Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Review (Photography Blog)

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Review (Photography Blog)

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At a glance:

  • 1.0-inch, 20.1 Megapixel* High-sensitivity CMOS Sensor.
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor.
  • Ultra-slim, Lightweight and Pocket-size Camera.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi®**, NFC*** and Bluetooth®^.
  • Bright f/2.0 (W) – f/4.9 (T), 3x Optical Zoom Lens (28–84mm).
  • 3.0-inch Touch Panel LCD.
  • Full HD, Dynamic IS and Time-Lapse Movie Video Functions.
  • Continuous Shooting Speeds of up to 8.2 fps.
  • Picture Style Function.
  • In-camera RAW Conversion.

Photography Blog posted their complete Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II review. They gave the PowerShot G9 X Mark II a score of 4.5 out of 5.

In the conclusion they write:

Although owners of the original Canon PowerShot G9 X aren’t going to be too excited by the improvements on offer, the new Mark II does represent a minor step forward for Canon’s most pocket-friendly compact camera, particularly in its operational speed.

Continuous shooting rates, auto-focusing speed and general all-round performance have been boosted by the impressive Digic 7 processor, while image quality at high ISOs is subsequently slightly better too. Improved image stabilisation and slightly longer battery life are also desirable features, while the new always-on Bluetooth connection is a welcome addition.

Read the review at Photography Blog.

Canon Cinema EOS C300 used to shot “O.J.: Made in America”, Winner of the 2017 Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature

Canon Cinema EOS C300 Used To Shot “O.J.: Made In America”, Winner Of The 2017 Academy Award® For Best Documentary Feature

Canon press release:

MELVILLE, N.Y., March 10, 2017 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to congratulate O.J.: Made in America, ESPN Films’ five-part documentary directed by Ezra Edelman and shot by Nick Higgins on winning the 2017 Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature. The film blends archival video with new footage captured primarily with the Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera.

Cinematographer Nick Higgins chose the EOS C300 camera for O.J.: Made in America because of the small form factor and ability to capture long takes without stopping. Higgins said, “The EOS C300 was the best camera to shoot this documentary. I really appreciate the small form factor, and was able to roll for hours and hours with just two 64 GB cards and AC power.”

The ability to shoot for long periods of time with limited interruption was crucial. “Interviews for this film lasted at least three hours and were typically around five or six hours long; our longest was eight hours long,” Higgins explained. “The topic of conversation was always intense, and the flow would have been completely thrown off if I had to interrupt for the camera. That’s why the EOS C300 was so important to this project.”

In terms of lenses, Higgins’ relied on the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM lens. “I shot the vast majority on the 50mm at an f2,” Higgins said. “That way, I could make the background abstract without fearing that the subject would go in and out of focus as they breathed.”

“When our skilled engineers develop cameras and lenses, it is our greatest hope that they end up in the hands of filmmakers like Nick Higgins and the team behind O.J.: Made in America,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, President and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “We extend our congratulations on the Oscar® win, from everyone at Canon.”

For more information about Canon Cinema EOS cameras and lenses, please visit the Canon U.S.A. website at cinemaeos.usa.canon.com.

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Lexar 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card deal – $13 (reg. $25, today only)

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Lexar 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card Professional 800x UDMA 7 at a glance:

  • 8GB Data Storage Capacity
  • 800x Speed Rating
  • Max. Read Speed: 120 MB/s
  • Max. Write Speed: 45 MB/s
  • UDMA 7 Compliant
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

B&H Photo has the Lexar 8GB CompactFlash 800x UDMA 7 Professional Memory Card on sale at $12.99. Compare at $24.99. It’s today only. Free shipping.

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazonUKeBay, Adorama and B&H Pho

New Canon EF-S prime lens coming in April 2017?

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It’s since a while that rumour are suggesting Canon will release a prime lens for EF-S mount (APS-C).

Well, the waiting may be over soon. Unconfirmed sources suggest Canon may announce this EF-S prime lens on April 5th. And they say it will be a wide angle prime lens.

Sounds good. Unfortunately the sources couldn’t disclose the final length of the upcoming lens. Someone hopes for an ultra wide angle prime lens.

Stay tuned…

Canon EOS 5Ds (R) replacement rumors going wild

Canon EOS 5Ds (R) Replacement Rumors Going Wild

While we always told you that there will be no Canon EOS 5Ds or EOS 5Ds R replacement in 2017, others suggested there will be a such a replacement.

Latest murmurings have it that we will not see new versions of Canon’s high resolution DSLRs. Not in 2017, and no one has a hint it may be in 2018.

Then there are Canon’s innovative sensors, the 250MP and the 120MP sensors. These sensors are now rumored/speculated to go on the EOS 5Ds replacement. Both sensors are barely more than working prototypes. I doubt we will see these sensors on a commercially available DSLR anytime soon. However, these sensors were developed for a reason and they will go into mass production one day. And then it may well be a new version of the EOS 5Ds.

Stay tuned!

More Canon rumors.

Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Super Wide Angle lens deal – $249 (reg. $339)

Rokinon 14mm F/2.8 IF ED UMC Super Wide Angle Lens Deal – $249 (reg. $339)

Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC at a glance:

  • Ultra wide-angle 14mm lens with an approximately 90deg. angle of view using an APS-C camera, for dramatic effects
  • Lens is constructed with two ED lens elements, one hybrid aspherical lens element and one glass aspherical lens element, for outstanding, sharply defined images
  • Minimal distortion and chromatic aberrations
  • Super multi-layer UMC coating to reduce flares and ghost images
  • Lens has a minimum focusing distance of 0.9′ (0.27m) for enhanced close-up shots
  • Conforms to APS-C (1:1.5x) size digital imaging format
  • Lens includes a built-in petal-type lens hood

Adorama has the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC manual focus lens on sale at $249. Compare at regular $339. Free shipping.