Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM, a Pancake with an Edge (DxOMark)

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DxOMark tested Canon’s diminutive EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens. This small, inexpensive, and light weight lens for Canon’s APS-C DSLRs performs pretty good for a $150 lens.

Concluding, they write:

The EF-S 24mm prime also offers a notable step up in image quality compared to the standard 18-55mm Canon kit lenses, if you’re looking for a lightweight second lens option. Despite marginally worse overall results for Distortion, Vignetting, and Chromatic Aberration, the EF-S 24mm prime takes full honors for Sharpness with a Lens Metric Score of 11 P-Mpix compared to 8 P-Mpix for both versions of Canon’s 18-55mm standard zoom. Transmission is significantly improved, too, around 2 T-stops better than the kit lenses, making it a better option for low-light shooting. At 24mm, using the maximum apertures of f/2.8 on the EF-S 24mm or f/4 on the zooms, the EF-S 24mm prime is sharper at the center; stop down the EF-S 24mm to f/5.6, and resolution is homogenous across the frame, which is something the kit lenses can’t deliver.

Read the review at DxOMark –>

Canon’s EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens is shipping for $149: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay


  • EF-S Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 38mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Optimized Lens Coatings
  • STM AF Motor Supports Movie Servo AF
  • Micro-Stepping Drive Aperture Mechanism
  • Full-Time Manual Focus Override
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
  • Slim Design Measures Less Than 1″-Thick

(CW4) Canon 50MP Sensor Coming to EOS-1 Line?

Image:  © Canon

Image: © Canon

A rumor surfaced suggesting Canon is investigating the possibility to feature their new 50MP sensor technology on an EOS-1 body. In other words: Canon’s new high resolution sensor could find its way to Canon’s top level line-up.

Such a possibility is anything but remote. I think more than a rumour, this is just a very plausible future strategy by Canon.

The EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R will be best sellers, I have no doubt about that. Maybe Canon wants first to see how well the 5Ds and 5Ds R will do, but for sure the company is already working on an EOS-1 body with the new sensor. I would dare to say that prototypes are already out in the wild undergoing testing.

Stay tuned…

[via CR]

Canon Puts Its Latest Digital Imaging Solutions On Display With Interactive Booth Demonstrations at 2015 Nab Show


Canon's upcoming 4k video camera

Canon U.S.A. Puts Its Latest Digital Imaging Solutions On Display With Interactive Booth Demonstrations At The 2015 Nab Show

Highlights Include Shooting Galleries, Live Speaker Sessions, Extensive Lens Exhibits, Full On-Site HDR and DI Suite, and the Canon Theater 

MELVILLE, N.Y., March 26, 2015 – At the 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas, NV, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will showcase its full line of professional, high definition imaging equipment for motion picture, television production, video content creation, and still photography at booth C432. During the 2015 NAB Show, Canon will feature a live 4K Workflow Demonstration where visitors will have the opportunity to interact with industry-leading colorists and editors in a 4K HDR (High Dynamic Range) and DI (Digital Intermediate) suite. Visitors will also have the opportunity to demo the full range of Canon Cinema, HD Video and DSLR cameras, Cinema Lenses, including the Cine-Servo 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 lens and Broadcast HDTV lenses, such as the new HJ24ex7.5B HD ENG lens, through various simulated shooting situations in three different shooting galleries. Canon will also feature a 4K frame-grab demonstration where professional photographers will utilize the Canon Cinema EOS-1D C camera to deliver still images from 4K video.

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More Canon EOS M3 Sample Photos (different lenses, high ISO)


Canon EOS M3,EF-M22mm f/2 STM,0.025 sec (1/40),f/2.0,ISO 2500,+1/3 EV – Image © Digital Life Innovator

Digital Life Innovator posted another set of sample pictures shot with the new Canon EOS M3. Different lenses have been used, original sized pics available for view.

Unfortunately it appears to be true that the EOS M3 will be available in Europe only as kit with the EF-M 18-55mm IS STM lens (Amazon ItalyAmazon GermanyAmazon UK). You can pre-order the M3 also at DigitalRev (ships internationally)DigitalRev’s price at checkout is inclusive of all taxes and customs for customers from Asia and the EU (and possibly a better price than Amazon), for customers from the US taxes depend by the state. Detailed M3 specification can be read here. A round-up of hands-on and previews:

The Canon EOS M3 will go on sale March 26 in Japan, according to Akihabara News. Four kits will be available (Amazon JP):

  • EOS M3 body only – around ¥56,800
  • EF-M18-55IS STM Lens Kit – around ¥71,800
  • Double Lens Kit (with EF-M18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM / EF-M22mm F2 STM lenses) – around ¥85,800
  • Double Zoom Kit (EF-M18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM / EF-M55-200mm F4.5-6.5 IS STM lenses) – around ¥96,800


Canon is Number One in the Global Interchangeable-Lens Digital Camera Market for 12th Consecutive Year


Canon Celebrates 12th Consecutive Year at Number One in the Global Interchangeable-Lens Digital Camera Market

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 26 March 2015 – Canon Inc. today announces that the company is celebrating a 12th year as the global number one in terms of volume within the interchangeable-lens digital camera¹ market.

Canon’s run as market leader began in 2003², a time when digital SLR cameras were still very much in their infancy, and coincided with the launch of the company’s ground breaking EOS 300D. Offering consumers a compact, lightweight design at a competitive price, the EOS 300D was a true innovation and set the stage for Canon’s growth in the digital SLR market. Since then, Canon has continued to challenge and innovate and has launched a host of industry defining products, including the EOS-1D series for professional users, and the EOS 5D series, which paved the way for digital SLR video recording thanks to its full-frame sensor employing a video-capture function.

More recently, in October 2014 Canon launched the EOS 7D Mark II for advanced-amateur users, which has garnered high acclaim for its fast continuous shooting speed of 10 frames per second and superior autofocus performance. The range was further bolstered in February of this year with the introduction of five new camera models. The new line-up includes the EOS 5DS and 5DS R, which boasts the world’s highest pixel count among 35 mm full-frame sensor digital SLR cameras³; the EOS 760D and EOS 750D – two entry-level digital SLR cameras; and the EOS M3 – a digital compact-system camera which offers a premium performance for enthusiast photographers.

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