September 15, 2014
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Canon Digital Learning Center Articles About EOS 7D Mark II Features

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The Canon Digital Learning Center posted a set of articles that explain the Canon EOS 7D Mark II‘s new features.

On CPN there is also an article by Canon Explorer Alessandro Trovati where he gives his first thoughts on the key advantages offered by the new EOS 7D Mark II DSLR. B&H has a hands-on review.

The new EOS 7D Mark II can be pre-ordered. Shipment is expected for November 2014 and orders will be shipped on a first come first serve basis::

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September 15, 2014
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Canon EOS 7D Mark II Hands-On Reviews Round-Up (videos)

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The first hands-on reviews for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II showed up on Youtube. Here a selection for you. Pre-orders are already possible. Shipment is expected for November 2014 and orders will be shipped on a first come first serve basis:

Canon has a dedicated site for the EOS 7D Mark II.


By Canon Australia


By Canon Europe


By B&H Photo

Digital Camera World

 


By KelbyOne

 


By Wex Photographic

By ValueTechTV (in German)

Canon EOS 7D Mark II world-wide pre-order links:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, Digitalrev, eBay.au
Austria: PixMania AT, DigitalRev, Wex Photographie, eBay.at
Belgium: PixMania BE, DigitalRev, eBay.be
Canada: Amazon.ca, newegg, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H, eBay.ca
China: Amazon.cn, Digitalrev, eBay
Denmark: DigitalRev, eBay
Finland: DigitalRev, eBay
France: PixMania FR, DigitalRev, eBay.fr
Germany: Wex Photographie, DigitalRev, eBay.de, PixMania DE
Hong Kong: Amazon, Adorama, Digitalrev, B&H, eBay
Ireland: Amazon.uk, DigitalRev, eBay.ie
Italy: DigitalRev, PixMania IT, eBay.it
Japan: Amazon.jp, Rakuten, DigitalRev, eBay
Netherlands: PixMania NL, DigitalRev, eBay.nl
Norway: DigitalRev, eBay
Poland: DigitalRev, Redcoon.pl, eBay
Singapore: B&H, Adorama, Digitalrev, eBay
Spain: PixMania ES, DigitalRev, Redcoon.es, eBay.es
Suisse: DigitalRev, Wex Photographie, eBay.ch
Sweden: DigitalRev, eBay
Thailand: Amazon, DigitalRev, B&H, Adorama, eBay
United Kingdom: PixMania UK, Warehouseexpress, DigitalRev, eBay.uk
USA: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

September 15, 2014
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Canon EOS 7D Mark II Officially Announced ($1,799 body only, $2,149 w/ 18-135mm IS STM)

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Canon officially announced the Canon EOS 7D Mark II.

Pre-orders are already possible. Shipment is expected for November 2014 and orders will be shipped on a first come first serve basis:

CPN article with video here. The EOS 7D Mark II is expected to become available in November 2014 and will be on display to the public for the first time at the photokina show in Cologne, Germany, which takes place from 16-21 September 2014.

Canon’s press release is here – (German | France).

Canon EOS 7D Mark II highlights and description:

