Industry News: GoPro Announced The GoPro MAX With Dual Lenses And Front Facing Display

Gopro Max

GoPro announced the GoPro MAX, a weather sealed, dual lenses action camera with a second, front facing screen.

Preorders are open at $499.99, shipping starts October 24, 2019: Adorama | B&H Photo | GoPro website

The GoPro MAX is a dual lens GoPro camera that maxes out on versatility —it’s like having three cameras in one. Use MAX as a waterproof, maximum-stabilized single lens HERO camera, dual lens 360 camera or next-level vlogging camera with its built-in front facing display and shotgun-mic audio capabilities. No matter how you use it, MAX delivers next-level, unbreakable video stabilization with Max HyperSmooth. MAX also features four digital lenses, including the new ultra-wide Max SuperView—GoPro’s widest field of view ever. Additional updates include in-camera 360 video and photo stitching plus keyframe-based editing of 360 content in the GoPro app. GoPro MAX is like no other camera in the world—perfect for innovative users looking to take their creativity to the … errr…MAX!

The video below introduces the GPoPro MAX.

If Travel Bloggers Were Honest They Would Make Videos Like This

Travel Bloggers

Currently Hannah and Just Jess created a fun and hilarious video that tries to answers the question: what would travel videos look like if travel bloggers were honest?

The parody video starts with nice-to-look-at, slow-motion travel footage along with a calm voice narrating what you see, what you really see. Then things in the video change.

The rest of the video (after 3min) sees Hannah explaining why she created the parody video and underlining how she is not exempt from these travel blogger stereotypes. It’s a funny video that points out the most common settings and places we’ve seen over and over in travel photos and videos on the web.

[via Reddit]

Canon EOS RP Firmware Update 1.3.0 Released, Significantly Enhances AF

Canon Eos Rp

Not just for the Canon EOS R (see here), a Canon EOS RP firmware update was also released today.

Canon EOS RP firmware update 1.3.0 brings the following enhancements and fixes:

  • Enhances eye detection Auto Focus (AF) for improved face and eye recognition at greater distances.
  • Improved Auto Focus (AF) performance helps the camera to focus on and track smaller subjects. 
  • Reduces lag time between the actual Auto Focus (AF) and the AF frame display for images in the viewfinder or on the LCD. 
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which Main dial icon may not appear when magnify/reduce button is pressed during the image playback.
  • Fixes PTP communication vulnerability.

Download the Canon EOS RP firmware 1.3.0 from here.

Canon EOS RP:

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Can The iPhone 11 Pro Hold Up To The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV? A Wedding Photographer Wants To Find Out

Iphone 11 Pro

Does the iPhone 11 Pro live up to the hype, can it compare to the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV? Professional wedding photographers Jamie and Lauren Eichar wanted to put that to the test.

They took the iPhone 11 Pro out on a photoshoot and compared the images to the ones they took with a Canon 5D Mark IV. Take a look and watch the video below to see if you can tell which camera took which photo.

Apple iPhone 11 Pro:

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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV:

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Canon EOS R Firmware Update 1.4.0 Released (significant AF improvements)

Canon Eos R

Canon released Canon EOS R firmware update ver. 1.4.0.

The Canon EOS R firmware update 1.4.0 brings the following new features and fixes:

  • Enhances eye detection Auto Focus (AF) for improved face and eye recognition at greater distances.
  • Improved Auto Focus (AF) performance helps the camera to focus on and track smaller subjects.
  • Reduces lag time between the actual Auto Focus (AF) and the AF frame display for images in the viewfinder or on the LCD.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the AF frame size cannot be changed in the Servo AF setting.
  • Fixes PTP communication vulnerability.

Especially the improvements in autofocus are significant and remarkable.

Canon Mexico seems to be the first site to put the firmware update online.

Download the firmware update here.

Canon EOS R:

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Here Is The Canon EOS M200, Officially Announced (preorders available)

Canon Eos M200

Canon EOS M200 Key features:

  • 24.1 megapixel APS-C sized sensor
  • Capture amazing details, colours and tones 
  • 4K video and 120fps HD
  •  Detailed footage looks superb on your 4K TV
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Fast for photos, smooth for video 
  • Portable design
  • Let’s you capture life’s special moments with the camera they deserve
  • Creative Assist
  • Makes professional-looking photos easy 
  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
  • For online image sharing and remote control 
  • 180˚ tilt-out touchscreen
  • For creative shooting and selfies 
  • Time-lapse movies
  • Record movement on a different timescale

Well, the leak lasted just a few hours. Canon officially announced the Canon EOS M200.

