Exhibitions announced for Visa pour l’Image 2015 festival of photojournalism

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Canon press release:

First details have been announced of the exhibition and screening schedule for the 27th Visa pour l’Image international festival of photojournalism – taking place in Perpignan, France, from 29 August to 13 September 2015.

Each year, many of the world’s best photographers head to Perpignan for the annual celebration of photojournalism that is Visa pour l’Image, an event that is held within the city’s finest churches and buildings.

Commenting on the programme for this year’s festival, Visa pour l’Image founder and director, Jean-François Leroy said: “When you look at the wealth of photography we have for the 2015 festival, when you look at what’s coming onto the market, when you look at the new names appearing, with new talent and more energy, when you wander around Perpignan in September, you realise that photojournalism is certainly not going to disappear. That’s good news.”

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Canon EOS 5DS R real world samples published

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DPReview added a set of EOS 5DS R real world sample pics to their upcoming review of the EOSD 5DS and EOS 5DS R. Pleaye note that given the huge file size of the RAW sample, these files can be downloaded separately. All links and instructions can be found atDPReview.

Want to have a look at the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R features? The user manuals for the Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R can be downloaded at Canon Europe.

Canon’s new EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R are available for pre-order:

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Around the Globe with Canon and Brian Maranan Pineda (video)

Nice little video about travel and photography by CanonUSA on YouTube:

When you travel, time seems to fly by. Don’t regret it later because your experiences are too extraordinary to remember with photos that are just “good enough.” The places you go, the people you meet and your adventures of a lifetime are worth getting the right shot with a Canon camera.

Reports about Canon XC10 lens sliding out when used on drone

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First reviews about the Canon XC10 aren’t really stellar, and now reports about the XC10’s lens “sliding out” when the camera is used on a drone appear to make the figures even worse. If true, this is particularly embarrassing since Canon touts the XC10 as made for drones.

Drone operator Scott Winn tested a Canon XC10, and says:

The lens is a high quality 4k lens that was specially built for this camera and isn’t some kit lens. But never the less it is a fixed lens. On occasion while flying this camera when we would looks straight down the lens would slide out, and we would have to land to fix it. Perhaps this was a prototype issue, but all it takes is some tape to fix that. The autofocus seemed to have a harder time than it did when shooting from the ground. On the ground it was near flawless, but in the air we couldn’t get it to keep focus.

Having to fix a sliding lens with tape isn’t what you are willing to accept on a $2,500 camera.

Canon’s new, 4k and WiFi enabled, XC10 camera (announcement) sells for $2,499 and is available for pre-order at B&H Photo | Adorama. Canon XC10 specs:

  • 4K Wide-Angle 10x Zoom Lens with Image
  • 12 Megapixel One-Inch 4K-Compatible CMOS Image Sensor
  • DiG!C DV 5 Image Processor
  • XF-AVC Codec for 4K 30p and Full HD 60p
  • Multiple Recording Modes and Frame Rates
  • Slow and Fast Motion Recording
  • Exceptional Still Capture Capability
  • High Speed Dual Pixel AF with Face Detection
  • CFast 4K Recording Technology
  • Canon Log and Wide Dynamic Range Gamma
  • Image Settings Compatible with Cinema EOS Cameras
  • Compact and Ergonomic Design
  • Wireless Operation
  • Workflow Versatility
  • Compatible with Multiple Canon Accessories
[Helivate Films via EOSHD]

[CW1] Canon working on a professional underwater camera?

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A weird rumor surfaced. The rumor suggests Canon is working on a professional underwater camera that “would not require an underwater housing” and that is “far superior to any of the point and shoot options” out there.

I do not know how deep an underwater cameras has to go to be called a professional underwater camera. On the other hand I am pretty sure to know that without an external housing a camera can hardly be taken “seriously” underwater.

What do you think?

[via CR]

About our rumour rating:

  • CW1 – probably fake rumor, not reliable (less than 15% chance to be real)
  • CW2 – rumor from an unknown/new source, but otherwise at least a plausible rumor (15%-40% chance to be real)
  • CW3 – around 50% chance to be real, coming from a known source, or from new source with good insight in Canon’s business
  • CW4 – rumor from a known source that was right in the past, high probability to be true (60%-80% chance to be real)
  • CW5 – as good as certain to be true