Canon EOS M3 review by K. Rockwell (best mirrorless picture quality)

Canon EOS M3 Review By K. Rockwell (best Mirrorless Picture Quality)

Ken Rockwell posted his thoughts and impression about the Canon EOS M3. You may agree or nor agree with Rockwell’s reviewing and writing style, but sentences like the one that follows have my full agreement:

The EOS M3 has the world’s best mirrorless picture quality because Canon has better color rendition than any other mirrorless brand. Canon’s real-world color rendition is far better to the critical artist than Fuji, Sony, or LEICA. Read the review.

There is nothing to say here: Canon is still the undisputed leader when it comes to color rendition. The EOS M3 is a terrific mirrorless camera. I love mine and it is always in my bag now. It’s also my new travel kit with the EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM, EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and EF-M 22mm f/2 STM lenses. If there is one point in Rockwell’s review I agree totally, it’s the advantage to travel with such a lightweight kit while still getting stellar image quality. Rockwell also posted a review about the EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens.

Canon EOS M3 key features:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1,040k-Dot Touchscreen Tilting LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video at 24/25/30 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • Hybrid CMOS AF System with 49 AF Points
  • ISO 100-12800, Expandable to 25600
  • Hot Shoe and Built-In Flash
  • 3.5mm Stereo Mic Input
  • Full Manual Control

The Canon EOS M system: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

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Canon unveils new Canon XA35 and Canon XA30 professional camcorders

Canon Unveils New Canon XA35 And Canon XA30 Professional Camcorders

Canon announce new professional camcorders. The XA35 and XA30 will be available from December 2015 at $2,999 and $2,499, respectively. Pre-orders can be placed at B&H Photo. They also have an introductory Explora article.

Canon XA35 key features:

  • 1/2.84″ HD CMOS Pro Sensor
  • 1920×1080 up to 59.94p
  • 20x Canon Optical Zoom Lens
  • HD/SD-SDI Output
  • Wide DR Gamma (600%) Mode
  • Highlight Priority Mode
  • 3.5″ OLED Touchscreen & EVF
  • 2x XLR Audio Inputs with Manual Controls
  • Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC Media Card Slots
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with FTP Capabilities
Canon XA30 key features:

  • 1/2.84″ HD CMOS Pro Sensor
  • 1920×1080 up to 59.94p
  • 20x Canon Optical Zoom Lens
  • Wide DR Gamma (600%) Mode
  • Highlight Priority Mode
  • 3.5″ OLED Touchscreen & EVF
  • 2x XLR Audio Inputs with Manual Controls
  • Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC Media Card Slots
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with FTP Capabilities

Canon press release (German press text here):

Sydney, Australia, 11 November 2015 – Canon Australia today announces the addition of two handheld video cameras to its X-series, the XA35 and XA30. Designed for professionals and enthusiasts alike, the highly compact and lightweight models feature a newly developed HD CMOS Pro sensor which provides higher sensitivity and improved low-light performance. Both cameras also include new Wide Dynamic Range (DR) and Highlight Priority settings, making them suitable for shooting everything from news and documentaries, to weddings and corporate films.

First-class image quality and video processing performance

Utilising Canon’s heritage in optical expertise and advanced technologies, the newly designed 1/2.84-type 2.91 megapixel HD CMOS Pro sensor has enhanced sensitivity with improved signal-to-noise ratio. As a result, images are crisp and clear, even in low-light environments. Low-light shooting opportunities are further boosted by improved infrared performance, ideal for users capturing nocturnal wildlife or night-time documentaries.

The 20x zoom wide-angle lens offers a 26.8-576mm (35mm equivalent) focal range and employs Canon’s intelligent 5-axis Optical Image Stabilization System with Dynamic IS. The lens also features an 8 blade circular aperture to give enhanced ‘bokeh’.

The XA35 and XA30 features two new settings – Wide DR and Highlight Priority. In Wide DR mode, the cameras are able to achieve 600% dynamic range, resulting in bright images with high contrast that retain detail in both highlight and shadow areas, without the need for post-production. When using the High Priority settings, users are able to produce footage with more natural tones and richer colours, particularly in areas of high brightness1, perfect for scenes with bright skies and reflective surfaces.

Both models also feature slow and fast recording modes, supporting a range of shooting scenarios with interval recording options up to a maximum of 1200x normal speed.

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Canon recognized as a top environmental performer

Company Recognized as a Top Environmental Performer and Leader for Freight Supply Chain Efficiency

MELVILLE, N.Y., — Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the Company has been honored with a SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for serving as an industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency. Canon’s proactive measures to reduce transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions, including strategies such as modal shifting, load efficiency and encouraging carriers to join the SmartWay Transport Partnership, have earned the Company this esteemed distinction.
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