The Canon EOS M200 has an estimated retail price of $599.99, and is currently expected to be available in October 2019.

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Press release:

Simply incredible, incredibly simple: professional-looking photos are effortless with the Canon EOS M200 

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Wednesday 25 September 2019: Canon Europe announces the highly anticipated successor to the hugely popular EOS M100 – the Canon EOS M200. Upgrades to this mirrorless camera include the latest Canon DIGIC 8 processor, improved autofocus and the addition of 4K movie. Complete with a guided user interface, boundless creative functions and vertical movie shooting, it has never been easier to step up from a smartphone and start sharing stand-out images and video with the world.

Capture sharp and striking images effortlessly

Superior storytelling is made effortless with the Canon EOS M200. Its guided user interface is perfect for first-time camera users, with useful on-screen guidance as well as hints and tips on how to get the best results. The camera’s APS-C sized 24.1 megapixel sensor is larger than that of a typical smartphone, producing highly detailed images that look sharp and striking, even when cropped or enlarged for sharing on social media.

The camera features Dual Pixel CMOS AF – a Canon-developed technology that delivers professional-looking movies and images, by keeping moving subjects in sharp focus with a pleasing background blur – perfect for capturing pin-sharp memories at a party, festival or concert with low-light AF sensitivity down to EV-4. The addition of Eye Detection AF also makes capturing the natural expressions of friends and family simple, by automatically maintaining focus on a subject’s eyes.

The introduction of Canon’s latest processor, DIGIC 8, delivers new functionality as well as great quality. With a maximum ISO speed of 100-25600 (extending to ISO 51200 equivalent), DIGIC 8 guards against image blur and reduces image noise when shooting in darker locations, such as a bar or music venue.

DIGIC 8 also adds a new dimension to storytelling, powering 4K movie for the highest level of movie clarity. The Canon EOS M200 takes the storytelling potential one step further with a 4K time-lapse feature and the ability to take 4K stills from 4K movies, perfect for capturing memories in detail.

The LCD touchscreen on the Canon EOS M200 flips 180 degrees, helping elevate selfies beyond what is achievable with a smartphone. The camera’s Self Portrait mode also allows settings such as background blur and brightness to be easily adjusted in real time. A first on an EOS camera, the movie record button is displayed on the touchscreen when in Movie Mode, ideally positioned for easy operation when recording a vlog with the screen tilted 180 degrees. Movies can even be recorded and played back on mobile in a vertical orientation so they are optimised for sharing on social media after they are captured.

Unlock your creativity:

The Canon EOS M200 features an array of settings and tools empowering those stepping up from a smartphone to capture memories in artistic and imaginative ways. It includes Canon’s Creative Assist feature, a suite of effects, filters and colour adjustment tools to apply to photographs when composing an image or after it has been taken. It is also possible to add effects to the photos taken, just like a photo app, with a range of creative filters including Grainy black & white, Fish-eye and Soft Focus.

Compatibility with the affordable and creative range of EF-M lenses expands the potential of the Canon EOS M200 even further. A variety of image expressions are made possible with wide-angle, telephoto and macro lenses EF-M lenses and the entire EOS lens range can be accessed with an EF-EOS M Mount Adapter.

Share special moments anywhere, anytime

Once content has been captured, customised and is ready to be shared with the world, the Canon EOS M200 connects seamlessly with smart devices¹ via Bluetooth®² and Wi-Fi using the free Canon Camera Connect app for iOS and Android. From here, images and videos can be downloaded, reviewed and shared manually. Images can also be automatically sent to a smart device as they are taken. As long as the camera is in Bluetooth range, a constant connection to a smart device can be maintained, even when the camera is switched off.

The Canon Camera Connect app also facilitates shooting remotely with a smartphone or tablet, perfect for capturing group shots or a hands-free selfie.

Stylish and compact for everyday use:

The Canon EOS M200 is a compact and lightweight camera that can be conveniently carried anywhere. Weighing just 299g (including battery and memory card), it is perfect for daily use as it takes up limited bag space. It is also sleek and stylish in appearance, available in black or white with a high-quality crosshatch leather pattern. The Canon EOS M200’s appearance can even be customised with a range of colourful face jackets to complement a variety of outfits.

Incredibly simple, simply incredible, the Canon EOS M200 will be available from Canon’s online store and official Canon retailers from October 2019.

Pricing and availability:

The Canon EOS M200 will be available from October 2019 with an RSP of £499.99 / €569.99.