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Review: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III

Review: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III

By Canon Rumors | November 22, 2017 | Canon Reviews

ePHOTOzine has completed their review of the brand new Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III. Canon’s flaghship PowerShot camera which sports an APS-C 24mp image sensor.

From ePHOTOzine:

The Canon Powershot G1 X Mark III has taken the great usability of a Canon DSLR, and the 24mp APS-C CMOS sensor with phase-detection AF built-in, and squished it into a compact camera, whilst maintaining excellent handling and usability. They’ve also put a 3x zoom lens (24-72mm equivalent) on the front, with a relatively bright f/2.8 aperture at the wide-angle end of the lens.

What Canon is offering is unique, giving a 24mp APS-C CMOS sensor, and a 3x optical zoom lens, in a compact camera not much bigger than other compact cameras. We started this review by asking if Canon had made a true miniature DSLR in the size of a compact camera, and from the results, we would say they’ve succeeded. Whilst the camera doesn’t have the battery life to match a DSLR, this can quickly be solved by the purchase of a spare battery or two. Read the full review

ePHOTOzine came away quite impressed with the camera. I don’t think any is surprised that it’s a good package, I think the biggest issues against it has been the price tag ($1299USD) and the lack of 4K video capture. I think this camera will sell decently once it sees a price drop.

I was personally surprised how well it felt in my hand once I had a few minutes to play with one.

Canon Announces the ME20F-SHN

Canon Announces the ME20F-SHN

By Canon Rumors | November 22, 2017 | Canon Cinema EOS Rumors

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 21 November 2017: Canon Europe, world leader in imaging solutions, today announces the launch of the ME20F-SHN, a low light network camera with remarkable performance. As a sister product to the ME20F-SH, the ME20F-SHN which now features network capability, further enhances Canon’s Multiple Purpose camera line-up with a solid proposition in producing full colour and Full HD resolution images in limited light scenarios. Perfect for critical surveillance operations, the ME20F-SHN packs incredible low light performance, network capability and built-in video analytics into a lightweight and compact body.

Incredible low-light performance
Equipped with a 2.26MP Full Frame 35mm CMOS sensor and DIGIC DV 4 processor, the ME20F-SHN delivers sharp, low noise, Full HD colour video in extreme low light conditions. The sensor’s pixels and readout circuitry use Canon’s proprietary technologies to achieve both reduced noise and exceptionally high sensitivity. With a maximum ISO in excess of 4 million (+75db), which delivers amazing low-light sensitivity, the ME20F-SHN can capture subjects illuminated with less than 0.0005 lux. Even greater detail can be captured in low-light environments by removing the IR cut filter when shooting in infrared mode.

Much like Canon’s Cinema EOS range, this network camera offers Canon Log and Wide DR from the Custom Picture menu, which enables a wide dynamic range of up to 12 Stops (800%), delivering high-quality images across a range of lighting scenarios. The Custom Picture menu has been upgraded, with the addition of the Crisp Img function, which obtains sharp images in well-lit environments and low noise image under low light conditions. These features are invaluable for users needing to capture clear and accurate images.

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Black Friday: Macphun Luminar 2018 Discounts & Bonuses

Black Friday: Macphun Luminar 2018 Discounts & Bonuses

By Canon Rumors | November 21, 2017 | Deals on Gear

Luminar 2018 offers everything a modern photographer needs for photo editing, including new filters powered by artificial intelligence, major speed improvements, a dedicated RAW develop module and a forthcoming in 2018; digital asset management platform.

Users will also benefit from the new intelligent Sun Rays filterLUT support, and real-time noise removal. With workspaces that match different styles of editing, Luminar adapts to deliver a complete experience that avoids clutter and complexity.

Luminar 2018 has been re-built from the ground up for dramatic performance boosts. Existing filters deliver richer colors and depth in less time. A brand new streamlined user interface speeds up working with presets, filters, and masks. With full support of pro options like layers, masks, and blending modes, complex repairs and photo composites can be easily accomplished.

Offer Availability:

The Luminar 2018 Black Friday offer will be available from November 21-29

Pricing:

  • Current users of Luminar may upgrade at a Black Friday price of $49 (Use Coupon Code: CANONRUMORS to save another $10)
  • New users can purchase Luminar 2018 for $69 (Use Coupon Code: CANONRUMORS to save another $10)
  • A collection of bonuses will also be included with every purchase.

Bonuses:

  • A Pack of Urban presets from Contrastly
  • Creative Look LUTs Collection for use in Luminar 2018
  • The Ultra-Wide Landscape Ebook by Ian Plant
  • Lights&Shadows Photo Training Video by Matt Granger

Those who pre-ordered Luminar 2018, will get these bonuses for free.

Learn more about Luminar 2018

Deal: Sigma’s Black Friday Deals Start Today

Deal: Sigma’s Black Friday Deals Start Today

By Canon Rumors | November 19, 2017 | Deals on Gear

Ronkonkoma, NY – November 19, 2017 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced its biggest Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale ever, offering incredible savings on its award-winning Art lens line. For a limited time, customers can save up to $100.00 USD on some of Sigma’s most sought after Art lenses. These unprecedented savings are only available through Sigma’s authorized US dealers beginning Sunday, November 19th through Thursday, November 30th, 2017.

Sigma’s award-winning Global Vision Art lenses are defined by their edge-to-edge, uncompromising image quality. Best-in-class optics combined with outstanding craftsmanship give photographers a lens that enables the ultimate in artistic expression. The award-winning Art line of large-aperture primes, wide angles and standard zooms captures portraits, fashion, architecture, landscapes and more with groundbreaking sharpness and clarity.

“The time to buy is now,” said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America. “The Art lens line sets the bar in both build and image quality. It’s incredibly rare to get this wide of a range of unprecedented savings on the critically acclaimed Sigma Art line of lenses.”

The Black Friday sale makes it easier than ever for customers to add the sophisticated optical performance and high-level artistic expression of Sigma’s premium Art lens line. The most significant sale in company history means more photographers are now able to experience the critically acclaimed sharpness of an Art lens for their high-resolution full frame or crop sensor DSLRs.

Sigma Lenses on Sale:

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