other color aberrations.

The present invention provides a solid state image sensor including a pixel array having a plurality of pixels arranged therein, each of the plurality of pixels including a photoelectric conversion device and a microlens configured to guide incident light to the photoelectric conversion device, the microlens having a lower surface, on an exit side of the incident light, which has a convex shape with respect to the photoelectric conversion device, with a vertex of the convex shape shifting from a center position of the microlens to a central side of the pixel array.

And…

The surface of each microlens 103 which is located on the exit side of incident light, that is, a lower surface 102, will be described. The lower surface 102 of the microlens 103 has an asymmetrical shape with a position nearest to the photoelectric conversion device 104 (a position at which the thickness from a center plane 130 of the microlens 103 is the maximum) shifting from the center position of the microlens 103 to the central side of the pixel array 110A. The lower surface 102 of the microlens 103 has a convex shape with respect to the photoelectric conversion device 104.

Each microlens 103 is formed from a material having a higher refractive index than a material in contact with the lower surface 102 at a position between the microlens 103 and the photoelectric conversion device 104. The microlens 103 is formed from, for example, a color filter material.

[via Image Sensors World]

How To Quick Start to Lighting with Canon Speedlites (video)

How To Quick Start To Lighting With Canon Speedlites (video)

Neat 15 minutes video-tutorial by B and H on how to properly do lighting with Canon Speedlites.

Speedliting expert Syl Arena was one of the first photographers to test the new Canon 430EX III-RT and he came away impressed. In his presentation, Syl shares his insights and tips about the Canon 430EX III-RT and how he creates amazing shots with Canon Speedlites.

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