Fuel Your Creative Passion.
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II digital SLR camera is designed to meet the demands of photographers and videographers who want a camera that can provide a wide range of artistic opportunities. With a winning combination of cutting-edge operations and a robust,ergonomic design, it is optimized to make even the most challenging photography simple and easy. The EOS 7D Mark II features a refined APS-C sized 20.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor with Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors for gorgeous imagery. It shoots up to 10 frames per second at ISOs ranging from 100–16000 (expandable to H1: 25600, H2: 51200), has a 65-point* all cross-type AF system and features Canon’s amazing Dual Pixel CMOS AF for brilliant Live-View AF. It has dual card slots for both CF and SD cards, USB 3.0vconnectivity and even has built-in GPS** for easy location tagging, automatically. Compatible with an ever-expanding collection of EF and EF-S lenses plus a host of EOS accessories, the EOS 7D Mark II is an ideal tool for creative and ambitious photography.
  • 20.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and ISO 100–16000 (expandable to H1: 25600, H2: 51200) for reduced noise at high
  • ISOs and high performance Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors for outstanding image quality and processing s
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  • High speed continuous shooting up to 10.0 fps allows you to capture fast action.
  • 65-point* all cross-type AF system for high-perform ance, accurate subject tracking with EV -3 sensitivity (center point) for focusing in extreme low-light conditions.
  • Canon’s innovative Dual Pixel CMOS AF enables you to shoot video like a camcorder with smooth, fast, and accurate autofocus and lets you enjoy instant and precise autofocus even when shooting stills.
  • Stunning Full HD video with Custom Movie Servo AF (speed and sensitivity) for continuous focus tracking of moving subjects, multiple frame rates including Full HD recording at 60p in MOV and MP4 formats and uncompressed HDMI out.
  • Intelligent Viewfinder II provides approximately 100% field of view for shooting ease.
  • Improved custom controls and built-in intervalometer and bulb timer for expanded creativity.
  • Magnesium alloy body with shutter durability up to200,000 cycles and enhanced dust and weather resistance.
  • EOS Scene Detection System features a new 150,000-pixel/RGB+IR metering sensor for improved precision.
  • Built-in GPS** Receiver provides a digital compass, records locati on information (longitude, latitude, elevation and universal coordinated time (UTC)) as EXIF information for geotagging images when shooting.
  • 3.0-inch Clear View II LCD monitor (approximately 1,040,000 dots) for bright and clear viewing.
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Superlative Sensor for Gorgeous Images.
20.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and ISO 100–16000
The EOS 7D Mark II has a newly designed 20.2 Megapixel sensor that delivers high-resolution image files with stunning detail and impressive clarity. Optimized for low-light shooting, the EOS 7D Mark II’s sensor captures images at up to ISO 16000 (expandable to H1: 25600, H2: 51200) with remarkably low noise, thanks to its improved, higher sensitivity design. Phenomenal for stills, the EOS 7D Mark II’s sensor is equally up to the task for movies, delivering Full HD capture even at rates of up to 60p.
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Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors
The EOS 7D Mark II’s sensor works seamlessly with its Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors for advanced image processing across the board. These image processors help the EOS 7D Mark II capture up to 1090 JPEG, 31 RAW, and 19 RAW + JPEG shots in a single burstfor amazing action photography. Further, they enable the camera’s powerful image processing on-the-fly: lens aberration, variances in peripheral illumination and image distortion can all be corrected in real time thanks to the EOS 7D Mark II’s Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors
Speed Improvements Across the Board.
High speed continuous shooting up to 10.0 fps allows you to capture fast action
With a new, rugged shutter designed for 200,000 cycles, the EOS 7D Mark II can shoot up to 10 frames per second to capture all the action. With super quick AF and exposure systems complementing the shutter’s 55 msec shutter release time lag, the EOS 7D Mark II is tailored to meet and even exceed the speed of the action. Refined mechanics like a newly designed, more efficient shutter-drive motor and a vibration dampened mirror drive mean impressive performance for high caliber image quality, fast.
Sophisticated Mirror Control System
The EOS 7D Mark II camera employs an advanced mirror vibration control technology that enables the camera to support its speedy, continuous shooting capabilities while ensuring great image quality. The system uses a motor to help reduce the vibrations caused by high-speed shooting. By reducing the vibrations, the camera can achieve accurate and precise autofocus to provide steady and clear action shots at up to 10.0 frames per second.
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Brilliant, Speedy AF Tracking.
65-point* all cross-type AF system for high-performance, accurate subject tracking with EV -3 sensitivity (center point) for focusing in extreme low-light conditions. An EOS first, the EOS 7D Mark II features 65 all cross-type AF points* for high precision AF at remarkable speed. Cross-type AF points ensure stable AF that is not influenced by the subject’s shape or color. On the EOS 7D Mark II, the AF points are spread over a wide area of the frame, enabling faster AF, wherever the subject lies. With a central dual cross-type AF point of f/2.8, AF is enhanced with lenses faster than f/2.8. And thanks to this new system, AF is possible even in dim lighting as low as EV-3.
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Achieve Impressive AF During Video Capture.
Canon’s innovative Dual Pixel CMOS AF enables you to shoot video like a camcorder with smooth, fast, and accurate autofocus and lets you enjoy instant and precise autofocus even when shooting stills. The EOS 7D Mark II features Canon’s revolutionary Dual Pixel CMOS AF, a milestone in AF speed and accuracy that unlocks the potential of Live View shooting. This advanced technology has truly changed what is possible with a DSLR camera. Dual Pixel CMOS AF involves a sophisticated rethinking of the CMOS sensor. Traditionally, image sensors have one photodiode per pixel for recording, but the CMOS sensor on the EOS 7D Mark II has two photodiodes per pixel, 40 million in total, enabling each pixel on the sensor to both perform phase-difference detection autofocus and capture light. With phase-difference detection AF, autofocus is achieved quickly and easily on the camera. This unique AF system enables autofocus on approximately 80% of the image plane, vertically and horizontally, and helps ensure virtually no loss in image quality.

