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Here's the right article:

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/about_canon?pageKeyCode=pressreldetail&docId=0901e02480b2ab93

The New, Super-Zoom PowerShot SX700 HS and Waterproof PowerShot D30 Digital Cameras Deliver Outstanding Performance and Versatility

MELVILLE, N.Y., February 11, 2014
– Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the addition of the new super-zoom PowerShot SX700 HS and the adventure-ready, waterproof PowerShot D30 to the PowerShot line of compact digital cameras.

The stylish and pocket-sized PowerShot SX700 HS camera features an impressive 30x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 25-750mm zoom range), built-in Wi-Fi®, and Near Field Communication (NFC™)1 capabilities helping to ensure high-quality images can be captured and easily shared. This focal range will allow a user to be able to photograph a flower that is close but also have the zoom to capture an image of wildlife that is in the distance - all in a compact camera. The new PowerShot D30 camera is the world's deepest waterproof camera*, allowing for shooting up to 82 feet below sea level. This ready-for-adventure camera is also shockproof and cold and heat resistant. Both cameras produce breathtaking low-light images and offer 1080p full high-definition video so moving and still images can be clearly captured in many different environments.

"With the PowerShot SX700 HS camera's incredible long-zoom capabilities and the PowerShot D30 camera's ability to shoot underwater at a world-record depth of 82 feet, these cameras are capable of inspiring creativity when photographing wildlife, marine-life or everyday adventures," said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "In addition, consumers now have two excellent new digital camera options that allow them to create images and video that are not only high in quality, but easy and fun to use."

The PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera

The 30x optical zoom PowerShot SX700 HS camera combines a 16.1 megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 6 Image Processor to create the Canon HS SYSTEM -allowing for excellent low-light performance. With Canon's Intelligent IS, the PowerShot SX700 HS camera automatically chooses from various settings to help optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition.

The Wi-Fi® connectivity options in the PowerShot SX700 HS camera allows users to easily share beautiful images online with family and friends. Using the Mobile Device Connect Button, users can connect to a compatible smartphone, a compatible tablet or a Wi-Fi enabled computer. Connection to the computer is easily done using Canon iMAGE GATEWAY through the cloud2. For easy Wi-Fi connectivity, built-in NFC™ allows quick and simple pairing to compatible Android™ devices. With NFC, users press the Mobile Device Connect Button and tap their NFC-enabled Android device to the PowerShot SX700 HS camera to send images from the camera to their compatible smartphone with ease. For even more convenience, photographers can control the camera remotely via the free Canon Camera Window app3 from virtually anywhere with their compatible iOS® or Android device3. After composing the image, the photographer controls the shutter from their compatible smartphone, so that the photographer can be included in the shot.

Zoom Framing Assist Auto has been enhanced to make it easier to keep a subject that is at a far distance in the frame of view. The camera also records high-quality 1080p/60p Full HD video through a dedicated movie button. The Hybrid AUTO mode allows users to record up-to four seconds of video every time a still image is taken, and then automatically joins the clips and pictures into a video that captures the essence of a vacation, an important event, or any time you are shooting many shots in a day. Hybrid Auto automatically recognizes the scene and optimizes camera settings to capture the highest possible image quality to create a great looking highlight reel in 720p HD video.

The PowerShot SX700 HS camera also features Creative Shot mode. Creative Shot mode is an easy yet powerful tool to add artistic effects to photos. In Creative Shot mode, users compose a shot and the camera analyzes the photo to apply a series of artistic elements. Creative Shot mode includes four categories with 46 filters total. The four filter categories are: Retro, Monochrome, Special, and Natural. Before an image is captured, users choose one of the four filter types and Creative Shot will automatically render five different variations of the shot in different composition, color and lighting styles, delivering creative, new perspectives automatically while still maintaining the original image.

The PowerShot D30 Digital Camera


The PowerShot D30, Canon's latest waterproof camera, provides an ideal solution for those in need of a durable digital camera that can handle different adventures. The PowerShot D30 camera is waterproof to a record-breaking 82-feet below sea level, giving the open water diver 23 more feet of depth to explore in their underwater environment. The PowerShot D30 camera is also temperature-resistant from 14 degrees to 104 degrees Fahrenheit and shockproof to 6.5 feet. A great travel companion, the PowerShot D30 camera's built-in GPS** tracker remembers where and when photos were taken so images can be captured along with the date, time and location of each moment.

