Ok, let’s start with the coincidence. On February 7th Canon announced three new lenses, two primes and a standard zoom lens: 28mm f/2.8 IS USM, 24mm f/2.8 IS USM and the 24-70mm f/2.8 II USM. All three lenses are upgrades from previous versions. So, before dipping in details and specs, let me tell you where the coincidence lies. No idea? Well, on the same day Nikon announces the brand new D800 full-frame DSLR. Still no idea? Ok, I will tell you what I think. These lenses are made i) for full-frame cameras, ii) have improved resolution and iii) are high quality lenses for high quality camera bodies. Still no clues where I am aiming? Did it happen just by chance that Canon announces these lens the same day of Nikon’s D800 presentation? No! I think it allows us to think that an exciting new Canon camera is on the way (ok, not really a new fact).
The new Canon G1 X is sold in shops in Hong Kong. Users are already posting sample pics on forums. The high-ISO images are impressing. The new, almost-DSLR-sized sensor is doing a good job!
That means you will probably find the , although the price tag will probably be higher than the official price.
[via dpreview forum]
If you have a Dropbox account you can easily get 4.5 GB of extra storage. You just have to test the auto photo import feature. The first import gives you 500MB of extra space, each successive 500MB you upload will give you additional 500MB.
The importer allows you to upload your pictures automatically to Dropbox when you connect your memory card, or phone or camera to your computer. The tool can be downloaded clicking here.
Not bad! And for free….[via petapixel]
Well, what to say? Times are changing!
Digital SLR’s have developed to a level where – at least so it seems – you can make serious movies using them. At least the Canon 5D Mark II has been used to produce two documentaries that have been nominated for the Academy Awards.
Dennis Danfung’s Hell and Back Again, after having won the Sundance World Cinema Grand Jury Price for documentaries, has been nominated for the Oscars. And that is not all. Another documentary, The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom by Lucy Walker, has also been nominated for an Academy Award.blog.planet5d.com, techradar.com]
PhotoReview Australia published the first full review of the Canon G1 X.
Rating (out of 10):
- Build: 9.0
- Ease of use: 8.8
- Autofocusing: 8.0
- Still image quality: JPEG – 9.0; RAW – 9.5
- Video quality: 9.0
- OVERALL: 9.0
They suggest to…
Buy this camera if:
– You want a compact digital camera with DSLR-like controls.
– You’re interested in shooting raw files.
– You want effective image stabilisation for stills and video clips.
– You require high resolution and low noise levels at high ISO settings.
– You’d like the ability to shoot HD video clips.
Don’t buy this camera if:
– You will only shoot JPEG files.
– You require high burst speeds and buffer capacity plus fast cycle times for processing shots.
Check this links for pre-ordering the Canon G1 X:
- Amazon US (click here) release date March 31, 2012, free shipping
- Adorama (click here) no release date, free shipping
- B&H (click here) no release date, free shipping
- J&R (click here) no release date