Through this interview with Canon’s products operation managers, you can learn about the technologies on EOS 5D Mark III, which is created as the third product of Canon’s Mid-Range Project, and see the creators passion and dedication to this camera – Canon Imaging Plaza
I’m not entirely sure how to classify this rumor. Got word that Canon is indeed working on a DSLR with an 18MP full-frame sensor.
There have been rumors in the past pointing to a Canon 18MP sensor. There was a mention of such a sensor back in February. Then, in May, there was a rumor about a full-frame astrophotography DSLR by Canon. The latter made me think about the previously rumored 18MP FF sensor. Finally, and not in chronological order, there was also a somewhat weird rumor in April, suggesting another model split of the EOS 5D line-up (after EOS 5DS and 5DS R), one being a straight update for the EOS 5D Mark III (call it EOS 5D Mark IV), the other being a video oriented, specialised model with lower resolution and all the videographers goodies (4K, etc).
It appears Canon may indeed be working on something with an 18MP sensor. Something, that’s going to have the shape of a full-frame DSLR, and industry leading low light performance. That’s what I was told (thanks). And that’s really all. I still do not know what it is going to be. I am now less confident that it might be a video oriented split of the EOS 5D line. Some educated posts on video-oriented sites make me believe that a 4K enabled, cinematographer-oriented version of the 5D doesn’t make much sense. At least not after the XC10.
Will it be an astrophotography full-frame DSLR with an 18MP sensor? I am not into astrophotography so I do not know if an 18MP full-frame sensor is enough in such settings. On the other hand, good low light performance is for sure a game changer for those shooting the milky-way at midnight.
Canon just released the world’s highest resolution full-frame DSLRs, featuring sensors with 50MP, the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R. How does a rumor about an 18MP sensor fit into a scenario where everyone seems to be occupied to be the first in an insane resolution race?
While I think that a further split of the EOS 5D line-up is possible, I wonder if there is a market or a niche for a full-frame DSLR with an 18MP sensor in 2015. Feel free to let me know what you think.
The Dehaze feature Adobe gave to Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC is impressing. Watch the the video above and see for yourself (credit: Howard Pinsky). Unfortunately Lightroom 6 wasn’t updated with this feature. Very disappointing.
More about Lightroom…:
- How Well Does the New Dehaze Feature in Lightroom Actually Work? – Photography Bay
- Ultimate Cheat Sheets for Photoshop and Lightroom – PetaPixel
- Step by Step Using Merge to Panorama in Lightroom – Digital Photography School
- Lightroom Mobile Tip: Seeing (and fixing) Highlight Clipping Problems – Lightroom Killer Tips
- Quick Tip – Taking Advantage of Virtual Copies in Lightroom CC – Adobe
- How to copyright photos in Lightroom: protect your images in 6 easy steps – Digital Camera World
- How to Isolate Your Subject in Lightroom – Digital Photography School
- How to Create Intense Portraits in Lightroom – Picture Correct
- Professional Color with Lightroom’s Camera Calibration – Photo Focus
- How to Retouch a Portrait with the Adjustment Brush in Lightroom – Digital Photography School
- Lightroom Color Grading for Dummies – fstoppers
HDR Photography – How to Shoot HDR Photos and merge in Lightroom 6 – steeletraining
Reduce Noise in Adobe Lightroom – Tony Northrup
Roger Cicala and Aaron Closz of LensRentals did it. They disassembled a brand new Canon EOS 5DS.
The post comes with many images documenting the whole teardown step by step. You can’t miss this. Weather sealing, circuit boards, everything is carefully analysed. At the end:
Outside of the stuff we already know about the new Canon cameras, there were not many surprises looking inside, and the few surprises we had were positive. There was Canon’s usual very clean design and layout. There were incremental improvements in the engineering, like the separated I/O system, more robust tripod mount assembly, and improved inner tapes and shields.
Jump over to LensRentals for images and description.
Two more Canon Powershot G3 X promo videos for your viewing pleasure. The G3 X is a pretty cool compact camera, with a big 1″ sensor, and an industry leading zoom range, and with a pretty hefty price tag – $999.
Canon Powershot G3 X specs:
- One-inch, 20.2 Megapixel High Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
- Canon DIGIC 6 Image Processor
- 24-600mm equivalent, f/2.8-5.6 25x Optical Power Zoom Lens
- Improved Five-Axis Intelligent IS
- Dust- and water-resistance (approx. equivalent to EOS 70D)
- Multi-Angle, 3.2-inch 1.62-million dot capacitive touch panel LCD screen
- 1080p Full HD video (24p, 30p, 60p), Live HDMI output
- External stereo microphone and headphone jacks
- EOS-inherited control layout
- 31-point High Speed AF system
- Wi-Fi and NFC enabled
- Compatible with a variety of Canon EOS system accessories
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