April 1, 2014
Posted in News

Canon Announces The EOS-1D W – The Canon DSLR For Wildlife Photography


Image via TDP

Canon announced the Canon EOS-1D W, a professional DSLR especially thought for wildlife photography. :-)

Canon press release [via TDP]:


Featuring Canon’s proven 61-Point High Density Reticular AF, Extreme Fast Shooting up to 24 fps, 39.9-Megapixel Near-Full-Frame CMOS Sensor, Outstanding ISO Sensitivity up to 204800, Dual Pixel CMOS AF II, Full HD Video Recording, Extreme-Durability Camouflage Finish, Development Announcement of EF 200-600mm f/4 L W IS USM/STM Lens

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., April 1, 2014 – Canon U.S.A., Inc. once again shows its leadership in digital imaging by introducing the Canon EOS-1D W “Wildlife” Digital SLR camera, the EOS-1D W is the world’s first professional DSLR designed specifically for the needs of wildlife photographers and videographers. A new addition to Canon’s arsenal of professional DSLRs, the EOS-1D W is a progressive EOS-1D series camera based on the EOS-1D X, but loaded with exciting new features.

According to Sakuichi Ishizukara, Canon’s Executive Vice President and General Manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A., “Wildlife photographers make up a large percentage of DSLR camera users. These photographers have specific needs – needs that have long been overlooked.”

“That the new Canon EOS-1D W is going to revolutionize wildlife photography is unquestionable” says Martyn Culbreck after 3 months of field testing the new camera. Mr. Culbreck is the Director of Photography for BBC’s upcoming “Planet Life” series. “We spend weeks waiting for the an animal to be in the right position. When that perfect moment arrives, we cannot risk any camera-related issues causing a missed shot. The EOS-1D W is a game changer. It never misses.”

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April 1, 2014
Posted in News

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March 31, 2014
Posted in Deals

Deal: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS – $669

Canon EF 24-105mm Top Rated Plus eBay seller 6ave (99.3% positive ratings) has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM on sale for $682.20. As bonus you get a filter kit and a lens cleaning kit. Compare to $1099 on Amazon US. Free shipping in the US.

Specs and product description after the break.

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March 31, 2014
Posted in Rumors

Real Or April Fools Joke? Meet The Canon EOS Smart 1 Smartphone (Update)

Canon EOS Smart 1

Images courtesy of Photo Rumors

Update: As it was obvious, the image is photoshopped. Thanks to visitor Prasad we know it’s the image of a luxury phone by Tag Heuer that was used for the Photoshop job.

The original by Tag Heuer

A greek magazine published an article about a Canon smartphone, named Canon EOS Smart 1. It is said to have the following specifications:

  • Android KitKat 4.4
  • 8 core 64bit Snapdragon 615 with 8 ARM Cortex A53 inside
  • 8GB RAM
  • 64GB storage
  • CPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
  • Double lens camera
  • The first camera has 1″ sensor 12,2×8,8mm 20MP and 35mm equivalent lens
  • The second camera has 1/1,7″ 10MP sensor with 3x liquid zoom lens (with liquid optical elements that change zoom range by piezoelectricity).

What do you think? Is this for real or just an anticipated April’s Fool joke? I mean “liquid zoom lenses”? ;-)

[via Photo Rumors]

Canon EOS Smart 1

March 31, 2014
Posted in Deals

Deal: Canon EOS-1D X – $5680


EOS-1D X Top Rated Plus eBay seller getitdigital (99.4% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS-1D X on sale for $5,679.99.Free shipping in the US. Usual price is $6799.

Product description and specifications after the break.

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March 31, 2014
Posted in Patents

Canon Patent For New 85mm, 100mm, and 50mm Lenses

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Egami (translated) spotted a new patent filed by Canon.

The patent refers to 85mm f/1.8, 85mm f/1.2, 50mm f/1.4, and 100mm f/2 lenses. The next reiteration of some of Canon’s lenses?

Patent Publication No. 2014-52412

  • Publication date 2014.3.20
  • Filing date 2012.9.5

Example embodiment
Example     Focal length     Fno.     Length     BF
One             85.00     1.24     125.55     38.98
Two            85.00     1.80     113.57     39.50
Three         51.70     1.41     88.04     39.00
Four         100.00     2.00     120.00     39.60
Image height = 21.64mm


March 31, 2014
Posted in Rumors

Canon Powershot G17 To Be Announced Soon? (and leaked spec list)

Powershot G17

The Canon Powershot G16

One of the compact cameras Canon is expected to announce in the next time is the replacement of the Powershot G16 (price & specs), supposedly named Powershot G17.

A rumor surfaced on the web stating that Canon will announce the Powershot G17 during May 2014. That means less than a year after the announcement of the Powershot G16. Unusual but not implausible.

A short specification list also came with the rumor. The Powershot G17 could have the following specs:

  • A 24-200mm f/1.4-2.0 lens
  • A new developed 1″ Sensor
  • an all magnesium body with comfortable grip

At least the f/1.4-2.0 lens is an exciting news.

[via CR]