[Rumor] First Images Of Canon’s Mirrorless Camera And EF-M 22mm f/2 Lens (Update)

Update #2: We expect Canon to announce its mirrorless camera on Monday, July 23rd, around 6-7 AM London time. Stay tuned, we will cover the event from the beginning providing all the information.

Update: Got some emails saying the sensor will be APS-C sized. Please take this with a grain of salt: it is just a rumor. However, if Canon’s mirrorless camera has an APS-C sensor, the pictured 22mm lens would become 36mm. Personally, I wish it has an APS-C sized sensor and not the sensor of the PowerShot G1 X (which, btw, saw a price drop from $799 to $709 – click here).

Is this Canon’s mirrorless system camera? Looks like. The image appeared on Japanese site digicame-info. The model name is EOS M (you can see it on top of the camera). And you can see a new lens too: an EF-M 22mm f/2 STM pancake lens. New mount type is EF-M (“M” for “mirrorless”?). No word so far about sensor size and resolution. The image is said to come from a camera store, hence it should be reliable. Canon’s mirrorless system camera is expected to be announced on next Monday. Can’t wait to see more of this.

What are your thoughts?

[via digicame-info]


[Review] Another EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Review

Canon’s new, cute EF 40mm f/2.8 STM ($199, click here) is getting lots of reviews, and most of them are more than just positive. The review I cover today comes from fstoppers, and it is the most critic review I saw so far (although it is outlining the strengths of the lens). Sample pics shot with an EOS 7D, a Rebel T4i/650D and a EOS 5D are available for download (scroll down to the end of the post).

[via fstoppers]

How Cool Is This #2: EOS 5D Mark III Tutorials Available For Playback On The Camera’s Display

Thanks to reader jlawr.

Manuals and tutorials for the EOS 5D Mark III can be uploaded on your camera and then viewed on the LCD display. The other Canon camera that comes with this feature is the EOS-1D X. Tutorials for a plenty of the camera’s functionalities are available for download (click here). This is a fine thing, since you can have all the needed references with you, on the cam, without the need of a tablet, notebook etc. The tutorials are covering autofocus settings, audio options, manual controls, compression methods, time code, and more.

EOS 5D Mark III price check: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA

How Cool Is This: EOS-1D X Manuals And Videos Displayed On Camera LCD

I think it is definitely cool, and was spotted by unitedbyphotography! The EOS-1D X manuals and videos are provided by Canon and can be seen on the camera’s display. The tutorials have been created for the various, different functions. You save the tutorials on the memory card and…voilà: all the knowledge and reference you need out there is on the camera, always with you, and can be seen on the camera’s LCD display. The tutorials can be downloaded here. I wish Canon would do this also for less high-end gear. Quoting the guys at unitedbyphotography:

Canon have produced a handy set of video and pdf tutorials for you to download and keep as reference.
These easy to follow guides explain with step by step instructions on how to operate the Canon 1DX DSLR
camera and better understand the menus and features on it.

The Time Code Custom Operation for DSLR video users and video compression methods options,
allows the user to set readable time code for video editing programs and allow how video is stored and
is compressed according to the needs of the user.

This is in addition to spot metering, finder display, subject recognition and multiple exposure shooting
ideal for HDR photography or combining multiple exposed images to create a composite.

Others include:
Audio Options
AI Servo In-Camera Adjustments
Drive Modes
Manual Selection of AF Points
AF Configuration Tool
AF Area Selection

For the time being the EOS-1D X can be pre-ordered for $6,799.00 at Adorama (click here)B&H (click here)Amazon US (click here) and DigitalRev (click here).

[unitedbyphotography via planet5d]

[Rumor] EOS 3D And EF 50mm f/1.8 II Murmurings

New tidbits about the almost mythological EOS 3D (rumored since years) and a possible new 50mm f/1.4 II lens. Let’s start with the lens. I reported that there where rumors about Canon working on a new 50mm f/1.8 lens with Image Stabilization. Now, according to CR, a new 50mm f/1.4 is could have been seen out in the wild:

There are even reports of people shooting with the new lens and that it may have appeared on an updated Canon price list (I would love to see the price list). The retail price is said to be $849 on an “EF 50 f/1.4 II”.

Next, the fabled EOS 3D. NL reports a rumor saying that a 47 Megapixel, full frame camera is under test. The camera should have an EOS 5D Mark III-shaped body. No more hints.

[via CR, NL]