The benefits of Dual Pixel CMOS AF are clearly evident in Live View and video shooting, where the EOS 7D Mark II achieves natural, precise focus very quickly, even when switching between subjects. And, combined with the predictive power of Movie Servo AF, subjects in motion are smoothly and consistently tracked – once focus is locked, the EOS 7D Mark II holds on! Plus, with the shallowdepth-of-field afforded by EOS optics, video gains a brilliant, cinematic ambience lacking when shooting video with many other Digital SLRs.

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HD Quality, EOS Performance.
Stunning Full HD video with custom Movie Servo AF (speed and sensitivity) for continuous focus tracking of moving subjects, multiple frame rates including Full HD recording at 60p in MOV and MP4 formats and uncompressed HDMI out. While offering performance improvements across the board for still photography, the EOS 7D Mark II is also an incredibly capable HD movie camera. Taking advantage of its Dual Pixel CMOS AF capabilities, the EOS 7D Mark II has customizable Movie Servo AF options: not only can AF location be defined, AF speed and tracking intervals can be specified too, for fluid, smooth focus transitions. The EOS 7D Mark II delivers refined and detailed image quality with Full HD 60P recording at ISO value s up to 16000, has an HDMI output and records to both SD and CF cards for versatility and security during important shoots.
Comprehensive Information, Right in the Viewfinder.
Intelligent Viewfinder II provides approximately 100% field of view for shooting ease. The EOS 7D Mark II’s Intelligent Viewfinder II make s it easy to both shoot, change and confirm camera settings and shooting modes all without looking away from the viewfinder. Displaying approximately 100% of the composition, the viewfinder can show settings like shooting mode, exposure level, white balance, drive mode, AF operation, metering mode, recording format, even an electronic level and more. All of this information can be displayed by or superimposed easily over the image for review while shooting, and multiple views are customizable through the EOS 7D Mark II’s simple user interface.
Specialty Controls, Built Right In.
Improved custom controls and built-in intervalometer and bulb timer for expanded creativity. An EOS first, the EOS 7D Mark II offers time-lapse fixed-point shooting and long exposures without the need for a remote control. The EOS 7D Mark II’s interval timer takes from 1 to 99 shots at preselected intervals, ideal for shoot ing flowers as they bloom or clouds drifting through the sky. Its built-in bulb timer keeps the shutter open for a designated amount of time, perfect for night photography, or to capture the flow of traffic on a street corner.
Built to Perform.
Magnesium alloy body with shutter durability up to 200,000 cycles and enhanced dust and weather resistance
The EOS 7D Mark II is constructed of the highest quality materials, and to exacting standards that ensure unfettered performance at all times. For example, the shutter can shoot at speeds up to 1/8000 sec. for up to 200,000 cycles, the chassis is built of lightweight and rigid magnesium, and the camera’s seals are built to resist water and dust. This combination makes the EOS 7D Mark II ready for almost anything.
Speed and Accuracy with Intelligent Subject Recognition and Analysis.
EOS Scene Detection System features a new 150,000-pixel RGB+IR Metering Sensor for improved precision. The EOS 7D Mark II has an amazing iSA Intelligent Subject Analysis system that employs an independent RGB light sensor with approximately 150,000-pixel resolution. This sensor enables Canon’s intelligent Tracking and Recognition system (iTR AF) that detects and tracks subjects, automatically switchin g the AF point to optimize tracking. With new track ing algorithms tailored to recognize faces and colors, this system serves as a brilliant foundation to the EOS 7D Mark II’s AF system.
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Extraordinary GPS, Built-in.
Built-in GPS* Receiver provides a digital compass, records location information (longitude, latitude, elevation and universal coordinated time (UTC)) as EXIF information for geotagging images when shooting. Ideal for travel or nature photography, the EOS 7D Mark II’s built-in GPS* can record longitude, latitude and altitude data as EXIF data, can track movement at set intervals with its logging function, and can even set the camera’s internal clock to local time! When using the logger function on a computer, you will see the exact route you travelled, and the map will show you where and when you took each image.
Sharp and Clear Viewing.
3.0-inch Clear View II LCD monitor (approximately 1,040,000 dots) for bright and clear viewing). The EOS 7D Mark II comes with a 3.0-inch Clear View II LCD monitor for shooting videos and stills. Displaying fine detail (at approximately 1.04 million dots), this screen is perfect for composing and reviewing images. Thanks to a solid construction between the monitor’s resin-coated cover and the liquid cry stal display, reflections are minimized, and the display can be viewed with reduced glare. The LCD’s surface is treated with a smudge-resistant coating to minimize fingerprints a nd maintain a bright, clear image display.
Additional Features.
Anti-flicker shooting
The EOS 7D Mark II features a new flicker detection system that not only alerts the user in the viewfinder, but with the camera’s Anti-Flicker Shooting  function can compensate for flickering light sources, taking shots only at peak light volume. This feature is useful for minimizing disparities in color and exposure, especially during continuous shooting in sub-optimal lighting situations.

