A weird yet interesting comparison: Canon EOS D2000 (1998) vs EOS 5Ds R (2015)

A Weird Yet Interesting Comparison: Canon EOS D2000 (1998) Vs EOS 5Ds R (2015)

Let’s play History Channel. The video below, by All Things Photo on YouTube, is about a bizarre comparison, one that truly dives into history. The venerable Canon EOS D2000, ancestor of all Canon DSLRs, is compared to the latest tech from Canon, the EOS 5Ds R. That’s a 2MP sensor vs a 50MP sensor. To say it all, the D2000 is a branded Kodak DCS 520, but it’s also Canon’s first digital SLR. The D2000 was developed by Kodak on a Canon EOS-1N body.

Canon D2000 key features:

  • 2 megapixel
  • Crop factor of 1.6X
  • ISO 200-1600
  • File formats JPG or TIF
  • PCMCIA card slot
  • CCD sensor
Canon EOS 5Ds R key features:

  • 50 megapixel
  • Full frame sensor (no crop factor)
  • ISO 100-12800
  • File formats RAW, JPG, more
  • SD/CF card slot
  • CMOS sensor

You may be surprised to see that the menu interface after all didn’t change that much in 17 years. Do not miss mark 4:47 of the video and see how the D2000 performs in a low light setting. I bet some of the points in the video will surprise you quite a bit.

This is obviously a comparison that puts two extremes one against the other, shot by shot. It’s curious, and interesting to see how far we have gone in 17 years. Enjoy!

[via All Things Photo via DIY Photography]

Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye deal – $159.95 (reg. $229.95)

Rokinon 8mm F/3.5 Fisheye Deal – $159.95 (reg. $229.95)

It’s B&H’s today’s deal in the Deal Zone, the Bower/Samyang/Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye on sale at $159.95, compare at $229.95.

  • For Canon APS-C EOS Cameras
  • Ultra Wide-Angle 8mm Fisheye Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5-22
  • Hybrid Aspherical Elements
  • Multi-Layer Coating to Reduce Flare
  • Minimum Focusing Distance of 12″
  • Built-In Petal-Type Lens Hood

Rokinon/Bower/Samyang 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye overview after the break.

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Canon EOS 5Ds R review, the alternative to medium format

Canon EOS 5Ds R Review, The Alternative To Medium Format

Imaging Resource felt the pulse of the Canon EOS 5Ds R, Canon’s 50MP full-frame DSLR that competes with medium format cameras.

From the conclusion:

All said and done, despite its limited high ISO sensitivities, its limited video capabilities, and increased technical skill involved with getting sharp, properly focused images, the Canon 5DS R is an all-around impressive camera. The 5DS R is Canon’s highest-resolution EOS body to date, and it can capture some seriously impressive, incredibly detailed, ultra sharp photographs.

Its high price point and aforementioned limited features put the 5DS R squarely into a niche category. If you want a more all-around, general use full-frame Canon DSLR with a more versatile ISO range and more video capabilities, the 5D Mark III is the better bet. However, for portrait, editorial, landscape or nature photographers looking for extreme image detail in a tried-and-true Canon DSLR package — and don’t want or need the increase in bulk and expense of a digital medium format system — the Canon 5DS R will fit the bill. Read the review at Imaging Resource.

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Canon EOS-1D X Mark II will not be announced in 2015, has dual DIGIC7 and dual cFast [CW2]

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Will Not Be Announced In 2015, Has Dual DIGIC7 And Dual CFast [CW2]

After a long row of rumors suggesting the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II will be announced in Q4 2015, the rumors mill is now stating the EOS-1D X Mark II will come in 2016, before NAB (which happens in April 2016).

The announcement date is one thing, the specs another. There are still very few specs that leaked, and even less of these are reliable. However, the latest has it as follows. The EOS-1D X Mark II is said to feature dual DIGIC7 processors and dual cFast memory slots. That’s all.

Take it with a grain of salt. An EOS-1D X Mark II announcement in 2016 is an almost safe bet (CW4), the specs are plausible speculations (CW2). But after all those rumors suggesting an imminent announcement of the EOS-1D X Mark II, I would add some extra amount of salt to the usual doses.

For the time being the EOS-1D X Mark II is rumored to have the following specs:

  • 24MP
  • 14 fps in RAW mode
  • 4K video
  • Dual DIGIC7
  • Dual cFast memory slots

Keep in mind that the EOS-1D X Mark II is Canon’s full-frame flagship, the top of the line. Whatever specs it will have, it will be another killer DSLR made for the most demanding pros. Given how secretive Canon has become, do not expect to see some reliable specs until the last weeks before the announcement.

Enjoy life!

[via CR]


Canon Expands hdAlbum Service Portfolio with Affordable New Photo Album

Canon Expands HdAlbum Service Portfolio With Affordable New Photo Album

The hdAlbum Classic photo album is available now, starting at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Rate of $29.99 for 8×8 photo album, 20 pages. Visitors can go to storefront.dl5k.com and select a retailer to create albums. Canon press release:

Canon Expands hdAlbum Service Portfolio with Affordable New Photo Album

hdAlbum Classic Photo Album Recreates Life’s Special Moments in Vivid Color

MELVILLE, N.Y., November 3, 2015 – To expand an exciting new technology for printing photo albums, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced hdAlbum Classic, a new affordable photo album available in a service designed to make exceptional digitally- printed albums more accessible to a wider audience, turning special memories into full-color photo albums that will last a lifetime.

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Canon Unveils Its First-Ever Dual Lamp Interchangeable Lens Projector For Enhanced Reliability

Canon Unveils Its First-Ever Dual Lamp Interchangeable Lens Projector For Enhanced Reliability

Canon press release:

Canon U.S.A. Unveils LX-MU700, Its First-Ever Dual Lamp Interchangeable Lens Projector For Enhanced Reliability And Wide Application Flexibility

LX-MU700 Delivers up to 7500 Lumens and Seven Interchangeable Lens Options for Impressive Performance in Business, Education, Exhibition, Digital Signage and House of Worship Applications

MELVILLE, N.Y., November 3, 2015 – Responding to the needs of customers who do business in large venues, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today unveiled its first-ever LX-Series dual lamp projector, the LX-MU700, which delivers high-brightness at up to 7500 lumens1, WUXGA resolution (1920 x 1200), DLP Technology, a 2100:1 contrast ratio1, seven interchangeable lens options with motorized lens shift for installation flexibility, and a range of connection and integration options ideally suited for use in exhibition, digital signage and house of worship applications.

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