October 24, 2014
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4K Workflow With The Canon C500

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By CanonUSA on Youtube about 4k workflow on the Canon C500:

Join Oscar nominee and Director of Photography for Saturday Night Live Alex Buono on his “The Art of Visual Storytelling Tour” where he teaches cinematographers how to create dynamic and impactful films. Take his tips and concepts into the real-world and apply them to your films, whether through Cinema EOS cameras or DSLRs.

October 24, 2014
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Canon USA Brings Its Digital Imaging Solutions To PhotoPlus Expo 2014

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Canon press release:

On Display for the First Time in the U.S. will be the New Cinema EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera, EOS 7D Mark II and PowerShot G7 X Digital Cameras along with the Latest in Lenses and Professional Printing Solutions

NEW YORK, October 23, 2014 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will demonstrate its latest digital camera optics and printer lineup, including the recently announced EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera, at PhotoPlus Expo 2014 in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, October 30 – November 1, 2014 in Booth #121.

Visitors to the Canon booth will have the opportunity to see the new EOS C100 Mark II, the latest addition to the Company’s Cinema EOS line of professional Super 35mm digital cameras. Additionally, PhotoPlus Expo attendees can try, firsthand, the powerful new EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera, the full line of Canon EOS and Cinema EOS cameras, EF and CN-E lenses, Canon’s professional and consumer camcorders, and the latest in PowerShot cameras including the new PowerShot G7 X. The Company will also be showing its gallery of PIXMA PRO and imagePROGRAF large format professional inkjet prints and will feature stunning images from Canon’s Explorers of Light, as well as live printing demonstrations throughout the show.

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October 24, 2014
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Canon Going To Throw 4K In Everything?

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Canon Rumors writes;

We’re told to expect “a bunch” of 4K products from Canon, starting in early 2015. There will be products in the EOS line, Cinema EOS line and possibly the VIXIA line.

So, after stating Canon will not deliver 4K in any product soon now it seems they have changed their mind. Even the EOS 7D Mark II is speculated to get 4K via firmware update. Some time ago here at Canon Watch we got a tip from a  good source suggesting the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV will come with 4k (and I still think this was and is a reliable rumor).

Well, Apple just introduced their amazing iMac with 5K retina display so it is at least trendy to talk about 4K. I don’t think we will see 4K in Canon’s lower EOS line-up. Currently Canon is featuring 4K on the EOS-1D C (Adorama | B&H Photo) and the C500.

[via CR]

October 23, 2014
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Canon Working on Smaller DSLRs, Not Necessarily Mirrorless (?)

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The Canon EOS M – a totally underestimated gem in Canon’s line-up

Thanks to the source who send the tip.

It appears Canon is investing resources in the development of smaller DSLRs, but not necessarily in mirrorless systems. Well, no one thinks Canon ever believed in MILCs. The rumour I got is saying that Canon has no plans to back up the whole mirrorless thing and prefers to invest resources in developing smaller DSLRs.

According to my source, Canon acknowledges that users want high-performing cameras that are as small as it can get. The Rebel SL1 was just the beginning of a development Canon is committed to evolve further. DSLRs that are as small as possible while maintaining the EF/EF-S mount (but see this interview where Canon says they consider a new mount type for 4/3 systems).

Interesting rumour. In some way it’s backed up by a previous rumour, suggesting that the next Rebel may have an EVF (electronic viewfinder). It is no secret that Canon never really wanted to make a killer mirrorless camera. Though I still think the EOS M is a wonderful and well performing little camera (it just got a lot of bad press by people who never really used it). I have it and I love it. Guess I am among a small group of fans of this camera.

What do you think about this rumor? I think it’s rather plausible to be true.


October 23, 2014
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Deal Alert: Canon Rebel T5i with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM – $550

 $_1-6 eBay seller bigvalueinc (99.2% positive ratings) has the Canon Rebel T5i with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens on sale for $549.99.Free shipping in US and limited quantity.

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October 23, 2014
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Save Big On SanDisk Extreme microSDHC Class 10 UHS-I Memory Cards (Adorama, expires soon)

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Adorama has a special sale on SanDisk Extreme microSDHC Class 10 UHS-I Memory Cards, all come with microSD Adapter. Note: the offer is valid through 10/25 or while supplies last. Free US shipping.

  • 64GB on sale for $47.95 (instead of $79.95)
  • 32GB on sale for $23.95 (instead of $39.95)
  • 16GB on sale for $15.95 (instead of $25.95)
October 23, 2014
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Powershot G7 X Is Canon’s Best Point-and-Shot In Years (says Gizmodo)

Gizmodo posted their review of Canon’s new Powershot G7 X. The Powershot that’s suspected to feature a Sony sensor (though there is no evidence for this).

They liked construction and handling, the touch screen, the “excellent image quality on par or better than anything else like it”.  To the question if you should buy it, the reviewer writes:

Yes. [...] The RX100 line the camera competes with is incredible, and I would rather buy the G7 X anyhow. Mostly, this is because I like the solidly built, well-designed hardware that makes using the camera a pleasure. Sure, there are some downsides that might point you in another direction, like the lack of a hotshoe, and the better video quality on Sony’s compacts.

As [the reviewer] mentioned before, though, the G7 X is more than just a solid camera, it’s well-designed and executed to the point where it feels special. It gives [...] that satisfied feeling [the reviewer] had all those years ago when the S90 nailed exactly what [he] needed. Except now, it’s a contender again.

The Powershot G7 X sells for $699, price check: PixMania UK, Warehouseexpress, DigitalRev, eBay.uk.

[via Gizmodo]

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Powershot G7 X features (from Adorama’s product page):

  • New 1.0-inch, 20.2 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor: combined with Canon’s powerful DIGIC 6 Image Processor creates the Canon HS SYSTEM for outstanding low-light performance up to ISO 12800, enhanced image quality, and fast operation.
  • A bright f/1.8(W).f/2.8(T), 4.2x Optical Zoom: (24mm.100mm), 9-blade iris diaphragm and IS equipped lens enables you to capture more in your frame, and is ideal for low-light conditions or using shallow depth-of-field for dramatic, soft backgrounds. Focus range starts at 2.0 in. for Macro and 1.3ft. for Tele.
  • Selfie-ready multi-angle capacitive 3.0″ touch panel LCD: with a screen resolution of 1,040K dots or a sharp, clear display and easy operation and sharing.
  • High-Speed AF: (0.14sec.) greatly improves focus speed. 31 AF points provide an expanded and more accurate focus area. Paired with continuous shooting speeds of up to 6.5 fps and the removal of buffer time, you can get your best shot in full resolution.
  • Built-in NFC (Near Field Communication): allows quick and ed) simple pairing to a compatible Android device
  • Capture stunning 1080p/60p Full HD video: for lifelike images and convenient playback on an HDTV via the HDMI output. Record at up to 60 fps for even more detailed, superb results in MP4 format.
  • Intelligent IS: automatically chooses from eight different modes to optimize image stabilization for virtually shake-free images in a wide variety of conditions.
  • Convenient control ring, exposure dial, and mode dial: provide intuitive manual adjustment.
  • Shoot breathtaking images and video of the stars: with Star Mode designed to better capture the brilliance and wonder of the night sky.

World-wide order links after the break
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