September 20, 2013
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Canon EOS 70D Auto-Focus Test and Comparison with Sony A77

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The folks at DxOMark published a test of the Canon EOS 70D‘s auto-focus and compared it to the Sony A77‘s AF. While being interesting the comparison with the A77 was done using different lenses, the excellent EF 40mm f/2.8 STM for the Canon and the DT 16-50mm f/2.8 OSS SSM for the Sony. In the conclusion they write:

The Canon EOS 70D is an attractive proposition for both stills photographers and video users. The new Dual Pixel CMOS AF cleverly solves the problem of the redundant viewfinder based phase detection AF system when recording video and neatly avoids the patented trans-missive mirror solution adopted by Sony.

As well as retaining an optical viewfinder, the Dual Pixel CMOS AF sensor with its total of 40 million pixels used for image capture shows a small but palpable increase in lowlight performance and higher levels of sharpness than previous APS-C cameras from the firm.

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For video enthusiasts, this camera is one of the best choices available on the market currently and at least is a viable option to the entirely likeable and very capable Sony SLT models

 

September 20, 2013
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Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III – $2995


Top rated plus eBay seller getitdigital (>44500 ratings, 99.4% positive) has a pretty good deal: the Canon EOS 5D Mark III for $2,994.99 (click here). Free shipping, USA model.

September 19, 2013
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Canon EOS 70D vs EOS 7D vs EOS 5D Mark III Comparison (video)

Exhaustive Canon EOS 70D vs EOS 7D vs EOS 5D Mark III comparison by Tony Northrup. Interesting because as far as I can judge from personal experience the EOS 70D (which I am playing around since a few weeks) is the new Canon APS-C flagship and for the time being there is no reason to get an EOS 7D instead.

Table of contents:

* Frames per second: 1:33
* Buffer and memory cards: 2:46
* Focusing: 9:07
* Image quality: 11:28
* Video: 22:43
* Other opinions: 30:44
* Odds & Ends: 35:00
* Winners & Losers: 36:15

September 18, 2013
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More Sign of an Upcoming New Canon EOS M Camera

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Here at Canon Watch and on other dedicated sites we got emails confirming the upcoming announcement of new Canon EOS M cameras. As previously reported, there will be two new bodies, one entry level and another one more feature-rich or pro-oriented. A few days ago rumors surfaced suggesting that Canon could announce at least one new EOS M body (the entry level) by the end of this week, though as far as wednesday I did not get any serious confirmation for that.

What we know: One of the two new EOS M bodies will feature the same outstanding 20MP sensor of the Canon EOS 70D. But that’s all. Other report that Canon will also announce an EF-M 55-250mm IS lens when they will announce the first body. I did not get any rumor about that but such a lens makes sense and would fit well in the EF-M lens lineup.

The still excellent EOS M is available at heavily discounted prices. Look out for bargains at the following links: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay

September 17, 2013
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Adobe Lightroom 5.2 Available for Download

Lightroom 5

Just a few hours ago Adobe put version 5.2 of Adobe Lightroom online (download here). Among various bug fixes and a few new features (color noise reduction slider and feather adjustment for spot heal tool), support for the Canon EOS 70D has been added.

Adobe Lightroom available at Amazon | B&H | Adorama

 

 

September 16, 2013
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Canon PowerShot G16 First Look Video

Quick overview about features and functionality of the new (WiFi-enabled) Canon PowerShot G16 by What Digital Camera. They write:

Taking into consideration of the new features that offered by Canon PowerShot G16 like the new image processor DIGIC 6, WiFi connectivity, and continuous shooting up to 9.3fps. This camera is worth buying if you want a back-up camera for your DSLR. In addition, the design and control are also quite compact although not different from the G15

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