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EOS Bodies / Another Spec List for the Entry Level Full Frame EOS
« on: July 25, 2012, 07:32:47 AM »
An “entry level” Full Frame Camera
[NL] has posted a spec list of the rumored “entry level” full frame camera that will be announced for Photokina. This camera would take the place currently held by the 5D Mark II. It’s fairly close to what we have posted previously.

Specifications

  • Two different sensor specs received (thanks) for a ‘cheaper’ FF DSLR.
  • One suggests an 18MP sensor and the other 22MP

Other features:

  • Design closer to 7D than 5D3 (smaller and with flash)
  • 7D style AF system (19 pt) and VF LCD
  • 7D metering
  • Single Digic 5+
  • 3.9 fps
  • 3 inch LCD
  • 51200 max ISO
  • Below $2000 USD
Source: [NL]

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EOS Bodies / Another Full Frame Camera? [CR1]
« on: July 25, 2012, 07:26:33 AM »
From POTN
Over a POTN there is a thread talking about a “1D X Successor”, basically a “slower 1DX”. Judging by the rumored price of $4000 AUD, I wouldn’t think it’s an “EOS-1″ body, perhaps a large megapixel camera above the 5D Mark III.

I believe we’ll only see one new full frame camera in 2012, unless something gets announced at the end of 2012 for availability in 2013.

Discussion at POTN via [NL

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1428
Pricewatch Deals / Canon EOS 5D Mark III Price Drop
« on: July 25, 2012, 07:06:47 AM »
From B&H
The slide down of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III pricing has begun. B&H Photo currently has the 5D Mark III body only listed at $3349 and the kit with the 24-105 f/4L IS at $4149. That’s a drop of $150 on both ways to buy the 5D3.

Canon 5D Mark III at B&H Body Only $3349 | EF 24-105 f/4L IS Kit $4149

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EOS Bodies / A New 100-400 & Coming Announcements [CR2]
« on: July 25, 2012, 06:58:07 AM »

More announcements coming

I’ve been told to expect two more announcements before Photokina begins in September. It’ll be a nice mix of DSLRs and lenses, as well as the usual PowerShot upgrades.


Bodies

We expect 3 more DSLR announcements before the end of 2012, however only two of the three may come before Photokina. One of the cameras will be the full frame camera we’ve talked about before.


Lenses

We still think a bunch of new lenses are coming down the pipeline from Canon. How many? By our count we hear at least 6 new lenses for the EF & EF-M mount before the end of  2012. Right now, we’re not sure how many before Photokina.


We were recently told that a new EF 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS was coming sooner than we originally thought.


All of this would leave us with a record year at Canon, with 6 new DSLRs and 13 new lenses.


EOS M

We do not expect any other EOS M bodies before the end of 2012. I do expect a lens announcement or two to rekindle the hype around the system when it hits the streets in October. 


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EOS Bodies / More Coverage of the Canon EOS M
« on: July 23, 2012, 11:28:35 AM »
Lots of information out there
Since you have to wait until October to actually buy one, at least you can kill some time reading about it.

From CNET

Overall, the EOS M, with its slim form factor and large image sensor, would likely appeal to compact upgraders looking for dSLR-like quality minus the bulk as well as dSLR, users who have already invested in a stable of Canon glass.

Read more at CNET

From Digital Camera Info

The EOS M is a camera for the masses, a simple-to-use interchangeable lens camera that won’t intimidate, but doesn’t skimp on the components or build quality. Its similarity to the Canon T4i is going to make for some tough buying decisions for many people in the sub-$1000 camera market; for just $799.99 this October, you can likely get all of the T4i’s performance in a smaller package.

Read more at Digital Camera Info

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EOS Bodies / Canon EOS M Hands On Via Tech Radar
« on: July 23, 2012, 12:52:39 AM »

More Canon EOS M Coverage

The folks at Tech Radar have posted a video and article hands-on of the new Canon EOS M System. It doesn’t appear that Canon has allowed any journalist to save and examine images taken by the Canon EOS M.


Early Verdict from Tech Radar


On the whole the Canon EOS M impresses. It’s a nice, solid-feeling camera that offers plenty of control to the enthusiast, without daunting its more novice target market.


We think that Canon has made the right move by using an APS-C sized sensor, and inevitably this means creating a new lens mount if the camera is to reap the size benefits of being mirrorless.


Read the entire article


Tech Radar Video Hands On



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Pricewatch Deals / Preorder the Canon EOS M
« on: July 23, 2012, 12:11:43 AM »

Preorders the Canon EOS M

You can now Preorder the Canon EOS M.


The Canon EOS M system will begin shipping in October 2012.


 



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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Canon EOS M System Announced
« on: July 23, 2012, 12:05:18 AM »
Put Your Creativity Into Motion With The New EOS M Digital Camera
The 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 dynamic range to capture rich gradation and detail.