In-camera lens aberration corrections

To help photographers with achieving high quality images, the EOS 7D Mark II corrects image distortion s like peripheral illumination, chromatic aberration and distortion, in-camera, as the image is recorded. When shooting in Live View mode, the results of distortion can even be monitored in real time through the EOS 7D Mark II’s Image Simulation Function.
USB 3.0
The EOS 7D Mark II features a USB 3.0 digital terminal for fast transfer to PCs and printers, plus offers connectivity to Canon’s WFT-E7 (Version 2) for wireless transfer and Wi-Fi® compatibility. NOTE: For connecting an interface cable to the USB 3.0 terminal, a cable protector is included with the EOS 7D Mark II, and must be used at all times to protect the camera’s circuit board.
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September 15, 2014
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Canon Powershot G7 X, Powershot SX60 HS and Powershot N2 Officially Announced

 

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The Powershot G7 X

Canon announced 3 new Powershot cameras:

  • PowerShot G7 X, available in October 201, price of $699.99. Pre-order at Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon
  • PowerShot SX60 HS , available in October 2014, price of $549.99. Pre-order at Adorama | B&H Photo
  • PowerShot N2, available in December 2014, choice of black and white body colors, price of $299.99. Pre-order at Adorama (black or white) | B&H Photo (black or white)

Press release:

Three New High-End, Advanced PowerShot Models from Canon U.S.A. Empower Photographers to Create Amazing Images and Video

PowerShot G7 X is the Company’s First One-Inch Sensor Compact Digital Camera, PowerShot SX60 HS Digital Camera Boasts a Super 65x Optical Zoom Lens and PowerShot N2 Digital Camera Features an Updated Body Design with a Selfie-Ready LCD Touch Panel

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 15, 2014 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced three new PowerShot models expanding upon its lineup of high-quality, compact digital cameras, the PowerShot G7 X, the PowerShot SX60 HS and the PowerShot N21. The PowerShot G7 X is the company’s first compact point-and-shoot camera with a one-inch sensor, giving users an outstanding portable camera that allows them to take high-quality photographs and videos. The PowerShot SX60 HS camera features a 65x Optical Zoom lens and amazingly broad focal length range equivalent to 21mm -1365mm, while the PowerShot N2 camera has a compact and unique, stylish design with a selfie-ready, flip-up touch panel LCD that makes it easy for social media fanatics to share their favorite photos and videos via the camera’s Wi-Fi® and Near Field Communications (NFC™)2 features.

“Canon continually strives to provide imaging enthusiasts with the tools they need to create high-quality images and videos,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “We believe in the talent of those passionate about photography and these three new PowerShot cameras allow photographers to capture, print and share their most amazing images.”

