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The Next DSLR Will Be Entry Level [CR3]

The Next DSLR Will Be Entry Level [CR3]

We’re told by a great source that the next Canon DSLR announced with be a brand new entry level model below the EOS 100D. We’re told the announcement is “soon”. Which we expect to be for CP+ next month in Tokyo.

The same source also commented that two more DSLRs would be announced in 2014 and one of them would be the EOS 7D Mark II. There was no mention of what the third one would be, as that could still be under tight wrap in Japan.

No specs were given for any of the cameras.

It was also confirmed that “a lot” of lenses were coming this year.

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Canon Japan Teases a White Kiss

Canon Japan Teases a White Kiss

From Canon Japan’s Facebook
Canon Japan is now teasing us with a little promo called “White Kiss”. As you probably know, Rebel level cameras in Japan are called “Kiss”. So this is another sign that Canon will be launching a white Rebel of some kind. We’re not sure if this will be a global product, or just in select countries.

View Canon Japan Teaser

Source [DC]

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Canon U.S.A. Announces World’s Smallest And Lightest DSLR Camera the EOS SL1

Canon U.S.A. Announces World’s Smallest And Lightest DSLR Camera the EOS SL1

Canon U.S.A. Announces World’s Smallest And Lightest DSLR Camera
Continuing the quest to deliver superb product innovations, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the world’s smallest and lightest DSLR* camera: the EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR Camera. It features a newly developed 18.0-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and high-performance DIGIC 5 Image Processor for exceptional image quality and speed. With its combination of lightweight size, ease of use and outstanding image quality, the EOS Rebel SL1 is perfect for users looking for the ideal camera to bring sightseeing on vacation or to capture the everyday.

Product Highlights

  • 18.0MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 5 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ Clear View II Touchscreen LCD
  • ISO 100-12800, Expandable to 25600
  • Full HD 1080 Video with Continuous AF
  • 4.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • 9-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • Scene Intelligent Auto Mode
  • Compact and Lightweight; Weighs 0.8lb
  • Compatible with Canon EF and EF-S Lenses

Preorder the EOS SL1: B&H Photo | Adorama

MELVILLE, N.Y., March 21, 2013 – Continuing the quest to deliver superb product innovations, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the world’s smallest and lightest DSLR* camera: the EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR Camera. It features a newly developed 18.0-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and high-performance DIGIC 5 Image Processor for exceptional image quality and speed. With its combination of lightweight size, ease of use and outstanding image quality, the EOS Rebel SL1 is perfect for users looking for the ideal camera to bring sightseeing on vacation or to capture the everyday.

“The EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR Camera represents a new era in DSLR versatility: ultra-portable, full-featured DSLR cameras,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “The EOS Rebel SL1 combines the high speed, high image quality and expanded shooting range of a DSLR camera, with the easy and fun usability of a point-and-shoot camera.”

Advanced Image Quality in a Compact Body

As the world’s smallest and lightest DSLR, the new camera body is 4.6″ (w) x 3.57″ (h) x 2.74″ (d), and weighs only 14.36 oz.** In comparison, the EOS Rebel SL1 is approximately 25 percent smaller and 28 percent lighter than the EOS Rebel T4i digital camera.

The EOS Rebel SL1 features an 18 megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor that performs exceptionally well in both bright and dimly lit shooting environments with an ISO range of 100-12800 (expandable to H: 25600) for photos and ISO-6400 (expandable to H: 12800) for video. Canon’s DIGIC 5 Image Processor technology allows for exceptional image quality and shooting speed up to four frames per second (fps).

The camera includes a new nine-point center cross-type autofocus (AF) system to help achieve fast, sharp focus. The new AF system also includes a new Hybrid CMOS AF II sensor, which provides a wider focus area when shooting photos or video in Live View mode, and a continuous AF speed that’s increased from previous EOS models.

