Canon News Round-Up

Video above: First Impressions of the Canon XC10 – LensRentals

Video above: Field Testing the Canon 5DS R in Botswana, Africa – PetaPixel

Abraham Joffe of Untitled Film Works released this 3-minute video showing photographer Denis Glennon field testing the new Canon 5DS R by capturing wild animals in Botswana, Africa (he was likely using the first 5DS R to hit African soil).

Canon PowerShot G3 X Review – Photography Blog

The new Canon PowerShot G3 X is a solid super-zoom camera for enthusiast photographers, offering a wealth of options for shooting both stills and video, excellent image quality, speedy auto-focusing, intuitive and configurable handling, and solid construction. Unfortunately, it’s rather ham-strung by the strange omission of a built-in viewfinder – trying to hold the Canon PowerShot G3 X at arm’s length whilst using the full extent of the 25x zoom lens results in too many misses due to camerashake.

Creating Movement in Still Images – Canon Digital Learning Center

Creating Botanical Portraits: How to light subjects – Canon Digital Learning Center 

5 Things Hot & 5 Things Not on the Canon C300 Mark II – Cinema 5D

Comparing Sony A7S vs Canon EOS 6D Shutter Lag for Light Painting – DIY Photography

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens Review – The Digital Picture

Canon 5DSr – First Impressions in the Field – Cole Thompson Photography

Canon Supports the Future of Education with Mixed Reality Student Competition at the University of Central Florida

A UCF student from the winning team demonstrates the MREAL System to simulate the conditions of a medical emergency for training first responders (image credit: Canon).

A UCF student from the winning team demonstrates the MREAL System to simulate the conditions of a medical emergency for training first responders (image credit: Canon).

Canon press release:

MELVILLE N.Y., July 15, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, and the University of Central Florida (UCF) recently partnered in the Company’s first collegiate mixed reality competition and mentorship program, in which students brought their virtual designs to life using the Canon MREAL Solution for Mixed Reality. Starting in February, Canon provided a mixed reality expert to mentor and work with the students bi-weekly throughout the competition, demonstrating the use of mixed reality solutions to advance and develop the future of education.

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Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM and EF 35mm f/1.4L Mark II coming very soon [CW4]


Russian certification authority Novocert has registration document for two Canon lenses: the already rumored EF 35mm f/1.4L Mark II, and a lens for the EOS M system, the EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM. The latter never surfaced in a rumor.

The EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM could be Canon’s next kit lens for the EOS M series cameras. Back in May we had a rumor pointing in this direction, though an 18-55mm IS STM Mark II lens was then mentioned as the new kit lens. However, I would be surprised if the EF-M 15-45mm is not going to be the next EOS M kit lens. Though, an f/6.3 at the telephoto end is a bit disappointing.

The announcement of both lenses should be matter of weeks. In the past, states Digicame Info, the event of a registration at a certification authority usually anticipated the announcement for a few weeks. So, most likely these are the two lenses that will be announced August 14, 2015.

[via Digicame Info via Novocert]


Canon patent for lubricating body cap


The Canon patent describes a body cap that keeps the lens mount of a DSLR lubricated. To be honest I can’t grab the utility of this, except that it could concern the electric contacts (keeping them clean) . Since we get this patent literature translated by a machine, I am never sure the translated words are any helpful.

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-121747
    • Published 2015.7.2
    • Filing date 2013.12.25
  • Canon patents
    • Mount Cap
    • The mount and abutting surface, and oil-impregnated possible member, such as a porous plastic
[via Egami]

Canon announces pocket-sized Mini Projector C-5 (in Japan)

canon Mini Projector c-5

Canon Japan announced the Canon Mini Projector C-5 in Japan, a pocket-sized mobile projector . No idea so far if we will see it in Europe and USA. Shipment is expected early August 2015. No price indication. Silver and deep blue color options are available. A tripod is included.

The Canon C-5 is a small and lightweight projector, it measures 124×71×20mm and weights 169g. The C-5 features a miniHDM terminal, MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) standard is supported. MHL allows you to feed the projector with data from your PC, smartphone, or tablet. The LED light sources are stated to last 10,000 hours. The C-5 has a resolution of 640×480 pixels, a brightness of 50 Lumen, and a contrast rate of 800:1.

You can read the machine translated press release here.

Specifications (machine translated):

Product name C-5 (Deep Blue / Silver of 2 models)
Image element (number) One DLP ×
Number of pixels 640 × 480 (VGA)
Real input resolution / aspect VGA / 4: 3
Zoom Fixation
Focus Manual
Light source LED light source (life guideline 10,000 hours)
Brightness 50lm
Contrast ratio 800: 1
Keystone correction function None
Video input Mini HDMI × 1 (MHL compatible)
Audio output Stereo mini Jack × 1
Built-in speaker 1W (monaural)
Battery drive Up to three hours
Dimensions (including protrusions) 124 (width) × 71 (depth) × 20 (height) mm
Mass 169g
[via Akihabara News via DC Watch]