The PowerShot G7 X Digital Camera

Ideal for those looking for DSLR features and quality in a compact point-and-shoot body, the PowerShot G7 X digital camera is Canon’s first compact camera with a one-inch sensor. The large, one-inch, 20.2-megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor delivers optimal performance with an ISO range of 125 – 12,800. The sensor, along with Canon’s exclusive DIGIC 6 Image Processor, creates Canon’s high-sensitivity HS System delivering excellent low-light performance so images and videos shot are clear and sharp, helping to ensure that the finest details of the scene are preserved.

Featuring an impressive, newly developed premium quality Canon lens with 4.2x optical zoom ratio (equivalent to 24-100mm), together with a maximum aperture range of f/1.8 to f/2.8 from wide to telephoto, the PowerShot G7 X camera gives users the high level of optical performance required to capture beautiful images when shooting portraits and crisp clarity when shooting sweeping landscapes or creative macro shots. The lens features a nine-blade curved aperture diaphragm to provide beautiful, blurred backgrounds even at full-zoom range. And the camera’s built-in ND filter expands the options for creative expression with stills and videos. The PowerShot G7 X camera lets users fully realize the clarity and creativity of their shots with the new multi-angle (up to 180 degrees) three-inch capacitive touch LCD panel featuring a screen resolution of 1,040K dots.

Greatly improving a photographer’s ability to capture subjects in motion is the camera’s High Speed AF and its 31 AF points, spread widely across the picture area to help users capture every shot with accuracy and ease. Paired with continuous shooting speeds up to 6.5 frames per second, the PowerShot G7 X camera gives users the capability to take their best shots in full resolution.

The PowerShot G7 X camera is equipped with built-in Wi-Fi technology, so users can share their stunning still images and videos quickly and easily online using compatible mobile devices3. Using the Mobile Device Connect Button, users can connect to a compatible smartphone or tablet easily, while direct uploading and storage of images and movies to the web is easily done using Canon iMAGE GATEWAY4. For even easier connectivity, the PowerShot G7 X camera also features NFC making initial setup and pairing easier with a compatible Android device.

Photographers can also capture stunning Full HD video up to 1080/60p with the PowerShot G7 X camera. Accessing the various video shooting modes is easily done as the automatic and manual focus, along with the exposure settings, can be controlled using the touch panel, the dial on the back of the camera or a control ring on the lens and convenient playback on a HDTV can be done via the camera’s HDMI port.

The PowerShot G7 X camera also offers multiple shooting modes giving users the power of expression. For example, the advanced Star Mode features four options to capture images of starry night skies with impeccable quality. The “Star Portrait” and “Star Nightscape” modes help capture the radiance of stars in the background while still allowing photographers to capture a foreground subject. The “Star Trails” mode turns star movement into a luminous still image, while the “Star Time-Lapse Movie” mode makes beautiful video clips that show the movement of the stars against a static background.

For even more creative expression, the PowerShot G7 X camera features Canon’s unique Creative Shot Mode for still images, with four filter categories – Retro, Monochrome, Special and Natural. Smart AUTO technology selects 58 different pre-defined scenes for still shots and 21 for video making it possible to take beautiful images and video in a variety of situations. The camera’s High Dynamic Range (HDR) Mode offers ample versatility for creating still images with an artistic flare. Additionally, the camera’s Intelligent IS automatically chooses from one of eight modes to help optimize image stabilization for virtually shake-free images in various shooting conditions.

For photograph purists, the PowerShot G7 X camera fully supports both manual exposure control and the user’s choice of RAW, JPEG or RAW+JPEG recording formats. The PowerShot G7 X camera also provides excellent manual control operability with a touch panel, a programmable control ring on the lens, an exposure compensation dial, and two customizable buttons on the back in a sleek, compact body.

The PowerShot SX60 HS Digital Camera

The new PowerShot SX60 HS digital camera is the latest addition to Canon’s SX high-power zoom lineup. With 65x optical zoom (equivalent to 21-1365mm) and Optical Image Stabilization for steady images, this camera lets users zoom in and capture special moments even at long range. This new model includes a 16.1 megapixel* CMOS image sensor that, when paired with Canon’s DIGIC 6 Image processor, creates Canon’s high-sensitivity HS System to enhance low-light image quality. Further boosting the performance of the camera’s 65x zoom lens is Canon’s innovative Intelligent IS system which provides users with outstanding eight-mode shake correction technology. For filmmaking enthusiasts, the camera’s 1080/60p Full HD video capabilities feature the choice of automatic or manual exposure control together with a built-in stereo microphone and a port for optional external stereo microphone to record life-like audio with ease.