To help capture video with ease, the EOS Rebel SL1 features Canon’s Movie Servo AF, which provides continuous AF tracking of moving subjects. When shooting video with one of Canon’s new STM lenses, such as the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM (available in the standard lens kit), Movie Servo AF takes advantage of the lens’ stepping motor for smooth and quiet continuous AF. The camera is capable of Full HD shooting in a number of recording sizes and frame rates, and enables easy manual control of exposure, focus and Live View features. The combination of Canon’s new Hybrid CMOS AF system II and EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens is ideal for shooting video helping to ensure only the sounds of the scene are recorded.

Allowing for clear and easy viewing even in bright environments, the Touch Screen three inch Clear View LCD monitor II provides a rich and expansive display as well as providing intuitive touch panel operation. Two finger touch gestures (multi-touch) can be easily used for zooming or changing images, accessing menu and quick control settings, and activating focus point and shutter release while shooting.

Creativity at your Fingertips

The EOS Rebel SL1 encourages users to explore their creative side with a wide array of features for convenience and simple shooting. The EOS Rebel SL1 is equipped with Scene Intelligent Auto Mode, an advanced function that detects faces, colors, brightness, movement, contrast, distance and other factors and automatically adjusts and selects the exposure method needed. The results are photos with a wide dynamic range, ideal for users without advanced photography knowledge or experience.

Users can also access advanced imaging features like the new Effect Shot mode, which automatically creates two different shots, one with a selected creative filter and one without. In addition, Creative Filters and Background Blur Simulation can now be displayed in real time during Live View shooting. Editing photos is also a snap with the Rebel SL1′s in-camera editing and cropping functionality. This feature allows users to view and crop the image using the camera’s LCD touch screen and save the edited version as a separate file.

For those who would like to take beautiful photos with ease, the EOS Rebel SL1 offers a variety of scene modes to explore. New special scene modes include Kids, Food and Candlelight, giving users advanced presets to help ensure the best possible photos even under difficult shooting conditions.

Pricing and Availability

The new EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR Camera is scheduled to be available in April for an estimated retail price of $649.99 for the body alone or $799.99 bundled with the new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM kit lens.

Canon EOS 100D Detailed Specs Appear

Canon EOS 100D Detailed Specs Appear

A New EOS?
The following spec list has appeared on the Best Buy web site. These specifications could possibly be placeholder specs, though they appear about as legit as they come.

The most telling features in the spec list are the dimensions. The weight of 13.1oz make this DSLR 5oz lighter than the Rebel T4i.

We’re still going with the EOS 100D name, but that may not be definite.

Pricing for the camera is going to be $799 USD with the EF-S 18-55 IS Kit, though this is unconfirmed.

Specifications Breakdown

  • Model: 8575B003
  • 18mp APS-C sensor
  • DIGIC 5 Processor
  • 3″ LCD Touch Screen
  • 4 fps
  • Optical viewfinder with 95% coverage and 0.87x magnification
  • 9-point AF system (dual-cross f/2.8 center point)
  • Face-detect AF
  • 30s-1/4000s shutter speeds
  • External hot shoe
  • ISO 100-25,600
  • HD video capture
  • LP-E12 battery
  • SDXC card slot

Read more after the break…..

