Canon EF-M 15mm f/2 STM lens for EOS M coming in 2016? [CW1]

Canon EF-M 15mm F/2 STM Lens For EOS M Coming In 2016? [CW1]

I have been told (thanks) that Canon may announce an EF-M 15mm f/2 STM lens for the EOS M system, somewhen in Q1-Q2 2016.

While 15mm on an APS-C sensor are equivalent to 24mm on full-frame sensor, and hence resolve to a “classic” focal lenght, I do not think this rumor is reliable. However, I am pretty sure Canon will announce an EF-M 35mm f/1.8 STM lens in 2016. We were first to report this rumor, and it appears there is a lot of people who likes it, at least according to the many sites that picked up the rumor after it was posted on CW.

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Canon Powershot G5 X and Powershot G9 X hands-on, and link to user manuals

Canon Powershot G5 X And Powershot G9 X Hands-on, And Link To User Manuals

Canon Watch reader Al had the chance to quickly try out the new Canon Powershot G5 X and Powershot G9 X. He was also so kind to send me the download links for the user manuals.

Here are Al’s impression:

Canon Powershot G9 X (B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon):

  • Can be almost considered as the S120‘s replacement, except for the touch-only rear control interface which is a BIG issue.  Without the usual RHS control set (cursor/four-way dial) the touch-only operation is really a real problem especially if one has large fingers.  And as usual, touch buttons can be mis-pressed very easily during operation.  Despite the shorter focal zoom length, could’ve otherwise been the perfect Powershot compact P+S had the full RHS control config been retained;
  • In case of touch panel failure, the G9X will be pretty much inoperable at system level.  In fact I’ve witnessed a demo G7X at the same showroom where the touch operation has completely failed (even with the function set to “on”), only to be operative as usual thanks to the RHS rear control set.  Showroom staff has been informed of the matter;
  • NO live histogram display during EV shift unless with specific camera operation.  The first of the high-end Powershot kind that exhibits such issue, which typically appears on other make/models like the Sony RX100/II/III/IV, and some low-end Olympus Stylus compacts.  Adjusting EV via touching the onscreen EV scale results in an EV sub-menu with an enlarged EV scale and +/- touch buttons but nothing else.  Live histo display during EV shift is only possible by adjusting via the frontal lens ring.  IMHO Canon could (and should) follow the steps of Nikon and Ricoh to include an enlarged (and compulsory) histo display during menu-based EV shift operation;

Canon Powershot G5 X (B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon):

  • Nearest replacement to the outgoing G16 except for the shorter zoom focal length (the G16’s tele up to 140mm is much preferred).  Similar controls to previous models.  Smoother EV dial (much better than on the G7X for instance).  Also smooth frontal dial (above camera grip);
  • Relatively dimmer EVF than expected.  Even with brightness level set to 5 (max.) the EVF’s view still feels dim.  Rear touch panel’s brightness settings appear more normal;
  • Weak flash.  Didn’t get to tweak the flash settings, but overall feels a bit weaker than expected.  Apparently no zoom flash feature; (on both cameras as well as older GxX models)
  • Not sure why Canon would default the image aspect ratio to the typical 35mm’s 3:2.  Setting the ratio to the usual 4:3 (as in smaller image sensors up to m43) results in decreased pixel count to 18MP
Powershot g5 x

Powershot G5 X

Canon, Imaging Mind and EyeEm Team up for Photo Hack Day 2015 in Berlin

Canon rumors

To participate in Photo Hack Day Berlin, or get more information about attending demos, visit Canon press release:

Canon, Imaging Mind and EyeEm Team Up to Present Photo Hack Day 2015

London, UK – Canon, a leader in imaging solutions, Imaging Mind, a futuristic agency and visual culture community; and EyeEm, a creative community and marketplace for photography, have partnered to present the fourth annual Photo Hack Day, Berlin on 28 November. The event, a 24-hour coding marathon, brings together the most creative developers, designers and photographers from across Europe and challenges them to prototype new photo applications that revolutionise the way we take, see and interact with images.

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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