Like the PowerShot G7 X, the PowerShot SX60 HS camera is equipped with built-in Wi-Fi technology, so users can share the amazing still images and videos taken with the camera online quickly and easily using compatible mobile devices. The camera’s Mobile Device Connect Button makes it easy for users to connect to a compatible smartphone or tablet. Images and movies uploaded to the cloud via Canon iMAGE GATEWAY can be shared easily on social media platforms. The PowerShot SX60 HS camera also includes NFC making initial setup and pairing easier with a compatible Android device.

The PowerShot SX60 HS camera features Canon’s Face Detection and Tracking AF system plus full resolution continuous shooting up to 6.4 frames per second (when not utilizing Tracking AF). The camera also features a new EOS-style grip design for comfortable and secure handling. Users can choose between a three-inch 922K dot Vari-Angle LCD screen for low-or high-angle shooting and a high-resolution 922K dot electronic viewfinder, ideal for shooting in bright outdoor conditions.

When shooting at extreme telephoto focal lengths, the Zoom Framing Assist function remembers the user’s previous zoom position, zooms out to locate the subject, and zooms right back into the saved position when the button is released. An additional feature to this Zoom Framing Assist allows users to preset a desired composition such as whole body, upper body or face. Once this feature is enabled, the PowerShot SX60 HS camera will zoom its lens automatically to maintain the desired composition even if the subject moves closer or further from the camera. Another new function called Zoom Memory makes it possible to quickly return to the most recently used zoom position, even if the battery or memory card is replaced.

To help make photographs and video that are creative yet simple to capture, the PowerShot SX60 HS camera features Creative Shot mode and Canon’s Smart AUTO mode that intelligently selects optimal camera settings from 58 different pre-defined scenes for still shots and 21 for video. The PowerShot SX60 HS camera also features full-manual exposure and focus control, with the photographer’s choice of JPEG, RAW, or JPEG+RAW capture modes. The PowerShot SX60 HS camera is fully compatible with Canon EX-series Speedlites for professional quality lighting effects.

 

The PowerShot N2 Digital Camera

The new Canon PowerShot N2 digital camera, with its stylish square shape, is packed with creative features that provide users with even more freedom to capture their most creative images. Featuring an 8x Optical Zoom lens (equivalent to 28-224mm), the camera gives users the imaging quality needed to capture great photos. The camera also houses a 16.1 megapixel* CMOS image sensor and DIGIC 6 Image processor so memories are preserved and can be shared for years to come.

With enhanced Wi-Fi capabilities, the PowerShot N2 allows users looking to share creative images of moments with family and friends anytime and anywhere. Using the Mobile Device Connect Button, users can connect to a compatible smartphone or tablet easily. Images uploaded to the cloud via Canon iMAGE GATEWAY can be shared easily on social media platforms. The PowerShot N2 camera also includes NFC making initial setup and pairing easier with a compatible Android device.

The sleek, distinct design of the PowerShot N2 camera features a 2.8-inch, 180 degree tilt, capacitive touch LCD screen and, in combination with the camera’s new Self Portrait mode, makes this the ideal camera for taking a spontaneous selfie. The screen also allows for users to capture low-angle or difficult to shoot angles. Different from the shutter ring on the PowerShot N camera, that could be pressed on the top or bottom of the ring, the new shutter ring on the PowerShot N2 camera now functions with an all-round release, allowing users to hold the camera in various ways as well as making it a great camera choice for left or right-handed photographers.

The camera’s Creative Shot mode, which was also featured on the PowerShot N camera, has been enhanced with added filters, giving users the ability to easily apply either a Retro, Monochrome, Special or Natural look to their photos. Also unique to this model, the advanced movie shooting feature in Creative Shot mode combines several movie clips automatically with special effects including super slow motion, quick motion, and various filters for creating fantastic short films. The PowerShot N2 camera also features Smart Auto Mode with 58 different pre-defined scenes for still shots and 21 for video, so no matter the shooting situation users can expect that their photo or video will be captured just as they imagined.

Pricing and Availability

The PowerShot G7 X digital camera is scheduled to be available in October 2014 for an estimated retail price of $699.99.

