This is the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III, and it has 4K video

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III

Images of the upcoming Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III leaked over at Photo Rumors. As you can see on the screen in one of the photos, the Powershot G7 X Mark III does some sort of 4K video. First time on a PowerShot. Cool looking little camera. Unfortunately so far no hints about specifications.

We expect the PowerShot G7 X Mark III to be announced ahead of CP+.

Stay tuned.

[via Photo Rumors]

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV deal – $2699 (reg. $3299, refurbished by Canon)

EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV at a glance:

  • 30.4MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6+ Image Processor
  • 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • DCI 4K Video at 30 fps; 8.8MP Still Grab
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF
  • Native ISO 32000, Expanded to ISO 102400
  • Dual Pixel RAW; AF Area Select Button
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF
  • 7 fps Shooting; CF & SD Card Slots
  • Built-In GPS and Wi-Fi with NFC

The Canon Store has EOS 5D Mark IV bodies in stock and on sale at $2,699,20. Compare at a regular $3,299. Refurbished gear from the Canon Store comes with 1 year Canon USA warranty.

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Canon sending out invites for mirrorless camera announcement next month?

Canon Eos M5 Mirrorless

Rumor has it Canon is sending out invites to select dealers and other people for a presentation regarding a new mirrorless camera.

As CR reports:

[…] Canon is sending out “very elaborate” invites to select dealers and VIPs for a mirrorless camera announcement next month.

The invitation was described as being very high end, printed on heavy glossy paper and showing a silhouette of a camera shaped like the EOS M6 with a hole cut out where the sensor would be.

Apparently only CEOs and higher-ups are allowed to go to the presentation, no sales people are permitted.

We know Canon is going to announce a new MILC, it’s the EOS M50. What appears to be a bit weird is an invitation with such an aura of “high end”. However, don’t let your speculations go wild. Similar suggestions showed up frequently in the past and most time didn’t turn out for good. It’s also true that the EOS M50 is a bit of a mystery for the fact that it’s hard to guess where it is placed in Canon’s mirrorless lineup. Feature-wise we suppose it’s somewhere between the EOS M5 () and the EOS M100 ().

Canon is going to announce this new gear ahead of CP+.

Stay tuned.

Canon, the most mocked photo-tech company has to cope with repayments, still expanding and doing good

Canon

The most mocked photography company of the last 5 years has to cope with some repayments. Doesn’t look like it’s drawing them back.

Nikkei Asian Review reports:

TOKYO — Canon will pay back more interest-bearing debt this year to improve its financial standing following the 2016 acquisition of a medical equipment business from Toshiba.

Repayment will double from 2017 levels to around 200 billion yen ($1.79 billion) in light of strong earnings last year, with an aim of whittling down borrowings from parties including Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ.

Canon upgraded its annual earnings forecast three times in 2017. The final projection called for net profit to increase roughly 60% to 245 billion yen on sales of 4.08 trillion yen, up nearly 20%. Mainstay businesses like digital cameras and office equipment have been faring well, along with such newer operations as medical equipment.

The Tokyo-based manufacturer bought Toshiba Medical Systems for about 665.5 billion yen in 2016. Interest-bearing debt reached 613.1 billion yen as of the end of that year, ballooning from 1.5 billion yen a year earlier.

The faster pace of repayment may also be driven by credit rating considerations. Moody’s Japan downgraded Canon from Aa1 to Aa3 in June 2016, citing a material increase in leverage from the purchase of the Toshiba unit. Until then, Canon had been the sole Japanese company with a Moody’s rating higher than Aa2.

Canon is expanding in various directions. Research and development of security, robotics, and medical seem to be on top of Canon’s agenda. Let’s hope some exciting EOS M lenses are too.

Sigma set to announce two new 70-200mm lenses ahead of CP+ (ART and CONTEMPORARY)

sigma

Sigma will soon announce two new lenses for Canon EF and Nikon F mount. Both lenses are said to be on display at CP+ (which starts March 1, 2018). That’s what NikonEye is reporting. Well, they are reporting the F mount version but we have been told both lenses will come for the Canon EF mount too.

The two rumored lenses are a 70-200mm f/2.8 ART lens, and a 70-200mm f/4 CONTEMPORARY lens. No hints about the price for the time being.

We also expect Canon to announce a bunch of stuff ahed of CP+. Latest rumor has it there may be a prime lens for the EOS M system coming before CP+.

Stay tuned.

Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO review (highest quality and exciting creative possibilities, ePhotozine)

Canon TS-E 90mm F/2.8L MACRO

Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/45
  • One Ultra-Low Dispersion Element
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Air Sphere Coating
  • Maximum Tilt: +/- 10°
  • Maximum Shift: +/- 12mm
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 1.3′
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.5x

ePhotozine posted their full review of the new Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO. The TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO is a highly specialised lens that’s not for everyone (and not for everyone’s budget, it’s $2,199).

From ePhotozine’s conclusion:

Some lenses gel straight away, others grow on us and this one grows on us very quickly as the new possibilities of mixing a 90mm lens with macro and tilt and shift start to fire the imagination.

This is a specialised optic that would be delightful to own, but at the price level will probably be for professional photographers with particular applications clear in their minds. It will be a workhorse and it will earn money.

In the general marketplace it is expensive, but if it’s affordable then it will not disappoint. Canon are to be congratulated for producing such a wide range of specialist tilt/shift lenses that break new ground and push back the boundaries of creativity. Read the review…

This is another masterpiece by Canon, though this lens will be bought mostly by professionals who need this very kind of specialised lens. ePhotozine gave the Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO a score of 4.5/5.

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