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Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM Preview

Preview based on a pre-production Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Back in September Canon introduced the EOS 6D, its entry into the nascent 'compact, lightweight' full frame SLR segment. With the launch of the EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM, Canon has now revealed what's destined to be its 'kit' lens. The newcomer is relatively compact in size to match the ethos of the 6D body design, but sports the company's premium 'L' series designation. However this comes with a price tag that's sure to make more than a few Canon users catch their breath - we've been told the the RRP will be $1499 / £1499.99 / €1459. What remains to be seen, though, is how much it will cost in a kit with the 6D body.
The 24-70mm f/4 includes one relatively unusual feature - a macro mode offering up to 0.7x magnification, which is accessed by pulling forward the zoom lock switch and rotating the zoom ring past the 70mm mark. This is complemented by Canon's 'Hybrid IS' that&#…

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 specification

PriceMSRP$2,800Body typeBody typeCompactSensorMax resolution6000 x 4000Other resolutions6000 x 3376, 3936 x 2624, 3936 x 2216, 2640 x 1760, 2640 x 1488Image ratio w:h3:2, 16:9Effective pixels24.3 megapixelsSensor photo detectors24.7 megapixelsSensor sizeFull frame (35.8 x 23.8 mm)Sensor typeCMOSColor spacesRGB, AdobeRGBColor filter arrayRGB Primary colorImageISOAuto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600White balance presets9Custom white balanceYes (1)Image stabilizationNoUncompressed formatRAWFile formatRAW (ARW2.3 Format)RAW+JPEGJPEGOptics & FocusFocal length (equiv.)35 mmOptical zoom1×AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Multi-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleFace DetectionAutofocus assist lampYes, built -in LED typeDigital zoomYes (14x)Manual focusYesNormal focus range25 cm (9.84")Number of focus points25Lens mountNoneScreen / viewfinderArticulated LCDFixedScreen size3"Screen dots1,229,000Touch screenNoScreen typeXtra FineTFT LCDLive viewYesView…

canon EOS 5D Mark III V/s Canon EOS6D camparison

5D Mark III 6D Announced 3/2012 9/2012 Format Full-frame Full-frame Resolution 22 MP 20 MP Maximum Resolution 5,760 x 3,840 5,472 x 3,648 Frame Rate 6 FPS 4.5 FPS Silent Mode Yes, 3 FPS Yes, 3 FPS Electronic lens correction yes yes Storage CF + SD one SD only UHS-1 card compatible? no yes Programmable "C" modes C1, C2 and C3 C1 and C2 Play, zoom and delete buttons left side right side Finder Magnification 71% 71% Finder Coverage 100% 97% Interchangeable focus screens? no yes Switchable finder grid? Yes No, use Live View or optional Eg-D screen. Finder Apparent Angle 34.1º 33.3º LCD 3.2"
1,040k dots 3"
1,040k dots LCD auto brightness control? Yes no Anti-reflection coated LCD? Yes Yes LCD cover Glass plastic M-Fn button by shutter yes no ISO normal 100 ~ 25,600 100 ~ 25,600 ISO with L- and H+ values 50 ~ 102,400 50 ~ 102,400 Maximum movie ISO 12,800 12,800 Battery LP-E6 LP-E6 Shots per charge 950 1,090 Top shutter speed 1/8,000 1/4,000 Sync Speed 1/200 1/180 Flash exposur…

Compare Blackmagic Cinema Camera Products

Dramatically speed up the whole post production process with Blackmagic Cinema Camera Open File Formats Blackmagic Cinema Camera uses standard file formats, so you don’t need to wait years for your video software to support the media! Recording native 2.5K resolution uses the open CinemaDNG format, so you get full 12-bit RAW recording quality using the built-in SSD recorder, and the benefit of industry wide compatibility. For even greater compatibility you can also choose 1080HD recording into ProRes and DNxHD compressed video formats. Blackmagic Cinema Camera is the only camera to support purely open file formats! Fast Metadata Entry Logging file metadata directly into the camera dramatically speeds up the post production process. With the Blackmagic Cinema Camera 'slate' you can enter information such as shot number, search tags, scene number, timecode and more! You can even set shot number and other data to increment automatically! Metadata is compatible with leading editi…

46.1 MP Canon EOS-3D X to be announced before PhotoPlus ?

The Canon EOS-3D X has rumored for a long time, there are more new rumors about this big megapixel EOS. This EOS-3D X will use a 46.1 MP sensor.

