Canon Launches New Flagship XF705 Professional Camcorder Featuring 4K Video Recording at 60P/4:2:2/10-Bit

Canon Launches New Flagship XF705 Professional Camcorder Featuring 4K Video Recording at 60P/4:2:2/10-Bit

By Canon Rumors | September 12, 2018 | Cinema EOS News

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 12, 2018 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the new flagship model for the Company’s XF-series professional camcorders, the XF705. The camcorder features 4K (3840 x 2160) video shooting enabling users to record high-image quality at 60p/4:2:2/10-bit/HDR1 video to on-board SD cards. Ideal for broadcast and video production applications in addition to capturing video content at events and concerts, the 4K camcorder meets the needs of users who require high-quality video capture and more efficient video production workflows.

“The ability to capture high-quality video on-the-go in a compact and lightweight form factor is extremely valuable to videographers of all skill levels,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “This camcorder was designed to help professionals take their productions to the next level with 4K video recording and a wide-range of advanced features.”

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Preorder: You can now preorder the Canon EOS R system and other new Canon gear

Preorder: You can now preorder the Canon EOS R system and other new Canon gear

By Canon Rumors | September 12, 2018 | Canon EOS R

Our exclusive affiliate partner Adorama now has the Canon EOS R system and other new Canon gear available for preorder.

Canon EOS R Camera and Kits

Canon EOS R RF Lenses

Canon EOS R Accessories

New Canon EF-M Lenses:

New Canon EF Lenses 

 

Sigma Adds Three New Lenses to Its Cine Lens Lineup

Sigma Adds Three New Lenses to Its Cine Lens Lineup

By Canon Rumors | September 11, 2018 | Third Party Lenses

Brand new introductions to the FF High Speed Prime Line – 28mm T1.5 FF, 40mm T1.5 FF and 105mm T1.5 FF – will be debuted at IBC2018

RONKONKOMA, N.Y., Sept. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sigma is pleased to announce the development of three new Sigma Cine lenses in the FF High Speed Prime Line: 28mm T1.5 FF, 40mm T1.5 FF and 105mm T1.5 FF. With these additions, the FF High Speed Prime Line now includes ten lenses covering 14mm to 135mm and T1.5 to T2, giving cinematographers even more options to empower their artistic expression and take their cinematic vision to the next level.

Available for test-shooting at the 2018 IBC Show in Amsterdam from September 14-18, 2018, attendees are welcome to visit the Sigma booth 12.D64 to get hands-on with the new cine lenses.

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Firmware: Sigma 50-100 f/1.8 Art, Sigma 100-400mm Contemporary & Sigma 150-600mm Sport & Contemporary Lenses

Firmware: Sigma 50-100 f/1.8 Art, Sigma 100-400mm Contemporary & Sigma 150-600mm Sport & Contemporary Lenses

By Canon Rumors | September 11, 2018 | Third Party Lenses

SIGMA 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art for SIGMA (v.1.01) and Canon

  • (v.2.01)This firmware corrects the phenomenon that the AF performance occasionally becomes unstable when used via SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11.

SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary for Canon (v.2.03)

  • This firmware improves the AF speed in certain combinations with some cameras.

Firmware update for SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports (v.2.00) / Contemporary for Canon (v.2.00)

  • This firmware allows compatibility with Canon’s in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function to enable correction matching the optical characteristics of each lens*. It also corrects the phenomenon that abnormal images appear or operation errors occur when the function is enabled. This firmware also improves the AF speed in certain combinations with some cameras.

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So far so good, the Canon EOS R pleasantly surprised Jared

By Canon Rumors | September 10, 2018 | Canon Reviews

Apparently, the sky isn’t falling and Canon isn’t doomed. The first decent hands-on preview (mini review) of the Canon EOS R has hit, and the camera looks to be an excellent first step for Canon and will make still shooters quiet happy.

From Jared:

This is a HANDS ON PREVIEW of the Canon EOS R, new RF lenses and lens adapters. This is NOT A REVIEW just yet, that will be coming in the future. Should you sell all your Canon gear and move to Nikon or Sony or do you stick it out?

Here’s my take so far, this camera gets a lot right while still disappointing in some ways. But, I think it’s a very good start and will only lead to better future cameras. Now’s not the time to switch.

Jared provided some RAW files for you to play with over the weekend, you can get them here.

I’m looking forward to Jared’s real world review in a couple months time. Hopefully, by then, we’ll have one in our hands. I’m super excited to get one and I’m sad Canon doesn’t like us enough to give us a camera to try out. :)

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