This new addition to the EOS family offers a great solution to videographers and photographers of all levels, with two new lenses designed specifically for Canon’s new camera format – the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM kit lens and the optional EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens– and the ability to use the full line of Canon EF and EF-S lenses through the optional Mount Adapter EF-EOS M.

“The EOS M includes a unique feature set making it an ideal movie-making tool while offering incredible still image quality on its APS-C-sized CMOS sensor. The camera’s size, image quality, advanced video capabilities and the versatility of Canon’s full lineup of lenses make the EOS M another great option to help our customers record and capture their creative vision,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A.

Product Specifications and Features:

• EOS Full HD Movie mode with Movie Servo AF for continuous focus tracking of moving subjects also includes:

• Manual exposure control

• Multiple resolution frame rates

• Built-in stereo microphone

• Manual audio level adjustment

• Video Snapshot mode with touch-screen editing

• 18.0-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor

• ISO 100–6400 (expandable to 12800 in H mode) for video recording, ISO 100 – 12800 (expandable to 25600 in H mode) for still image shooting from bright to dim light and high performance Powerful DIGIC 5 Image Processor for exceptional image quality video and photos

• Hybrid CMOS AF delivers fast autofocus speed for video and photos

• Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II (approximately 1,040,000 dots) with smudge-resistant coating features multi-touch operation allowing photographers to use familiar gestures such as “pinch-to-zoom” and “swiping” to scroll between pictures and Touch AF for an easy and intuitive video capture experience

• Scene Intelligent Auto mode delivers expertly optimized photos and scene detection for amazing results even when shooting at night

• Advanced imaging features like Handheld Night Scene mode, HDR Backlight Control mode, and seven Creative Filters provide added versatility

• Multi-shot Noise Reduction helps preserve precious detail in photos at high ISO speeds

• Compatible with SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards, including new Ultra High Speed (UHS-I) cards

• Compatible with all Canon Speedlite accessories including the new Speedlite 600EX and Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT

• Compatible with Canon’s GPS Receiver GP-E2

An Advanced Video Capture Device The EOS M utilizes Canon’s Hybrid CMOS AF system to deliver fast autofocus speed for both video and photos. The Hybrid CMOS AF system truly shines when shooting video with EOS Full HD Movie mode including Movie Servo AF for continuous autofocus and tracking of moving subjects. The Hybrid CMOS AF system is located on the CMOS sensor itself and combines phase-difference AF and contrast AF to achieve operational stability, speed and precision. The Movie Servo AF function on the EOS M is enabled by default which keeps images on the rear screen in constant focus, even before the shutter is pressed. This continual focus makes for sharp video capture in a snap or to help reduce shutter lag due to focusing when still images want to be shot. The camera employs three AF methods for video and photos, Face Detection & Tracking AF, Multi-Point AF for automatics selection and Single-Point AF, where users select one of 31 AF points. Through the camera’s touch-panel operation, subject recognition and tracking is engaged at the touch of a finger, allowing users to track subjects accurately and focus on intended subjects with ease. In addition to subject tracking, the touch-panel LCD allows for simple, intuitive operation, menu navigation and touch features making it easy to shoot video and photos.

Thanks to Canon’s new Stepping Motor (STM) technology, when using either of the newly announced M-series lenses – the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM kit lens or the optional EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens – the AF system remains silent, helping ensure users only capture the sound of the scene being recorded. The EOS M also features manual audio level control to 64 levels, a built-in stereo microphone, which includes a wind filter and an attenuator function to reduce audio distortion in extra loud situations. The EOS M records MPEG-4 AVC H.264 video as an .MOV file in a range of NTSC and PAL professional frame rates, including 1080p Full HD video at 30p (29.97), 24p (23.976) and 25p, 720p HD video at 60p (59.94) or 50p and Standard Definition video at 30p (29.97) or 25p.

In addition to the creativity afforded by over 70 compatible lenses, the EOS M also includes Picture Style settings – including custom Picture Styles – when shooting video, allowing users to adjust color settings the same as when shooting still images. The camera also includes Canon’s Video Snapshot mode for an easy way to record and create a fun highlight reel that can be easily shared. Video Snapshot mode combines a series of short video clips into a single file, all in-camera. Through the camera’s touch-screen controls users can delete, cut or re-order the clips in-camera for quick and easy editing.

Optical Diversity: New M-Series Lenses and Accessories Along with the EOS M, Canon is also introducing two new M-series lenses – with new EOS M mounts –that include STM technology allowing for smooth and silent focusing when paired with Hybrid CMOS AF.

The EF-M 22mm f/2 STM kit lens is ideal for shooting video and still images. The fixed focal length lens has a great capacity for gathering light with an incredible aperture of f/2 and when combined with the camera’s APS-C image sensor, provide beautiful bright images and background blur for both video and stills. For more focal range versatility, Canon is also introducing the new EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, which provides videographers and photographers with a variable zoom range for general use with video recording or photographing. Both lenses are designed specifically for use with the EOS M digital camera.