Rumors said this Canon EOS-3D will be previewed at PhotoPlus 2012 in New York City between October 24 – October 27, 2012.
Here are some rumored specs about this camera:46.1 MP5 frame per secondDual DIGIC 5+ISO: 50 – 1280016 bitAF: Same as 1DXUSB 3CF+SD

Canon EOS 6D Vs. 5D Mark II Vs. 7D Specs Comparison

Here is a full specifications comparison for Canon EOS 6D, Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EOS 7D. Take a look below:
Feature5D Mark IIEOS 6DEOS 7DSensor Resolution21.0 Million20.2 Million18.0 MillionSensor TypeCMOSCMOSCMOSSensor Size36x24mm35.8×23.9mm22.3 x 14.9 mmSensor TypeFull FrameFull FrameAPS-CDust Reduction / Sensor CleaningYesYesYesImage Size5616 x 37445472 x 36485184 x 3456Image ProcessorDIGIC 4DIGIC 5+Dual Digic 4Viewfinder TypePentaprismPentaprismPentaprismViewfinder Coverage98%97%100%Viewfinder Magnification0.71x0.71x1xStorage MediaCompact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA, MicrodriveSD/SDHC/SDXCCompact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA, Microdrive cardsContinuous Shooting Speed3.9 FPS4.5 FPS8 FPSMax Shutter Speed1/8000 to 30 sec1/4000 to 30 sec1/8000 to 30 secShutter Durability150,000100,000150,000Native ISO SensitivityISO 100-6,400ISO 100-25,600ISO 100-6,400Boosted ISO SensitivityISO 50, ISO 12,800-25,600ISO 50, ISO 51,200-102,400ISO 12,800Autofocus System9 points11 points19 pointsBuilt-…

EOS 6D sample images / Photos taken with EOS 6D

Shooting Mode:Aperture-priority AETv (Shutter Speed):1/250 secAv (Aperture Value):f/3.2ISO Speed:ISO200Lens:EF135mm f/2L USMWhite Balance:AWBPicture Style:Neutral ISO speed is based on recommended exposure index.
Shooting Mode:Aperture-priority AETv (Shutter Speed):1/80 secAv (Aperture Value):f/8.0ISO Speed:ISO100Lens:EF17-40mm f/4L USMWhite Balance:DaylightPicture Style:Standard ISO speed is based on recommended exposure index.
This JPEG image is processed by in-camera RAW processing from a RAW image with a EOS 6D.

Shooting Mode:Aperture-priority AETv (Shutter Speed):1/250 secAv (Aperture Value):f/3.5ISO Speed:ISO400Lens:EF40mm f/2.8 STMWhite Balance:AWBPicture Style:Portrait ISO speed is based on recommended exposure index.

Key specs compared to EOS 5D Mark III and Nikon D600 and canon 6D

In the table below we see how some of the EOS 6D's key specs measure up against its more expensive big brother, the 5D Mark III, and its main rival the Nikon D600.
Canon EOS 6D Canon EOS 5D Mark III Nikon D600  Effective Pixels • 20.2 MP • 22.3 MP • 24.3 MP ISO Range • 100-25600 standard
 • 50-102800 expanded  • 100-25600 standard
 • 50-102800 expanded  • 100-6400 standard
 • 50-25600 expanded  No of AF points • 11 • 61 • 39 Screen • 3.2"
 • 1,040,000 dots • 3.2"
 • 1,040,000 dots • 3.2"
 • 921,000 dots Viewfinder • 97% coverage
 • 0.71x magnification • 100% coverage
 • 0.71x magnification • 100% coverage
 • 0.7x magnification Built-in flash •  No • No •  Yes Continuous drive • 4.5 fps • 6 fps • 5.5 fps Storage • SD • Compact flash
 • SD • SD
 • 2 slots Weight
 (inc batteries) • 770g (1.7 lb) • 950g (2.1 lb) • 850g (1.9 lb) Dimensions • 145 x 111 x 71 mm
   (5.7 x 4.4 x 2.8") • 152 x 116 x 76 mm
   (6.0 x 4.6 x 3.0") • 141 x 113 x 82 mm
   (5.6 x 4.5 x 3.2") Wi-Fi + G…

