Sony rumored to be so scared by Canon to work on 50MP camera [CW4]

Sony Rumored To Be So Scared By Canon To Work On 50MP Camera [CW4]

Our friends at Sony Alpha Rumors got a tip that Sony is actively developing a DSLR with over 50MP. This is clearly an answer to Canon’s recent and impressing technical advancement with the EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R DSLRs. The EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R are competing in the domain of medium format cameras, and they are of outstanding technical quality and deliver industry leading image quality. Something Sony is likely deeply disliking.

Sony fans are obviously hoping this 50MP Sony DSLR will produce the same outstanding image quality as the EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R (and any Canon DSLR for that matter). I doubt this is something Sony is able to achieve in an easy way. The Sony Alpha a7RII and Alpha a7SII are innovative products, packed with advanced tech and all sort of gimmicks, but are by no way the professional tools Sony want us to believe they are.

[via Sony Alpha Rumors]

Adorama and Canon Support Heart Gallery NYC “Through the Eyes of the Homeless” Project

Adorama And Canon Support Heart Gallery NYC “Through The Eyes Of The Homeless” Project

The Heart Gallery NYC exhibition will take place on November 16th, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Prince George Ballroom, 15 East 27th Street, NYC. To RSVP, please visit http://www.eyesofthehomelessnyc.org/event. For more information on “Through the Eyes of the Homeless,” including press contacts, behind the scene images and participant portraits, please visit http://www.eyesofthehomelessnyc.org/.

Press release (via Photography Blog)

Adorama and Canon Support Heart Gallery NYC “Through the Eyes of the Homeless” Project

Adorama and Canon provide cameras and photography training for homeless as part of awareness initiative; Photo gallery opens to the public on November 16, 2015

New York, NY – November 16, 2015 – Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video and audio, imaging and electronics retailers, is joining forces with camera manufacturer Canon to support the Heart Gallery NYC and the NYC Department of Homeless Services initiative “Through the Eyes of the Homeless” by providing 25 Canon PowerShot G7-X compact cameras and photography training to homeless. The Heart Gallery NYC initiative empowers homeless individuals while raising awareness around the lack of affordable housing in NYC through photography. Under the mentorship of professional Canon photographers, 14 currently or previously homeless individuals were asked to photograph the city, capturing their unique perspectives of New York City. The strongest photos were chosen for a gallery presentation that will be on exhibit to the public at the Prince George Ballroom, opening Monday November 16th, and subsequently featured in City Hall.

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Canon Rebel SL2 to be announced January 2016? [CW3]

Canon Rebel SL2 To Be Announced January 2016? [CW3]

I got a hint (thanks) that the Canon Rebel SL2 may be announced in January 2016. CES 2016 is happening in January 2016, so it makes some sense.

Most of us were expecting the Rebel SL2 to be announced in Fall 2015, But it didn’t happen. The replacement for the Rebel SL1 is long overdue, a January 2016 announcement is likely.

No specs so far, at least not from sources I can really trust. However, sorting out all the hints, I put together a list of specs that are at least plausible.

  • 24MP, same sensor as T6i/T6s
  • Smaller than SL1
  • Wireless battery charging, old charger still supplied and works as before
  • 19 point AF system
  • Hybrid CMOS AF III
  • Digic 6
  • New battery type

There will be more soon, stay tuned…

Cyber Monday in November by Canon Store, take 3 (SL1 at $280, 7D2 at $999, more good deals)

Cyber Monday In November By Canon Store, Take 3 (SL1 At $280, 7D2 At $999, More Good Deals)

The Canon Direct Store put online their third Cyber Monday in November deals on refurbished gear.

There are some excellent deals you may want not to miss. Refurbioshed Canon EOS 7D Mark II at $999, Canon Rebel Sl1 with 18-55mm IS STM lens at $279.99, refurbished Rebel SL1 with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM & EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 lenses on sale on sale at $299.98. Use promo code HUSH3-0QO2C05 at checkout.

It’s always a good idea to have a look at Canon Store’s listings on refurbished gear. There are some outstanding deals waiting to be found.

Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM review (photozone)

Canon EF-M 11-22mm F/4-5.6 IS STM Review (photozone)

Photozone reviewed the Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM, one of the five lenses for Canon’s EOS M system. From the conclusion:

Canon has a quite consistent record when it comes to lens quality and this is reconfirmed with the Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 STM IS once again. The resolution characteristic is generally very good except in the extreme corners at 11mm. Image distortions as well as lateral CAs are about average (in the true sense) for a lens in this class. If there’s one substantial weakness, it’s the amount of vignetting. We can’t really tell whether it’s just the lens or the combination with the sensor but the system performance is poor at fully open aperture. However, the transition of the vignetting is fairly smooth – thus less disturbing – and it’s much better at f/8. Read the review…

There is an interesting point discussed in Photozone’s review. The reviewer hypothises that the stron vignetting on the EF-M 11-22mm may be in part also due to the sensor. They suggest the EOS M3 sensor is not optimised for lenses made for mirrorless systems. You can read about this issue here.

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EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

[UPDATE] Canon EOS 80D gets another mention, still rumored to have 28MP, beta units undergoing tests? [CW3]

[UPDATE] Canon EOS 80D Gets Another Mention, Still Rumored To Have 28MP, Beta Units Undergoing Tests? [CW3]

Update (11/16/15): Some rumor sites are claiming the Canon EOS 80D may be announced in January 2016. This is bs, a fake rumor! There will be no EOS 80D announcement in January. The EOS 80D will most likely be announced in Summer 2016.

I got a new hint for the upcoming EOS 80D (expected Summer 2016). The EOS 80D’s shape will be barely indistinguishable from the EOS 70D. The previously rumored 28MP sensor was mentioned again. Needless to say, Dual Pixel AF will be on board. I also got hints about new video modes. I am investigating (no 4K to expect).

The source also stated that early beta units of the EOS 80D are undergoing first tests. If the the supposed announcement date of Summer 2016 is to believe, then it’s plausible Canon may start beta-testing the EOS 80D now.

I am trying to get a picture of the EOS 80D AF system but will retain the suggestions I got until I get a better picture. The 80D’s AF  will likely be more evolved than the AF on the 70D but for sure not the  same as on the upcoming EOS-1D X Mark II. I am working to sort out rumors sent by people trying to give a hint from those coming from people trying to spam my inbox.

Stay tuned.