Canon Powershot G3 X hands-on video

DigitalRev TV posted a Canon PowerShot G3 X hands-on video. This latest superzoom point-and-shoot has all the features that you would need in an all-in-one travel camera, with a massive 24-600mm equivalent focal range and 20-megapixel sensor. Kai takes a tour of Cambridge University with Canon’s latest bridge camera to test it out, tourist style.

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Canon EOS-1D C firmware update available (ver. 1.40)

Canon EOS-1D C Firmware Update Available (ver. 1.40)

Canon released a new firmware for the Canon EOS-1D C (Adorama | B&H Photo), version 1.40. Firmware updates for the EOS-1D C can not be downloaded and installed by the user(here is why).  You have to send in your EOS-1D C to an authorised Canon support center.

Firmware Version 1.4.0 incorporates the following improvements and fixes:

Fixes a phenomenon which occurs when the “Shutter button half-press” menu item, configured in “C.Fn5: Operation”>”Custom Controls Menu”, is set to metering start only; depending on when the shutter button is half-pressed, it may initiate AutoFocus.

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Canon patent for 9-20mm f/4.5-5.6 image-stabilised lens for APS-C DSLRs

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Canon patent for a new lens, an ultra-wide angle and image-stabilised 9-20mm f/4.5-5.6 lens. The described optical formula refers to an APS-C sensor.

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-31869
    • Published 2015.2.16
    • Filing date 2013.8.5
  • Example
    • Zoom ratio 2.07
    • Focal length 9.50 14.52 19.70
    • F-number 4.64 5.21 5.80
    • Half angle (in degrees) 55.17 43.26 34.74
    • Image height 13.66
    • Overall length of the lens 143.95 134.71 134.11
    • BF 38.00 47.58 56.42
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Rokinon announce 50mm f/1.2 and 21mm f/1.4 prime lenses for EOS M (and other MILCS)

Rokinon Announce 50mm F/1.2 And 21mm F/1.4 Prime Lenses For EOS M (and Other MILCS)

Samyang/Rokinon announced two fast primes for mirrorless cameras, the 50mm f/1.2 and 21mm f/1.4.

The new primes are available for Canon EOS M mount, and for all other mirrorless mount types too. B&H Photo is accepting pre-orders

There is an article at B&H Explora introducing the new primes. Specifications and lens overview after the break.

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Canon refurbished gear deals (up to 65% off, Canon Direct Store)

Canon Refurbished Gear Deals (up To 65% Off, Canon Direct Store)

The Canon Direct Store has discounts up to 65% on refurbished items, and they stocked up. Almost everything is in stock. Some examples:

Check the links below to access the different sections. The best deals won’t last long!

Canon showcases a world of new possibilities at IBC 2015

Canon Showcases A World Of New Possibilities At IBC 2015

Canon showcases a world of new possibilities at IBC 2015

The International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) show held at the RAI conference and exhibition centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from 11-15 September, was packed with broadcast and filmmaking technology and Canon really made its presence felt with its 4K HDR workflow, groundbreaking 4 million ISO camera, new 4K broadcast lenses and much more, as CPN Editor David Corfield discovered… 

Canon’s commitment to its various industry partners was highly visible at this year’s IBC Show and workflow was the central theme on a newly-designed stand which reflected its ‘Come and See’ message.

Wider aisles and better access to ‘touch and try’ equipment along with shooting and grading zones featuring Canon products used by third parties allowed visitors to really see a wide variety of technical advances. The new ME20F-SH Full HD low-light video camera, which was being demonstrated in a special darkened room, also got everyone buzzing with its incredible ISO 4 million capability and proved to be a star attraction.

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