[Rumor] Yes, The Pre-Production EOS 1D-X Exists (At Least That)

So, now at least we know that some pre-production EOS 1D-Xs are definitely out there. After the shipping-delay debacle (see here too) anyone (in the Canon Galaxy) is talking about, it’s good to know that Canon’s next professional flagship exists. The image above first appeared in the clubsnap forum. Or, well, should I say: good to know that at least the boxes do exist! ;-)

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

[clubsnap via CR]

[Rumor] New EOS 70D And 3D Tidbits From Japan (Update – Illustrations and Specs)

Update: Thanks to an anonymous reader we are able to show you a pic of the magazine. And some translated specs too:

Canon EOS-3D
  • 30+ megapixels, 1D-class body
  • 61-point AF system, major functions same as 1DX
  • Equipped with flash (or speedlite transmitter)
  • Perhaps equipped with the first 4K movie recording function?
  • Dual Digic5+ processors for 6 FPS
Canon EOS 70D
  • Compact Body with better AF and continuous shooting than EOS 7D
  • 22MP and DIGIC5+
  • 19-point AF
  • 6 FPS
  • Update: our reader Positron (thanks!) suggests the title is saying also:
    • Vari-angle display
    • Magnesium body
    • Photo/Video live view modes
    • AFMA

Japanese photographic magazine CAPA, well known for reliable predictions in the past, published some specifications (and illustrations) of the EOS 70D and EOS 3D (according to this post). The reported spec for the 70D are fps, Digic 5, 19 points AF system (the same as the EOS 7D?). No specs for the EOS 3D, except that it is expected to be a full-frame camera. Unfortunately no images were provided in the post.

Following the post, there should be illustrations/drawings published in CAPA. Can anyone of our Japanese readers here send me some images from the magazine? Or help translate the text? Thanks in advance!

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[Rumor] Rebel T4i/EOS 650D Coming This Week (Plus 40mm Pancake And 18-135mm Lenses)?

Looks like the the upcoming Rebel T4i/EOS 650D could be announced this week, on Friday 8. That’s what CR is reporting:

It appears June 8, 2012 may be the announcement date for the new Canon EOS T4i/650D. I am told the NDA’s lift that day. […] I also expect a new EF-S 18-135 IS to be announced alongside the EF 40mm f/2.8 pancake.

NDAs are Non Disclosure Agreements. No news about the specs, which should be:

  • 18mp (no word on whether or not its a new or modified 18mp sensor)
  • 9 AF Points, all cross-type
  • Touchscreen LCD
  • Continuous AF in LiveView & Video Recording
[via CR]

Check the live-ticker below for possible Rebel T3i/EOS 600D deals.

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[Gear] Canon Thinking About Powered Lenses For Videography

Canon is looking into building power zoom lenses to use for video use. In an interview given to techradar, Mr. David Parry from Canon UK said that «Power zoom would be very good to have for video, we’re looking into it – that would be quite intriguing». “power”, here, doesn’t mean a super zoom lens, but a zoom lens where the zooming movement is powered (by a motor). Not trivial, since in videography manually adjusting the zoom may introduce shaking and noise. Other features a power zoom could have, is to be able to zoom in or out after given time intervals. In other terms: the zooming operations could be programmed to be executed in an automatic fashion. Canon is actually not producing such lenses, nor do other big brands for their DSLRs. Panasonic and Olympus build such lenses for their mirrorless system cameras.

It’s not surprising that Canon has about powered zooms, given the fact that the EOS 5D Mark IIbefore, and the EOS 5D Mark III now, revolutionized/are revolutionizing the way of making films. It’s well known, for instance, that an episodes of House MD was shot using an EOS 5D Mark II.

[via techradar]

[Rumor] More Hints For Canon Launching Mirrorless Cameras and T4i/650D In June

Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

We are getting closer to two important announcements by Canon, both expected for June. CR reports news about a well specced Interchangable Lens Camera and a couple of lenses that, so the rumor, will be launched soon. No news about the mount it will have. Another, contrasting, rumor that’s reported suggests that Canon will not announce a high level mirrorless cam, but that there are plans looking in this direction. Finally, the other announcement we are expecting in June regards the next iteration of the xxxD series, everything suggests the T4i/650D, along with some lenses.

CanonWatch also got various hints about a mirrorless camera to be announced in June (here and here).

[via CR]

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[Video&Humor] 50 Photography Tips In Few Minutes

 

Kai at digitalrev produced a little and funny video with 50 photography tips presented in a speedy way. The video lasts less than 15 minutes. However, if you’re too lazy to watch the entire video, or if you are in hurry, the tips are listed below (thanks to user blufox4900 on Reddit).

 

  1. UV filters are a waste of time
  2. Lens hoods aren’t a necessity
  3. If you’re not using the hood, put it away
  4. Don’t treat your DSLR like it’s your baby
  5. Stop hating on others
  6. Get cheap lens caps
  7. Pack light
  8. Use a zoom for convenience
  9. Prime will make you think more
  10. The 35mm is the most practical one lens setup (on the 1.5 crop)
  11. The 50mm looks better
  12. Better cameras don’t make better photos
  13. Know how your camera works before you go out to shoot
  14. Always be ready for the shot
  15. P-mode isn’t just for beginners
  16. Bump the ISO if needed
  17. Auto ISO is your best friend
  18. Rely on the Rule of Thirds
  19. Take lots of shots
  20. Don’t take photos of any old sh*t
  21. “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough” — Robert Capa
  22. Contemplate your shot
  23. The best equipment doesn’t help if you’re not standing in the right spot
  24. Sharpness is overrated
  25. Concept is king
  26. Don’t look like a wrongun (i.e. a creep)
  27. Don’t drink and shoot
  28. Shoot when you’re full of energy
  29. Sometimes it feels great to wake up really early and shoot
  30. Think about what light you want
  31. Emulate the style of the greats to get started
  32. …but don’t keep doing it
  33. Photography is as much a reflection of the person taking the photo
  34. Shoot to please no one apart from yourself
  35. Discreet or direct — it isn’t all that important
  36. Setting themes keeps you focused
  37. Change things every once in a while to keep things fresh
  38. Everyone has creative blocks
  39. Be critical of yourself
  40. “Seeing is not enough, you have to feel what you photograph” — Andre Kertesz
  41. You need to be there with the camera
  42. The relationship is about you and the subject, not you and the camera
  43. Stop chimping
  44. Be brutal when it comes to deleting awful photos
  45. Show only your best work
  46. Changing photos to B&W doesn’t make an uninteresting shot interesting
  47. Look at other people’s work
  48. Post your work online, let others critique your work
  49. There is no easy way
  50. ???
[via petapixel]