Canon EOS 6D Official Specifications

Body typeBody typeMid-size SLRSensorImage ratio w:h3:2Effective pixels20.2 megapixelsSensor sizeFull frame (36 x 24 mm)Sensor typeCMOSProcessorDigic 5+ImageISOAuto, 100 – 25600 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 51200, 102400 as optionWhite balance presets6Custom white balanceYesImage stabilizationNoUncompressed formatRAWJPEG quality levelsFine, NormalOptics & FocusAutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaSelective single-pointSingleContinuousFace DetectionLive ViewManual focusYesNumber of focus points11Lens mountCanon EF mountFocal length multiplier1×Screen / viewfinderArticulated LCDFixedScreen size3.2″Screen dots102,400Touch screenYesScreen typeClear View II TFT LCDLive viewYesViewfinder typeOptical (pentaprism)Viewfinder coverage97 %Viewfinder magnification0.71×Photography featuresMinimum shutter speed30 secMaximum shutter speed1/8000 secAperture priorityYesShutter priorityYesManual exposure modeYesSubject / scene modesYesBuilt-in flashNoExternal flashYes (Hot shoe)Continuou…

Canon EOS 6D Specs Leaked?

Canon EOS 6D Specs?I received this spec list this morning, and it seems to have also appeared at Digicame-info.
A new 20mp sensorFull Frame4.5fpsISO Range 100-25600DIGIC5+APS-C Sized bodyWeathersealedSD CardBuilt-in Wifi & GPS11 AF Points, f/2.8 Cross-type in the center.3″ LCDFull HD (1920×1080)Available December 2012Price: $1999 USD Body Only (Speculated price)

Canon EOS 6D Announcement Soon?

Canon EOS 6DAnother suggestion that the Canon EOS 6D will be announced soon. It might be announced on a different day than the PowerShot and Pixma announcements early next week.
22mp (Same sensor as 5D2)4.5 fpsTouchscreenSame AF system as 7D

The World’s Most Expensive Camera Lens

A Leica camera from 1923 became the world’s most expensive camera earlier this year when it was auctioned for a staggering $2.79 million. The world’s most expensive lens has a similar price tag… and is also a Leica.

The Leica APO-Telyt-R 1:5.6/1600mm, pictured above, is a massive telephoto lens that dwarfs any Leica camera that you attach to it. It’s the company’s longest, largest, and heaviest lens.
It was produced as a custom order by one of the world’s wealthiest photography-enthusiasts, Qatari prince Saud bin Muhammed Al Thani, who paid a whopping $2,064,500 for the hefty piece of glass.
That’s not all though. Like any good billionaire photographer would do, Al Thani reportedly purchased a customized four wheel drive Mercedes Benz for the sole purpose of transporting the lens from place to place (the world’s most expensive “camera case”?)
There’s actually a second copy of the lens in existence: a prototype that’s on display at a Leica showroom in Solms, Germany.
While the technica…

Canon EOS M System Announced

Put Your Creativity Into Motion With The New EOS M Digital CameraThe Newest Camera in Canon’s Lineup Delivers Exceptional EOS Full HD Video Quality with Continuous Autofocus and an Expansive Selection of Lenses
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., July 23, 2012 – Combining the perfect blend of advanced video features and excellent still image quality in a convenient size, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the EOS M Digital Camera. Canon has made significant advancements in the realm of professional-quality HD video capture, from advanced CMOS sensor technology to smooth, quiet continuous autofocus. Inspired by EOS technology, the EOS M leverages these core technologies and distills them down to provide outstanding video capture capabilities while retaining high-quality still image capture. When shooting still images, the EOS M camera’s 18-megapixel APS-C-sized CMOS image sensor provides a shallow depth of field, incredible low-light image quality and a wide dyna…

