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Another Premium PowerShot This Summer [CR1]

Another Premium PowerShot This Summer [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | June 18, 2015 | Canon PowerShot

We’re told that Canon isn’t done with PowerShot announcements this summer, and that we can expect another camera sometime over the summer.

We’re told this premium compact camera will fit into your pocket (no clarification on pocket type), have a “large” sensor, a fast lens, and a short zoom range.

The source wasn’t sure if we were talking about a new camera, such as a “PowerShot G5 X”, or an update to the PowerShot G7 X.

More to come…

Canon Connect Station CS100 Delayed

Canon Connect Station CS100 Delayed

By Canon Rumors | June 18, 2015 | Canon Accessories

The brand new Canon Connect Station CS100 was initially slated to ship this month, but has now been pushed back until September. The reason(s) for the delay are unknown and I’m sure at least tens of people are bummed about this.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Wirelessly Accessible Storage Hub
  • Dedicated to Canon Cameras & Camcorders
  • Built-In 1TB Hard Drive
  • NFC and Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • SD/CF Card Slots and USB Port
  • HDMI Out for Viewing on HDTV
  • Simple Interface for File Management
  • Compatible with Wireless Printers
  • Web Browser and iMAGE GATEWAY Support
  • Includes CS-RC1 Remote Control

Canon Connect Station CS100 at B&H Photo $299

Canon Makes the PowerShot G3 X Official

Canon Makes the PowerShot G3 X Official

By Canon Rumors | June 18, 2015 | Canon PowerShot

Newest Addition to G-Series Features a One-inch 20.2MP CMOS Sensor, a 25x Optical Power Zoom Lens, Dust- and Water-Resistance and Built-in Wi-Fi® with NFC

MELVILLE, N.Y., June 18, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced an exciting addition to its G-series of premium compact digital cameras — the Canon PowerShot G3 X. Ideal for photographers looking for DSLR-style features and quality in a compact, dust- and water-resistant body, this camera’s large, one-inch, 20.2 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor delivers optimal performance with an ISO range of 125 – 12,800. The sensor, along with a proprietary DIGIC 6 Image processor, creates Canon’s HS System to provide photographers with a high-performance point-and-shoot camera that captures vivid and detailed still images and video, even in difficult low-light shooting scenarios.

“The Canon PowerShot G3 X is a truly superb digital camera, one that provides so many top-notch features to empower photographers of all skill levels to shoot and share stunning images and HD video with ease,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The compact size will make the PowerShot G3 X camera a pleasure to have on-hand for any occasion and the advanced features will help make sure the moment is captured beautifully.”

This long-zoom, premium compact camera allows users to get close to the action with its bright f/2.8-5.6, 25x Optical Power Zoom Lens (equivalent to 24-600mm). In addition, an improved Intelligent Image Stabilization (IS) system provides virtually shake-free images in a wide variety of shooting conditions.

The Canon PowerShot G3 X camera is the most rugged G-series model yet. The combination of enhanced body panel construction with rubber sealing helps ensure this dust-and-water resistant digital camera is ready to shoot action-packed adventures even in some of the most adverse conditions. It also features controls and menu operation inherited from the Canon EOS line of Digital SLR cameras, a first for the PowerShot G-Series. Useful controls include an Auto Exposure (AE) lock button, Auto Focus (AF) selection button and DRIVE/AF button. For photography purists, the PowerShot G3 X camera fully supports both manual exposure control and the user’s choice of RAW, JPEG or RAW+JPEG recording formats. For quick camera setting, the PowerShot G3 X includes a programmable continuous ring on the lens, an exposure compensation dial and mode dial on top, and a rear control dial. Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1 featuring 2.36MP resolution and an adjustable viewing angle is also available as an optional accessory for the PowerShot G3 X to help users compose shots in bright, sunny conditions.

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Sony Claims Adapted Canon Lenses AF Nearly as Fast as on a Canon DSLR.

Sony Claims Adapted Canon Lenses AF Nearly as Fast as on a Canon DSLR.

By Canon Rumors | June 17, 2015 | Third Party Lenses

Sony Artisan Thibault Roland had a chance to interview a top engineer from the A7R II project at Sony. The interview is mostly a rehash of all the features in what appears to be a very good camera from Sony.

What’s interesting for Canon shooters, is that Sony is claiming that AF speed with a firmware updated Metabones Mark IV and Canon lenses is almost as quick as a Canon lens on a Canon DSLR.

We were confirmed that AF of Canon lenses was “much faster than before. With adapters (and in particular with a firmware updated Metabones Mark IV) Canon lenses are almost as fast as on a Canon body“.  Read the full interview

Keep in mind that “AF speed” is different than “AF accuracy”, and we’ll have to wait and see how things work in the real world.

It almost feels like Sony has put some R&D dollars into getting Canon users to want to use the A7R II with their Canon lenses.

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS in Development? [CR1]

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS in Development? [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | June 17, 2015 | Canon Lens Rumors

We’ve heard from a few different places over the last few months that an EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS is currently under development. At the time of the EF 24-70 f/2.8L II launch, there was a lot of talk that an IS version of the lens existed. We had then heard Canon planned to have 4 new versions of the 24-70 focal range. We got the EF 24-70 f/4L IS, which surprised a lot of people and then the EF 24-105 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM arrived, which we consider the basic focal range with a little bit of a broader appeal. We do have the EF 24-105 f/4L IS, but it’s not part of the new lens designs at Canon.

With Nikon rumored to be finishing development on a Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 PF VR, it seems unlikely Canon would leave such a lens out of their lineup, a lineup they’re very proud of.

We’re also told that an IS version of the EF 24-70 f/2.8L II would not replace the non-stabilized version, and would probably cost a lot.

There is no timetable and some grains of salt are probably required with this one.

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