Canon EOS 5D Mark IV tested in the field (?), and yet another mention of 4K [CW3]

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New murmurings surfaced on the Internet suggest the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is undergoing field-tests by select photographers. That’s likely if we take the August announcement as pretty certain (I do).

The rumor also mentions the EOS 5D Mark IV will have 4K (leaked first here on CW in 2014), and 1080p video at 120 fps. While the possibility of 4K wasn’t taken seriously at the beginning, despite we insisted on it, now it appears people can’t get enough about posting that the EOS 5D Mark IV will feature 4K. Yeah, it will. Definitely.

Please be aware that it is still very early for reliable EOS 5D Mark IV specs. Since Canon has become extremely secretive some years ago, we do not get anything reliable until a few weeks before the announcement. For the time being we can’t even be sure about the sensor resolution. 24MP is what rumors suggest. However, I am pretty sceptical about this resolution, and have been told that the EOS 5D Mark IV will have a higher resolution, possibly 28MP.

Stay tuned…

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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV mockup by zol.com.cn

[via Canon Rumors]

 

 

Canon Explorers of Light presentation and introduction videos – round 2

CanonUSA posted another set of short videos where the company introduces their Explorer of Light. The Explorers tell their story, how they went into photography, discuss their career and passion for photography. The video above is about Stephen Johnson, below watch and listen to Hanson Fong, Joel Grimes, David Bergman, Lindsay Adler, Bruce Dorn, Jimmy Chin and Jack Reznicki. Enjoy!

More about Canon Explorers of Light can be read here.

Still Live: Canon EOS 80D deal – $899 (reg. 1,199)

Still Live: Canon EOS 80D Deal – $899 (reg. 1,199)

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 awith NFC
  • RGB+IR 7560-Pixel Metering Sensor

Top Rated Plus seller ElectronicsValley on eBay (99.6% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 80D on sale at $899. Compare to $1,199. Please note: this may be a grey import item.

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Canon patent for EF 28-560mm f/2.8-5.6 lens

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Another Canon patent for an interesting optical for mule, a EF 28-560mm f/2.8-5.6 lens for full-frame sensors. That’s a 20x zoom, and I can’t help but have to think about some compact, mirrorless full-frame camera :-)

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-80973
    • Published 2016.5.16
    • Filing date 2014.10.21
  • Example 1
    • Zoom ratio 18.78
    • Focal length 28.80 139.49 540.91
    • F-number 2.88 4.77 5.88
    • Half angle of view (degrees) 36.91 8.82 2.29
    • Image height 21.64
    • The total lens length 298.13 341.13 398.13
    • BF 44.99 76.94 116.58
[via Egami]

Canon EOS 80D review (Jack of All Trades)

Canon EOS 80D Review (Jack Of All Trades)

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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

Photographer and reviewer Dustin Abbott posted another one of his comprehensive reviews, this time it’s the Canon EOS 80D that gets scrutinized. And it ain’t no paper tiger, according to the reviewer.

In the conclusion he writes:

While there were a number of people that looked at the announcement of the 80D and said, “yawn”, I have yet to hear from anyone who has used the camera who didn’t love it. It is more camera in the field than it is on paper, and the key word that I and others are using of it is versatility. It just seems to be pretty much good at everything. It handles well, has great image quality, and is generally a joy to shoot with. The upgraded AF system makes it a viable competitor to the EOS 7D Mark II, though that camera should probably still be the ultimate choice for sports or wildlife shooters. But the Canon EOS 80D is the jack of all trades, good enough at everything to make many owners very happy.

You can watch the 17 minutes video-review below, or go for the written review (many sample pics).

There is a very good EOS 80D deal going on right now on eBay, check it out if you are interested.

The next video is particularly interesting. It analyses and compares the EOS 80D’s ISO extension and latitude, something we already knew the 80D was doing very good.

The video below compares the EOS 80D with the EOS 70D to see if the moire problem has been solved.

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