Canon Mirrorless Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M SpecificationsThe Canon EOS M that launches tomorrow will have the following specifications. Beyond the camera, the system will launch with 2 lenses, the EF-M 22 f/2 STM & EF-M 18-55 IS. It will also launch with a new flash, the EX 90 and an EF lens adaptor.
18mp APS-CDIGIC VISO 100-12800 (25,600 Expansion)3″ Touchscreen 1.04million pixelsPhase & Contrast AFVideo Servo AF1920×1080 Video 30p/25p/24p1280×720 Video 60p/50pMPEG-4, AVC/H.264SD CardAdaptor at launch for EF lensesAdditional specs from [
Hand-held Twilight mode, to help with long exposures in low light.Multi-shot noise reduction function that helps reduce the noise by combining four images.The usual creative filtersHDR mode to synthesize three different exposuresCamera size: 66.5mm (width) 108.6mm (height) x 32.3mm (depth)The weight (body only) 262g, (including battery and memory card) 298g

Robo-Cams at the Olympic Games ?

Photo: Fabrizio Bensch/REUTERS. Mark Reblias knew as a photographer going to the Olympics that he would have to bring his A-game. Trying to get the best shot against some of the other top sports shooters in the world is one thing, but competing against robots, well, that’s just unsportsmanlike conduct.
At this year’s Olympic games, Reuters, in addition to its army of traditional photographers, will have 11 robots set up in places no shooter would otherwise be able to get. Photographers like Reblias are used to fixed remote-operated camera systems grabbing otherwise difficult shots. However, what Reuters will do is a whole new ball game: Their robotic camera system, armed with Cannon’s newest body, the 1-DX, will have three-axis control and have a photographer at a computer operating its every movement with a joystick.

Developed by Fabrizio Bensch and Pawel Kopczynski, the 11 robo-cams at various venues will use a wide range of lenses: a 24-105mm, a 70-200mm and telephotos up to 400m…

Canon mirrorless camera ?

Canon EOS MBelow is the new Canon mirrorless camera and EF-M 22mm f/2 Lens.
The folks at [DI] posted what appears to be the first image of the new Canon EOS M mirrorless camera.

Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM EXTENDER 1.4x lens

Full Specifications Awaited with interest :-)
Press Info (UK) Press Release - 7th February 2011, 05:00 GMT
Canon announces development of a new telephoto zoom lens with an integrated extender
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 7th February 2011 – Canon today announces the development of a telephoto zoom lens featuring an integrated focal length extender – the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM EXTENDER 1.4x The lens will be displayed for the first time during CP+, held in Yokohama, Japan.
Designed for Canon’s leading range of EOS Digital SLR cameras, the new lens will be an ideal addition for sports and wildlife photographers, offering exceptional flexibility with a built-in 1.4x extender that creates an increased focal range of 280 – 560mm.
Perfect for photographers who require high performance, fast aperture and a flexible telephoto range, the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM EXTENDER 1.4x will enable photographers to shoot a greater breadth of subjects using a single lens, delivering the best …

Canon EOS 1D X Digital SLR Review

43tweetsretweet Last week, on June 20, I was one of the lucky few in Japan to receive a phone call to let me know that my Canon EOS 1D X Digital SLR camera was ready to pick up, on the day of its launch. Having spent a lot of time with the camera over the last six days, today we’re going to review this amazing new flagship from Canon.

I should say straight up that because I’m not a sports shooter, you aren’t going to see test shots of athletes running towards me, as is often the case with reviews of the 1D series from Canon. I was able to do some bird photography though, which is another common use of these fast frame rate cameras, so we’ll touch on the results of a couple of bird shoots, as well as some high ISO performance tests, which is another area that I know people are anxious to hear about. First though, let’s take a look at the camera itself, and touch on some of the nice new features.
As we progress, I’ll compare the 1D X with the 5D Mark III, which I own and reviewed in Mar…