Here Is The Canon PowerShot Zoom, Company’s First-Ever, Compact Telephoto Monocular

Canon Powershot Zoom

Canon released the PowerShot Zoom, a compact telephoto monocular (camera). Looks like a cool gadget.

Preorders for the Canon PowerShot Zoom are live and start at $299 at B&H Photo | Adorama

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Press release:

Canon Deputs The Company’s First-Ever, Compact Telephoto Monocular, The PowerShot ZOOM

MELVILLE, NY, October 14, 2020Hiking, birdwatching and nature gazing, consumers are embracing the beauty of the outdoors this season and beyond. With this in mind, it is important to have a convenient and intuitive imaging tool to explore the world. Developed to showcase an impressive telephoto reach in a user friendly, compact design, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today launches the PowerShot ZOOM, the company’s first telephoto monocular.

The lightweight telephoto monocular sports 100mm, 400mm and 800mm telephoto viewing capability1 with a one-touch switch, and is equipped with impressive instant zoom capability to help users view distant subjects. Additionally, the monocular can capture images and videos to a micro SD card, and by pairing it with a compatible smart device2 and the Canon Camera Connect app3, these files can easily be downloaded. This pairing feature transforms the PowerShot ZOOM monocular into a friendly companion to compatible smartphones for viewing and capturing super-telephoto scenes.

“In today’s ever-changing world, consumers are looking for intuitive and portable imaging tools to view telephoto scenes up close and with ease,” said Tatsuro “Tony” Kano, executive vice president and general manager of the Imaging Technologies & Communications Group of Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Built for those users who enjoy outdoor activities, the PowerShot ZOOM monocular delivers a small, compact viewer with a long focal length. We are eager to see how consumers use this tool and the convenience it will add to their daily lives.”

In addition to its zoom capability, compact size and ability to pair with compatible smartphones, the PowerShot ZOOM telephoto monocular also features:

  • Auto focus when viewing through the electronic viewfinder (EVF) and recording images and video with face tracking
  • Optical Image Stabilization for shake correction
  • 0.39 inches, 2.36 million dots EVF
  • 12-megapixel still-image capture
  • Full HD video capture up to 30p (29.97)
  • Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® connection with the Canon Camera Connect app and use of compatible mobile devices2
  • Live view and download of photos and videos with the use of the Canon Camera Connect app3
  • USB C terminal for charging and supplying power
  • Micro SD memory card slot

​​​Price & Availability
​​​​​​​Available in white, the Canon PowerShot ZOOM compact telephoto monocular is scheduled to be available in late November 2020 for an estimated retail price of $299.99*. For more information, please visit usa.canon.com.

Canon Unveils The PowerShot Zoom, A Crowdfunded Concept Camera (100-400mm)

Powershot Zoom

It’s the season of the concept cameras, apparently. Canon unveiled the PowerShot Zoom, a concept camera with an unusual form factor.

A prototype of the PowerShot Zoom was presented a year ago by Canon. Now, here it is, crowdfunded on Japanese Makuake. The PowerShot Zoom will be available only in Japan for the time being.

Some specifications are available:

  • CMOS image sensor 12.1mp 1/3″
  • 10fps
  • ISO 100-3200
  • 100-400mm f/5.6-6.3 IS
  • 800mm digital zoom
  • 1080p at 24fps
  • Face recognition AF
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • microSDXC card slot
  • USB-C
  • Weight: 144g (0.3lbs)
  • Price $300

[via Focus Numeriques]

Canon Rumour: PowerShot G9 X Mark III To Be Announced Soon (20MP and 4K)

Canon Rumour

A new Canon rumour surfaced.

The Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark III might be announced soon. According to the source, the PowerShot G9 X Mark III might have the following specifications:

  • 20.1mp
  • DIGIC 8
  • 4x zoom
  • 4K@30p
  • FHD @ 120p

Basically, it appears the PowerShot G9 X Mark III will have the same specifications as the PowerShot G7 X Mark III, but with a slower lens.

The PowerShot G9 X Mark II sells for $429, so expect a similar price tag for the replacement.