With its sleek design and comfortable grip, the PowerShot D30 camera can quickly adapt from under-to-above-water shooting environments through the camera's new Sunlight LCD mode. This feature reduces glare when shooting above water so capturing and sharing outdoor photos is easier than ever before. While in the water, however, the PowerShot D30 camera screen is bright and intuitive for easy, hassle free use. Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper camera settings based on 32 predefined shooting situations giving users the best possible shot composition - while Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to help image stabilization for the shooting condition.

In addition, the PowerShot D30 camera also delivers excellent low-light shooting capabilities through the Canon HS SYSTEM - powered by a 12.1 megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor DIGIC 4 Image Processor. The PowerShot D30 camera also records stunning 1080p full HD videos through an easy-to-access dedicated movie button so moving images can be captured the instant they happen.

Pricing and Availability

The PowerShot SX700 HS digital camera will be available starting in March for a retail price of $349.99 in black or red.

The PowerShot D30 digital camera will be available starting in April for a retail price of $329.99 in blue.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Will the next xD cameras do 4k?
« on: February 11, 2014, 12:53:10 PM »
I'm not a video guy.

Having more information than you need is always nice in post processing.
So even the output is not 4K, shooting it or at least having the option to do so seems to be a good thing.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Camera porn (SFW)
« on: February 09, 2014, 06:04:08 AM »
I don't understand how some people call the recent mirrorless Fuji cameras the "new Leica".
I mean all they did as a redesign was to release the x100s in black. Now look at the Hermès.

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Canon General / Re: Gear envy
« on: February 08, 2014, 11:22:59 AM »
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2 Canon 14mm fisheye lenses

What lens is that? I don't think the 14mm L 2.8 II qualifies as a fisheye.

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Lenses / Re: Replacement for EF-S 17-85mm/ 4,0-5,6/ IS USM
« on: February 04, 2014, 06:22:20 AM »
There are several options lens starting at 17mm:

Canon 17-55mm IS
Sigma 17-50mm OS
Sigma 17-70mm OS contenporary
Tamron 17-50mm
Tamron 17-50mm VC

Thanks for the list. I'm capable of googlin' together 17mm lenses.
As said I do not insist on 17mm. What I like to hear about are personal impressions =)

I have a Tokina 16-50mm (no longer produced) I can say that was made ​​to last many years.

I heard of Tokina's solid builds.
How did it perform optically?

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Lenses / Re: Replacement for EF-S 17-85mm/ 4,0-5,6/ IS USM
« on: February 03, 2014, 07:11:53 PM »
hi guys, thanks for sharing your thoughts.

I guess I was not quite clear on the focal length.
If I had a 15mm lens, the diagram would probably look the same, just shifted to the left.
If anything, I wanted to point out that I don't need a lens longer than ~50mm

I had a look at the 15-85 and have serious doubts about this lens.
Lasting for a year without issues is something I take for granted.
I was disappointed that my lens only lasted ~5 years.
Availability on the refurbished market does not add to the reputation of this lens or underlines its solid build.
And as I just refurbished a lens myself that I plan to keep as a backup, I want to buy a brand new lens.

To get an overall impression, I went to dxo mark and the Sigma scored twice as much as the Canon lens. 20 - 10
Photozone speaks of a "new (negative) record" of vignetting at the wide end for the Canon.  :-\
So while it has more zoom on paper, it doesn't seem to perform that well.

The only real advantage of the Canon seems to be the stabilisation that the Sigma misses.

The aperture unit of my current lens failed because of the movement during zooming in and out.
I don't feel very confident extending the zoom range even further.

and buy a better flash ;)
Bit of a misconception here, I think. I own a good flash.
It's not applicable to throw it directly at the subject, producing harsh shadows.

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Lenses / Replacement for EF-S 17-85mm/ 4,0-5,6/ IS USM
« on: February 03, 2014, 01:24:07 PM »
hello,

I got this lens with my camera as a kit about 5 years ago.

The aperture failed. Pictures could only be taken wide open.
A local shop estimated 200 to 300€ for repair. No way.

I got the spare part for 30€ and managed to replace the aperture unit myself and the lens seems to be working fine again. *phew*
All it takes is a steady hand and the right tools, as you can see in the attached image  ;D
However, I had to realize that these kit lenses are not built to last.  :(

Even though I got this thing working again, I don't know when it will fail again and if I can fix it.
So what other lens could replace this one?

