Canon EOS M3 review (improved AF, excellent image quality, ephotozine)

Canon EOS M3

ephotozine posted their review of the Canon EOS M3. As all other reviews so far, the lack of native lenses is highlighted. In the conclusion they write:

As a camera (and if you ignore the lack of native lenses) the Canon EOS M3 deliver high image quality, with good noise performance up to and including ISO6400, and the camera has siginificantly improved focus performance, making it almost as quick as other mirrorless cameras, and quicker than some. Images have excellent colour and exposure, and look good on the tilting 3 inch touch-screen. For a Canon user with a number of EF lenses, then the EOS M3 would make an excellent companion to another DSLR, letting you use your favourite lenses with a smaller camera body. However, the EOS M3 will look much more apealling, if and when the price comes down to a level more in line with the competition.

A good review for those who want to learn more about Canon’s third mirrorless camera. To see all our EOS M3 coverage click here.

Read the review at ephotozine –>

Canon EOS M3 now shipping!

Canon EOS M3 availability and price check for your country:
Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

The EOS M3 is not on sale in the US, and is available in Europe only as kit with the EF-M 18-55mm IS STM lens (Amazon ItalyAmazon GermanyAmazon UK). You can order the M3 also at DigitalRev (ships internationally)DigitalRev’s price at checkout is inclusive of all taxes and customs for customers from Asia and the EU (and possibly a better price than Amazon), for customers from the US, taxes depend by the state. Detailed M3 specification can be read here.


  • 24.2 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Hybrid CMOS AF III
  • Powerful DIGIC 6 processing
  • 3.0 inch (1040k) ClearView II Tilt Touchscreen
  • 49 Point AF & 4.2 fps continuous shooting
  • Scene Intelligent Auto
  • Stunning 1080p movies at 24, 25 and 30 fps
  • Creative Assist
  • Wi-Fi, Dynamic NFC, remote control and sharing

Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R wildlife photography review (video)

Another video by Tony Northrup on YouTube. The new Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R are reviewed to see how well they suite for wildlife photography.

The Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R will soon start shipping, possibly starting by next Friday, June 5th. That’s what the product page at Adorama suggests. Orders will be filled on a first come first serve basis. Pre-order the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R:

Canon EOS 5DS availability check for your country: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA, Canon EOS 5DS R availability check for your country: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA


Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM vs Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 (and other lenses) comparison review (video)


PhotoRec Toby on YouTube posted a 5 minutes video where they compare Canon’s new EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens with several other lenses (most 50mm), among these also the Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 lens. The other compared lenses are the EF 50mm f/1.4 USMEF 40mm f/2.8 STMSigma 50mm f/1.4. It’s a 5 minutes review so don’t expect miracles.


[via PhotoRec Toby]

Canon PowerShot G7X Sample Movie “City”

New Canon Powershot G7 X sample video by CanonUSA on YouTube.

Specs (taken from B&H’s product page):

  • 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

Canon Powershot G7 X price check
Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

Powershot G7 X

Canon Powershot G7 X

Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art lens announced

In 2013 Lomography announced the the replica of the 19th century Petzval lens. Now they announced a new Petzval-type lens, the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art lens.

Boasting newly developed features such as swirly bokeh control and a 58mm focal length, the New Petzval 58 is perfect for everything from landscape and street photography to portraits and beyond! And it’s available in both Canon EF and Nikon F mounts, so it works right off the bat with loads of different analogue and digital SLR cameras. Not to mention it’s compatible with many other cameras using adapter mounts!

Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art

The new cool feature on this lens is the “Bokeh Control Ring” wich allows for different degrees of background bokeh. See pic below.

Petzval 58

Different degrees of bokeh

Did you know Petzval lenses are handmade?

Featuring the finest quality Russian glass optics, the New Petzval 58 delivers crystal clear images with deeply strong color and character. But the magnificence of the New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens extends far beyond the photos it takes. A welcome addition to the luxurious Lomography Art Lens Family, the lens is manufactured by hand and is available in a brass or black finish. The lens also features a Waterhouse Aperture system with plates ranging from f/1.9 to f/16 and a Gear Rack Focusing Knob for smooth and fast focusing.

Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art

Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art

On Lomography’s site there are many sample pictures.

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[via PetaPixel]