More Canon cameras have appeared for certification as uncovered by Nokishita. We reported earlier today that the only remaining camera coming from Canon in 2017 will be the PowerShot G1 X Mark III. We do expect more PowerShot cameras to come ahead of CES in January and DSLRs to come ahead of CP+ in February. Read more…
Photography Blog has completed their review of the brand new Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2, which just began shipping in the last week or so.
It looks like they’ve come away quite impressed with this new Tamron.
The new Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 is a versatile walk-around lens with a fast maximum aperture that consistently delivers great images. It’s very sharp throughout most of the zoom and aperture range, even at the edges of the frame, with sharpness only falling off a little shooting wide open at f/2.8. The new SP 24-70mm G2 also produces very nice bokeh effects thanks to the 9-blade iris diaphragm, although there’s some very obvious vignetting and some barrel distortion at 24mm, plus slight pincushioning at 70mm. Overall, though, there’s little to complain about in the image quality department. Read the full review
The PowerShot G1 X Mark III is scheduled to be announced in mid October. There has been some speculation that we might see the PowerShot G3 X Mark II announced as well, which we now know isn’t happening in 2017.
It appears is the PowerShot G1 X Mark III will be the last substantial camera announcement from Canon for the remainder of the year. We expect to see more PowerShot G series cameras announced ahead of CES 2018 which begins on January 9, 2018.
DSLR announcements generally come in February ahead of CP+.
Here’s hoping the PowerShot G1 X Mark III is a big step forward for the “G” series.
MELVILLE, N.Y., September 21, 2017 – Canon Inc. announced today the development of the Free Viewpoint Video System, a new visual solution that incorporates the optical and sensor technologies cultivated by the Company over many years. Using this technology, Canon aims to provide a high-value-added imaging solution for a wide range of applications including sporting events.
Various types of video production are employed at sporting events to convey a passion for sports and the thrill of competition. With the development of its Free Viewpoint Video System—which creates a realistic, immersive experience that gives the user a sense that they are really there—Canon has achieved a video experience that can be viewed from various angles and viewpoints, expanding the boundaries of visual expression and contributing to the development of video culture.
Canon Will Continue to Engage and Educate Visitors at One of the World’s Most Photographed Events Through 2020
MELVILLE, N.Y., September 21, 2017 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce a renewal of its partnership with world-renowned event, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, taking its role as presenting sponsor of the event through 2020. This renewed sponsorship marks Canon’s commitment to the Albuquerque community, an area where Canon calls home to one of the two U.S. support centers that service the Company’s customers. To mark this momentous three-year sponsorship renewal, Canon has and will continue to sponsor the opening Mass Ascension and closing Night Magic™ Glow events.