Stay tuned for the next Canon rumour. Previous rumors are listed here.

Source: Canon Rumors

Canon Patent: IBIS Might Come To The Canon EOS M and PowerShot Lineup Too

Canon Patent

We have no doubts that Canon will feature IBIS (In Body Image Stabilisation) on future cameras, given the remarkable collection of patent applications dealing with it and the fact that a Canon exec told the world about. And it’s very likely that the first Canon camera to feature it will be mirrorless.

Never the less, Canon patent application 2019-219650 (Japan) discusses how to feature IBIS on what seem to clearly be cameras in the Canon EOS M and Canon PowerShot lineup. So, IBIS coming to the m ore entry level oriented Canon cameras? Maybe not soon, but maybe sometime.

canon patent

More Canon patent applications are listed here. Some particularly interesting patent applications we think might get into production are these:

A Bit Of Everything (PowerShot Hack, Canon 7, RF 28-70mm F/2L, EOS R vs Nikon Z6, EOS R vs 5D4)

Eos R Vs Nikon Z6

Below, a Canon EOS R vs Nikon Z6 comparison: The MAIN REASON I would choose the Canon EOS R over the Nikon Z 6 in 2019 by Manny Ortiz (EOS R vs Nikon Z6)


Above: This researcher created an algorithm that removes the water from underwater images by Scientific American:

Why do all the pictures you take underwater look blandly blue-green? The answer has to do with how light travels through water. Derya Akkaynak, an oceangoing engineer from the University of Haifa, has figured out a way to recover the colorful brilliance of the deep.


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Review: Canon RF 28-70mm F/2L USM (One of the Best Zooms Around) – The Phoblographer:

Although the Canon RF 28-70mm f2 L USM is a massive lens, it’s also understandably so. The photographer who will spring for this lens really needs the extra stop of light and genuinely wants super high-quality images. That’s what you’re going to get with the Canon RF 28-70mm f2 L USM. Couple this with better autofocusing abilities that have come out recently and the exemplary build quality, and you’ve got an excellent lens–on paper.


Review: Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM – The Phoblographer:

The Canon RF 85mm f1.2 L USM produces truly beautiful bokeh, excellent sharpness, plenty of micro-contrast, and overall exceptional image quality. Its performance is quite snappy as well and it’s capable of focusing and tracking fast-moving subjects quickly and accurately. True to Canon’s heritage, this lens is built like a tank and features some of the best weather sealing we’ve seen


Got an Old Canon Point-and-Shoot Camera? Hack It (Add new features and write scripts with CHDK firmware) – IEEE Spectrum

Practical Use of Field Curvature Graphs – the 50mm Primes – Lens Rentals

National Geographic Declares Three Fujifilm Cameras Best Travel Cameras for 2020 – Fuji Rumors

GIZMON announced this funny(?!?) “Bokeh Lens Illuminator” set – Mirrorless Rumors

Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 RF Review – ePHOTOzine


Below: Canon EOS R vs. 5D Mark 4 – Which is best for VIDEO? – Parker Walbeck


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Canon PowerShot G7 X III Review (one of the best enthusiast compacts on the market, DPReview)

Canon Powershot G7 X Mark Iii Review

The folks at DPReview posted a Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III review. The camera was announced back in July 2019.

From the conclusion:

The Canon G7 X Mark III takes the features that made its predecessor a solid camera: its fast 24-100mm equiv. lens, very good image quality and tilt-up screen – and tried to make the camera into even more appealing to the vlogging crowd. Canon added support for 4K video with no crop, live streaming over YouTube (a first for any camera), an external mic socket and support for vertical video capture. Video quality is good, though not best-in-class, as long as you stay away from the ‘high’ image stabilization setting.

[…] Taken as a whole, the PowerShot G7 X Mark III is a very good camera. As a stills camera, it’s one of the best enthusiast compacts on the market, and a good value considering its feature set. Its video specs are impressive, though its autofocus and video recording limit are not.

Read the review at DPReview

More Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III review stuff and information are listed here. Canon will soon release a firmware update to improve AF performance and bring 24p video recording to the PowerShot G7 X Mark III.

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA

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