June 18, 2014
Posted in News

Canon Digital Photo Professional (DPP) 4.0 Available For Download (and it’s only for full-frame DSLRs)


Digital Photo Professional

Thanks Sally

Canon’s all new Digital Photo Professional (DPP) 4.0 RAW processing software is already available for download. Canon Australia posted the download link for Windows, and Canon New Zealand for MAC OS X. And what most of us were hoping would not be true turned out to be.

DPP 4.0 supports only Canon’s latest FF cameras, these: EOS-1D X, EOS-1D C, EOS 5D Mark III, and EOS 6D. RAW files from other Canon cameras are not supported. Not happy about that. Want to use it with the RAWs of my EOS 70D and EOS M, and the other Canon DSLRs I have. C’mon Canon, don’t forget all your other customers! :-) Is this an elite DPP?

A CPN article about Canon’s DPP 4.0 and its new features can be read here.

June 18, 2014
Posted in News

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specification Speculations Surface

Canon EOS 7D Mark IICanon Rumor
CR reports rumors by “someone who says they have spoken to a person who has shot with the EOS 7D Mark II“.  Apparently the EOS 7D (price & specs) replacement will have a high megapixel count, well over the murmured 24MP. Quoting CR’s source, the EOS 7D Mark II might have the following specs:

  • Quite high MP count
  • Vastly improved AF performance
  • Greatly improved low light and ISO/noise performance
  • Potentially a different sensor and/or technology than expected
  • Good price point
  • Very close to ‘pro’ classification, but non-compete with flagship such as 1dx
  • Release by Fall season as expected
  • Canon holding back 7Dmk2 for a reason […]

Take all with a pinch of salt, the rumor mills yield rumors. All EOS 7D Mark II rumors here.

[via CR]

June 18, 2014
Posted in Rumors

Tamron Set To Announce 18-200mm Di III VC Zoom Lens With Native EF-M Mount (EOS M)

Tamron 18-200mm Di III VC

Who say’s the EOS M is dead? Another zoom lens is coming soon.

Digicame-Info (translated) just broke the news. Tamron is going to announce a super-zoom with native EF-M mount for the Canon EOS M system (price & specs), the image stabilised Tamron 18-200mm Di III VC. According to the reported rumor the lens should be announced tomorrow, June 19. Color is black and silver.

Tamron has a 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC for Sony E-Mount. Possibly the 18-200mm that Tamron is supposed to announce tomorrow has similar specifications.

Yesterday Canon announced the EF-M 55-200mm IS STM, a few days after Tamron is going to announce their own telephoto zoom with native EF-M mount. Good times for EOS M users :-)


June 18, 2014
Posted in News

CPN Article On Canon’s New Digital Photo Professional (DPP) 4.0 Software

Digital Photo Professional

Canon DPP 4.0

Canon Professional Network posted an article on Canon’s all new Digital Photo Professional (DPP) 4.0 RAW processing software. DPP 4.0 is free and will be available for download starting June 26.

Canon has launched Digital Photo Professional (DPP) 4.0, the first sweeping overhaul of Canon’s RAW processing software since its launch. The latest version of DPP has been updated with a raft of key changes to satisfy the most demanding of digital photographers.

Canon software engineers – having the unique advantage of being able to directly harness the power of the Canon sensors, DIGIC processors and lenses – have made the all-new Digital Photo Professional 4.0 a much faster, more dynamic, linear and feature-packed image editing software solution, thanks to the ability to fully utilise 64-bit architecture. The latest version of DPP has been designed and developed from the ground up, tailored to the workflows of professional and high-end amateurs to help them realise the key EOS System concepts of speed, ease of use and high image quality.

Read the rest at CPN –>

June 18, 2014
Posted in Patents

Canon Patent For A Multi-View And Multi-Lens Device


Another hard to decipher patent by Canon, spotted by Egami (translated). Apparently it points to a muli-view and multi-lens camera. Whatever such a device is for. A new cool gadget by Canon?

  • Patent Publication No. 2014-110442
    • Publication date 2014.6.12
    • Filing date 2012.11.30
  • Canon patents
    • Multi-lens camera concentrically arranged an imaging device and a plurality of lenses
    • I do light field, angle of view changes, perspective changes, noise reduction, resolution conversion, HDR, distance estimation, the disparity estimation
  • Patent Publication No. 2014-110443
    • Publication date 2014.6.12
    • Filing date 2012.11.30
  • Canon patents
    • I provided a handle to the multi-lens camera
    • Parameter change in the rotation of the handle
  • Patent Publication No. 2014-110444
    • Publication date 2014.6.12
    • Filing date 2012.11.30
  • Canon patents
    • I reduce the number of the imaging lens element than the number of multi-lens camera
    • By the rotation of the optical unit, to select a specific lens
June 17, 2014
Posted in Deals

Hot Deal #2: Canon Rebel T3 – $225 (USA model)

  Super deal for the Rebel T3/EOS 1100D.Top Rated Plus seller photovideo4less (99.9% positive ratings) on eBay has the Canon Rebel T3 on sale for $224.99.

Free shipping in the US and limited quantity.