The PowerShot SX60 HS digital camera is scheduled to be available in October 2014 for estimated retail price of $549.99.

The PowerShot N2 digital camera is scheduled to be available in December 2014 with a choice of black and white body colors for an estimated retail price of $299.99.

September 15, 2014
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Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens Announced

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM

Canon officially announced the Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens. The new EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM has an introductory price of just $149 an can be per-ordered at Adorama | B&H Photo.

Press release:

Incredibly lightweight, the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM is a fast and versatile lens with advanced AF and superior optics. With a 35mm equivalent focal length of 38mm, it’s appropriate for a variety of purposes. The lens features optimised lens element placement and includes an aspheric element for high image quality from the center of the composition to the
corners, and has specialized coatings on the lens elements to reduce ghosting and flare. To ensure excellent color balance, a 7-blade circular aperture provides super b out-of-focus detail. The EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM excels during movie shooting thanks to its STM motor that enables silent and smooth focus tracking (on EOS cameras with Movie Servo AF), plus a micro-stepping drive that keeps aperture changes quiet. The lens also offers full-time manual focus, manual AF adjustment (one-shot AF), and can focus down to a minimum distance of 0.5 ft. (0.16m). Delivering optical brilliance in a
lightweight and unobtrusive construction, the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM is a great fixed-optical length lens for photographers looking to add a travel-friendly option to their collection.
  • Wide-angle lens for Canon APS-C cameras (equivalent to 38mm on a full-frame camera) offers an ultra-slim and lightweight design.
  • Slimmest and lightest lens of the EF-S series (approx. lens width is 0.9 in, or slightly wider than a U.S. nickel).
  • A stepping motor (STM) supports the Canon EOS Movie Servo AF function to provide smooth and quiet continuous AF during video recording, as well as when shooting photos.
  • Delivers outstanding image quality and excellent low-light performance.
  • Aspheric lens element helps you achieve a high level of image quality from the center to the periphery
  • Optimized lens arrangement and coating helps minimize ghosting and flare.
  • Circular aperture (7 blades) delivers beautiful, soft backgrounds.
  • Aperture mechanism uses micro-stepping drive control for quieter drive.
  • Full-time manual focus allows manual focus adjustment while in One Shot AF Mode.
  • Minimum focusing distance of 0.5 ft./0.16 m; maximum magnification of x0.27

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September 15, 2014
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Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Announced

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Canon officially announced the Canon EF 24–105mm f/3.5–5.6 IS STM. Price is $599, the EF 24–105mm f/3.5–5.6 IS STM can be pre-ordered at Adorama | B&H Photo.

The EF 24–105mm f/3.5–5.6 IS STM lens is the first Canon EF standard zoom lens for full-frame sensor cameras to include a lead screw-type stepping motor (STM) for smooth and quiet AF and tracking while shooting movies or still images. It offers top-notch image quality thanks to two aspheric lenses and a UD lens for sharpness and clarity; optimized lens placement and advanced coatings that reduce ghosting and flare while delivering remarkable color balance; and a 7-blade circular aperture diaphragm that creates gorgeous, soft backgrounds. The lens is compact, has an advanced image stabilization system for up to four stops of compensation, and offers full time manual focus. With full-frame compatibility, outstanding STM AF performance, and covering a popular zoom range, the EF 24–105mm f/3.5–5.6 IS STM is an excellent choice.

  • The first standard zoom EF lens for full frame sensor cameras to include a lead screw-type stepping motor (STM).
  • The focusing mechanism employs an inner focus lens, a stepping motor and lead screw to support the Canon EOS Movie Servo AF function and provide smooth and quiet continuous AF during video recording, as well as when shooting photos.
  • Optical Image Stabilizer provides up to four shutter speed stops of correction*.
  • New 7-group zoom optics allows for a conveniently compact design and outstanding optical performance.
  • Two aspheric lenses plus a UD lens combine to provide high-quality results for both still images and movies.
  • Circular aperture (7 blades) delivers beautiful, soft backgrounds.
  • Optimized lens placement and coatings deliver exceptional color balance, while minimising ghosting and flare.
  • Inner focusing system, high-speed CPU and improved AF algorithm allow high-speed autofocus.
  • Full-time manual focus allows manual focus adjustment while in AF Mode.
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