The Sigma 18-35mm F1,8 DC HSM looks really nice.
-> The focal lengths don't match, I lose a lot on the tele end of the lens.
I opened  LR and created a chart to see which focal lengths I use the most.
The diagram shows number of images over focal length
The majority is taken at 17 mm, not the tele end.

This makes sense as a lot of the images are taken with (on camera) flash and it does not have the reach to illuminate longer focal lengths properly.
Most of the images at longer lengths are not really good.

I could swap lenses to a 50mm for a little more reach.

One mm of difference in focal length makes quite a difference for a wide angle.
Will I miss the 17mm, being limited to 18mm?
But the numbers suggest that I just go "as wide as possible".

Who owns this lens and could share some experience?

What other alternatives do you suggest?
The lens is mostly used for events and landscape.

Thanks for your ideas!

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Technical Support / Re: Photography Documentaries
« on: February 02, 2014, 04:14:51 AM »
Nachtwey - War Photographer

Avedon - Darkness and Light (available on youtube)

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Lenses / Re: Lens filters or not?
« on: February 01, 2014, 03:26:07 PM »
Damn, reading this thread made me paranoid! :D


Your lens can take a few "scratches":
http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2008/10/front-element-scratches

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Street & City / Re: My 14 days Vacation in Greece
« on: January 31, 2014, 03:11:05 PM »
For Me, Low tech Person, I just shoot the way that camera produce, Just Setting  in the Camera, And Plus use CPL Filter/ or Special Effected Filter.

There's nothing wrong with being low tech.
When I went to southern europe, I anticipated harsh light and packed some rolls of black and white film.

Photoshop is a complex tool and it takes a lot of time to understand it.
If you want something simpler, try Lightroom.
If you do not want to edit your images (replace the sky, for example), it is a great tool to get a lot more out of your raw files.
You can edit multiple images at the same time.

have a nice weekend, too

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Street & City / Re: My 14 days Vacation in Greece
« on: January 31, 2014, 02:26:29 PM »
hey surapon, nice images
looks like you had an awesome time in greece =)


Some of them looked way too contrasty on my screen though.
I have to admit, it's not calibrated, so I can't really tell what the real image looks like.

I gave it a try and quickly tweaked one in LR, hope you don't mind.
contrast -30
shadows +70
plus a few brush strokes for light, shadows and clarity to taste

There's not too much to be found in the darkness of a jpg.
I had to apply some noise reduction as the shadows spawned a lot of noise-colors when brightened up.
This will look better when applied to a raw file, I guess.

But even the jpg provided details in the trees, the plant to the left and the ruins in the front right.

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I wonder if there is any advantage in a type of digital Twin Lens Reflex camera?

Consumers would have to buy lenses in pairs.
There's no moving mirror.

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You have to export to a format that allows 16 bit, probably tiff.  JPEG is 8 bit only.

I exported tiff.
There were no export settings available.
The files are 8 bit.

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Technical Support / How to get all images and 16bit with Canoscan 9000F
« on: January 29, 2014, 06:22:57 PM »
hello,

I tried to scan some black & white film today.
I used a Canon CanoScan 9000F.

It's really nice as the scanner finds the images and inverts them automatically.

But I had 2 problems:
1) It did not find all images. Some of them are really dark, being just some dots on the negative.
How can I get around the automatic image detection while scanning film?

2) The scanner is advertised to scan 48bit and being able to scan 16bit greyscale.
I saved the scans as tiff files. The settings for export were only available when exporting jpg, so I assumed the tiffs have said 16bit.
Sadly, the files are 8 bit.
I read the manual and it suggests doing what I did  ???

How do I get the 16bit depth?

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EOS Bodies / Re: "Honey, I'vs never seen it this hard before..."
« on: January 25, 2014, 01:12:17 PM »
Events, portraits, thousands of shots each month.

My issue, and question is simply that I'm blown away that I need to buy the same gear to shoot a few sharp pics of my son!

If the lighting conditions are similar (and from what you describe in your entry post, they are) the same gear is required.
I'm not sure what's so surprising about that.

Again, a flash seems to be a cheaper alternative, providing a solution to the problem at hand but also providing creative possibilities in the future.

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