In addition to the two lenses, any of Canon’s EF and EF-S lenses can be used with the EOS M with the optional Mount Adapter EF-EOS M. The EOS M camera’s strong magnesium and stainless steel frame provide the durability and rigidity to support the full line of EF and EF-S Lenses in a lightweight convenient design. Using the adapter allows the camera to be fully integrated into the EOS ecosystem of lenses, adding creative options and versatility to this powerful camera.

Ideal for use with the EOS M, Canon is also announcing a new compact and lightweight flash unit, the Speedlite 90EX, designed for the photographer on the go. The Speedlite 90EX is capable of coverage for 24mm wide angle lenses (35mm equivalent) with maximum guide numbers of 30 feet (9 meters) at ISO 100. The flash unit can be controlled wirelessly for creative multiple flash shoots and uses the standard Canon EOS hot shoe mount for compatibility with all EOS DSLR cameras and PowerShot digital cameras that include a hot shoe.

Availability The EOS M Digital Camera bundled with the new EF-M 22mm f/2 STM kit lens will be available in October for an estimated retail price of $799.99. Also a white version of the EOS M Digital Camera bundled with the new EF-M 22mm f/2 STM kit lens will be exclusively available through the Canon Online store, shop.usa.canon.com.

The new EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, Mount Adapter EF-EOS M and Speedlite 90EX will all be available in October at an estimated retail price of $299.99, $199.99 and $149.99 respectively.

Canon EOS M with the Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II


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EOS Bodies / Hands-on Video of the Canon EOS M (Italy)
« on: July 22, 2012, 09:12:26 PM »

From Italy

Here’s a video in Italian showing the Canon EOS M.


Lots of fun colors to choose from! I do like the red camera, but I’ll probably buy a black one. I’m boring that way.


I don’t speak Italian, so I cannot translate this video.



Thanks Craig (a different Craig)


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EOS Bodies / Canon EOS M Specs
« on: July 22, 2012, 08:50:10 AM »
Canon EOS M Specifications
The 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-C
  • DIGIC V
  • ISO 100-12800 (25,600 Expansion)
  • 3″ Touchscreen 1.04million pixels
  • Phase & Contrast AF
  • Video Servo AF
  • 1920×1080 Video 30p/25p/24p
  • 1280×720 Video 60p/50p
  • MPEG-4, AVC/H.264
  • SD Card
  • Adaptor at launch for EF lenses
Additional specs from [DCI]

  • 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 filters
  • HDR mode to synthesize three different exposures
  • Camera size: 66.5mm (width) 108.6mm (height) x 32.3mm (depth)
  • The weight (body only) 262g, (including battery and memory card) 298g

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EOS Bodies / Canon EF-M 18-55 IS Lens & Flash Image
« on: July 21, 2012, 08:20:54 AM »

Canon EF-M 18-55 IS


Canon EOS M External Flash


 



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EOS Bodies / Re: A Bit of Mirrorless Informaton [CR3]
« on: July 19, 2012, 01:09:56 PM »
Details are still being confirmed?

What happened to posting specs and just updating them as time goes by?

More rumors, less news!

There is too much information that contradicts. Canon has done a bang up job of plugging some leaks. I have posted bits of information about it already.

This is going to be a pretty boring camera for the "photographer" I think.

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EOS Bodies / A Bit of Mirrorless Informaton [CR3]
« on: July 19, 2012, 01:01:15 PM »
Soon…
We should see the new Canon mirrorless next Monday, details are still being confirmed about specifications and all that.

Don’t expect anything too “retro” or “rangefinder-esque”, as this is going to be a mass market consumer electronics type of camera. It’ll be more Nikon 1 than Fuji X-Pro 1.

I will post more when I can, a lot of what’s going around is pretty contradictory. Canon seems to have done a good job plugging leaks. :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / B&H Begins Shipping the Canon EOS-1D X
« on: July 19, 2012, 08:39:49 AM »
Good to know!
A few people have sent me screenshots showing that their Canon EOS-1D X preorders from B&H has begun shipping.

I’ll try to find out how big the preorder list is at B&H and when they expect to fill all the orders.

Canon EOS-1D X at B&H $6799

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Lenses / New Canon 50mm Coming? [CR1]
« on: July 17, 2012, 08:07:37 AM »
A new 50mm lens on the horizon?
Over the last few days I have received a lot of hints that a new EF 50mm lens is coming down the pipeline. 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”.

We recently reported that an IS version of the focal length exists in prototype form. It’s pretty normal to have multiple versions of a lens.

There’s always a risk with price lists and typos, and we have seen a lens appear on a price list before it was announced. The announcement came 6 months later, so this may not be an imminent thing. The good news is that there is a lot of chatter about the focal length going around.

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