Specs: Details: Description:
Warranty Terms – Parts 1 year limited
Height 3.6 inches
Width 4.6 inches
Depth 2.7 inches
Weight 13.1 ounce
Megapixels (Effective) 18.0 A camera’s image sensor resolution measured in millions of tiny dots (pixels). Effective megapixels — the number of megapixels actually used to capture the image — is typically slightly lower than the number of total available megapixels.
Image Resolution Up to 5184 x 3456 The clarity of a digital image, determined by multiplying the number of pixels wide by the number of pixels high (e.g., 640 x 480).
Digital Zoom None This is not true zoom, it is merely simulating zoom by enlarging the existing image’s pixels by cropping. The actual length of the lens does not change. Digital zooming results in reduced image quality, and should generally be avoided or turned off on your camera altogether. Optical zoom is recommended to ensure crisp, detailed photos.
Lens Features EF-S 18 – 55mm f/3.5 – 5.6 IS zoom lens
Lens Focal Length(s) 35mm equivalent 18 – 55mm (with included lens) The distance (in millimeters) from a camera’s image sensor to its lens, usually given in terms of the 35mm (film camera) equivalent. Cameras with optical zoom have a range of focal lengths, while cameras without optical zoom have a fixed focal length.
LCD Screen Size 3″ Size of the LCD screen, in inches, measured diagonally from corner to corner.
LCD Screen Features Color TFT-LCD touch screen
Viewfinder Optical with 95% coverage and approximately 0.87x magnification Provides the photographer with an approximation of what the lens is seeing. In addition to a conventional optical viewfinder, most digital cameras also provide a color LCD panel.
Image Stabilization Yes, optical Digitally compensates for camcorder shake so videos appear steady.
Face Detection Yes
Burst Mode Yes Also referred to as continuous shooting, burst mode captures multiple shots in rapid succession with a single click of the shutter. This is a useful feature when shooting subjects in motion.
Panorama Mode No
Image Stitching No
Internal Memory None Memory that is built into a digital camera for storing images.
Compatible Memory Formats Secure Digital (SD)|Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)|Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Number of images that can be stored on a digital camera’s built-in memory and/or included removable memory cards. This number varies depending on the resolution of each image. The higher the resolution of the image, the more storage space it takes up.
Shutter Speeds 30 – 1/4000 sec. The rate (typically measured in fractions of a second) at which a camera shutter opens and closes to capture an image. Slow shutter speeds are used for low-light conditions, while faster speeds are best for action shots.
Aperture Range f/3.5 – 5.6 (with included lens) The range, expressed in f-stop numbers, from a camera’s largest lens opening setting to its smallest. The greater this range, the more manual control and creative license available to the photographer in regard to light and focus.
White Balance Auto, preset (daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten light, white fluorescent light, flash), custom white balance correction, white balance bracketing Settings that assess and compensate for color conditions in any given lighting to ensure true-to-life color. Most digital cameras feature automatic white balance settings as well as the option to manually override such settings.
Flash Modes Auto, flash on, flash off, red-eye reduction on/off, slow sync Flash settings. Common modes include Auto (camera decides when the flash is needed), Red-Eye Reduction (minimizes eye reflections) and Fill (reduces deep shadows in bright sunlight).
External Flash Mount Yes (Also referred to as a hot shoe.) Available on some higher-end digital cameras (usually SLR digital cameras) to allow the addition of an external flash for extra light.
Focus Range 9.8′ – infinity Distance over which the camera is capable of focusing on the subject.
Movie Mode Yes Captures short, low-resolution video clips, sometimes with sound.
ISO Equivalent Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12,800, 25,600 Measurement of a digital camera’s light sensitivity, which is equivalent to a conventional camera’s film speed. The higher the ISO, the clearer the image in low-light conditions.
Camera Dock Not included
Image Storage Capacity Varies Number of images that can be stored on a digital camera’s built-in memory and/or included removable memory cards. This number varies depending on the resolution of each image. The higher the resolution of the image, the more storage space it takes up.
Batteries 1 battery pack LP-E12 (included)
Imaging Sensor Type CMOS Type of element used to convert light into a digital image. The most common types are CCD (charge-coupled device) and CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor).
Imaging Sensor Size 22.3mm x 14.9mm Size of the CCD or CMOS image sensor, usually measured in fractions of an inch (e.g., 1/1.8″ or 2/3″). In general, the larger the sensor, the better the picture quality.
Touchscreen Yes
Color Category Black
HD Movie Mode Yes
Smile Mode No
Waterproof No
Coldproof No
Shockproof No
Product Depth 2.7″
Low-Light/High Sensitivity Yes
Max ISO 12801 and higher
Frames Per Second 1 – 4
UPC 013803222654

 

 

 

EOS 100D Coming? [CR1]

EOS 100D Coming? [CR1]

The Small DSLR
We were told this morning that two new EOS cameras will be announced on March 21/22, 2013. One of them will be the “diminutive” EOS 100D and the other was unnamed by this new source. It was also mentioned that the price of the EOS 100D was “a bit expensive”.

The same source said no 70D was coming this week, and it will be announced later in the spring. This point contradicts the information given by some pretty good sources, though it’s not impossible that things have changed since I first heard good info about the 70D.

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