Off Brand: Sony announce Sony Alpha A68 with new Auto-Focus technology, 4D Focus

Off Brand: Sony Announce Sony Alpha A68 With New Auto-Focus Technology, 4D Focus

Sony announced the Alpha A68 camera, and introduces a new, innovative auto-focus technology, 4D Focus. The A68 has a 24MP APS-C sensor, and the same hybrid electronic OLED viewfinder (100% coverage) as on the Sony Alpha A77 II and Alpha A99 models. The key feature of the Alpha A68 is 4D Focus , a 79 points AF system based on phase-detection. 4D Focus is made possible by Sony’s translucent mirror tech. Canon filed some patents for translucent mirror technology.

Sony press release (via Sony Alpha Rumors):

Uncompromising features and performance for demanding amateur photographers

  • 4D FOCUS for fast, accurate tracking autofocus with world’s highest number of 79 AF points
  • Translucent Mirror Technology™ delivers constant AF tracking at up to 8fps continuous shooting
  • 24MP APS-C Exmor™ CMOS image sensor delivers wide ISO 100-25600 sensitivity range 
  • BIONZ X image processing engine enables the capture of high-quality images
  • Precise OLED Tru-Finder, tiltable LCD monitor, top display panel and custom controls
  • SteadyShot INSIDE works with all 34 A-mount lenses
  • Full HD video with high bit-rate 50Mbps XAVC S format 
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Canon EOS M10, Powershot G5 X and Powershot G9 X in stock and ready to ship

Canon EOS M10, Powershot G5 X And Powershot G9 X In Stock And Ready To Ship

Canon’s recently announced, new cameras, the EOS M10, Powershot G5 X, and Powershot G9 X, are in stock and ready to ship.

Canon EOS M10 kits – B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

Canon Powershot G5 X – B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

Canon Powershot G9 X – B&H Photo |  Adorama | Amazon

Canon EOS M10 price & availability check for your country: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

PowerShot G5 X price & availability check for your country: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

PowerShot G9 X price & availability check for your country: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

Canon News Round-up

Above: Canon 5DS & 5DS R Webcast with Gregory Heisler

Is the Canon C300 mkII worth it? Joe Simon tries it out and tells it straight – Newsshooter

8 best lenses for your new Canon DSLR – Imaging Resource

Hands On with the Sigma 20mm f/1.4 Art Lens: Super Fast and Ultra Wide – PetaPixel

Canon’s new G5 X, G9 X, and EOS M10: What you need to know – DPReview

Canon EOS M3 Field Test – Imaging Resource

Lenses I Love: The Canon 200mm f/2L IS – LensRentals

Review: Zeiss 100mm f/2 Milvus (Canon EF) – The Phoblographer

Termites Infested this Photographer’s Jungle Camera Trap DSLR (EOS 7D) – PetaPixel

Canon Powershot G9 X Sample Photos – ephotozine

Canon Chairman & Ceo Fujio Mitarai Ranked Among 100 World’s Best-Performing CEOs

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Canon Inc. Chairman & Ceo Fujio Mitarai Ranked Among 100 World’s Best-Performing CEOs

MELVILLE, N.Y., November 4, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, congratulates its parent company, Canon Inc.’s Chairman and CEO, Fujio Mitarai, on his recent recognition as one of the top 100 World’s Best-Performing CEOs in 2015 by , an esteemed business management publication. Recognizing his enduring success and leadership, Mr. Mitarai holds the number 10 spot on this year’s list, making an impressive stride from his number 45 ranking in 2014.

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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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