Canon Cinema EOS Cameras Captures Space In 4K For New IMAX® 3D Film

Canon Cinema EOS Cameras

Canon press release:

Canon Cinema EOS Captures Space In 4K For New IMAX® 3D Film

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 22, 2014 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that Canon Cinema EOS digital cameras and lenses have been selected by IMAX Corporation for an exciting mission to capture 4K footage in space. The cameras and lenses left Earth Saturday on a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The equipment will arrive at the International Space Station, where astronauts will capture stunning 4K content for the upcoming new 3D film, tentatively titled A Perfect Planet, a presentation of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and IMAX Entertainment.

The IMAX production team selected Canon EOS C500 EF digital cinema cameras, Canon EOS 1D-C digital SLR cameras, and a selection of Canon Cinema Zoom and Prime lenses for the project. The EOS C500s will be paired with Codex recorders to capture 4K images.Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Toni Myers, the IMAX 3D space project will offer breathtaking, illuminating views of Earth from space, exploring mankind’s future on and off the planet. Renowned large format cinematographer James Neihouse serves as the film’s director of photography and trained the astronauts who will man the cameras while in orbit.

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Canon’s Creative And Workflow Solutions at IBC 2014

IBC 2014

Canon press release:

Canon showcased its full range of world-class film-making products – including its Cinema EOS Digital Cinema Cameras, HD camcorders and broadcast, cinematography and EF lenses, plus cutting-edge Full HD and 4K workflow solutions – at IBC 2014, one of the leading global trade shows for media and broadcast professionals held at the RAI exhibition and convention centre in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 12-16 September 2014.

Stand E.50 in Hall 11 of the RAI venue was home to Canon, and it drew large crowds of industry professionals who were eager to ‘Touch and Try’ the extensive range of Canon products including the XF205 HD camcorder and the CN7x17 KAS S – Canon’s first-ever cine-servo lens, which features a 17-120mm zoom, stunning 4K optical performance and a removable drive unit.

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Canon Powershot G7 X Hands-On Review (Dpreview)

 Powershot G7 X

Dpreview posted their hands-on review of the Powershot G7 X. An excerpt:

As far as autofocus is concerned, the G7 X features a 31-point contrast-detection AF system (not hybrid). We’ve only used a pre-production sample but our initial impressions of focus speed are very positive. No doubt the tendency to focus with the lens’ aperture wide open – regardless of the shooting aperture – keeps AF working fast and reliably, even in lower light.

Want to have a look at the manual to learn more about the G7 X? Click here for instructions how to download the manual. Canon’s new super-small camera with a big sensor and WiFi is already shipping at DigitalRev for €629/$699. The PowerShot G7 X will be available in October 201. Pre-order at Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon.

Specs:

  • 20.2MP 1″ High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 4.2x Optical Zoom f/1.8-2.8 IS Lens
  • 24-100mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 3.0″ 1,040k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • High-Speed AF with 31 Focus Points
  • Full HD Video Recording at 60p
  • ISO 12,800 & 6.5 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Control Ring, Dials & Built-In ND Filter
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC

More world-wide pre-order links after the break.

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Humor: Watch the “Creepiest Canon Camera Review Ever” (NSFW)

Reviewer “Frank Lasagna” compares the Canon EOS 6D vs the Rebel T5i, and he does it on his own way. For instance, he tests high ISO performance spying his neighbour’s wife at night with a zoom. AF is tested while the subject is “fleeing”. The video is a parody of Dave Dougdale’s comparison of the EOS 60D vs the Rebel T4i.

There is more weirdness in the video, and also some strong language. So I would say it’s NSFW.

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