From Canon: TOKYO, April 8, 2015
— Canon Inc. announced today the development of XF-AVC, a new proprietary video format for the efficient recording of high-image-quality 4K, 2K and HD video footage. Mainly targeting professional-use 4K video camcorders, XF-AVC will deliver enhanced workflows across various stages of the production process, from shooting to editing.
In recent years, the widespread use of digital data in cinema and video has become commonplace throughout the entire production workflow. Accordingly, amid growing demand for high-image-quality video, there have been increasing opportunities to record in 4K resolution video, which employs more than four times the number of pixels used in HD content. In light of this trend, Canon developed its XF-AVC video format to support greater workflow efficiency and convenience during the production process for high-image-quality video.
The new Canon XF-AVC is a standard that defines each recording method for the visual and audio data components that make up individual video files. Because XF-AVC employs the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video compression format, which realizes a high data-compression rate without sacrificing image quality, it supports the efficient recording on memory cards of high-image-quality 4K, 2K and HD video content captured on video camcorders. As a result, not only can external storage and other equipment required during shooting be kept compact, because it enables the recording of high-image-quality video data, the format also facilitates color grading and other high-precision editing processes.
Canon will employ XF-AVC primarily in the Company's 4K-compatible professional-use video camcorders, such as the XC10 (to go on sale in mid June 2015) and EOS C300 Mark II (to go on sale in early September 2015). Additionally, by collaborating with various industry manufacturers in connection with the new video format, Canon will deliver improved ease and convenience during cinema and video production workflows for high-image-quality video. XF-AVC: Primary specifications Companies and products supporting XF-AVC
- Adobe Systems Incorporated
- Autodesk, Inc.
- Avid Technology, Inc.
- Blackmagic Design Pty. Ltd.
- FilmLight Ltd.
- Final Cut Pro X
- Grass Valley
- Pomfort GmbH
- Quantel Ltd.
Post Date: 4/8/2015 6:22:42 AM CT Posted By: Sean
From Canon UK: United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, April 8, 2015
– Canon today unveils the EOS C300 Mark II, a new 4K video camera allowing filmmakers and broadcast producers to realise their creative vision in stunning cinematic detail. Building on the unprecedented success of the acclaimed EOS C300, the more rugged EOS C300 Mark II features an advanced imaging engine with dual DIGIC DV5 processors, new professional codecs and outstanding dynamic range, making it the most capable, flexible and accessible Cinema EOS video camera to date. Supreme 4K image quality and versatility
With the ability to record 10-bit 4:2:2 files internally at up to 410Mbps in 4K, or 10/12-bit 4:4:4 files in 2K/Full HD, with up to 15 stops of dynamic range, the EOS C300 Mark II provides footage suitable for extensive post-production work, producing crisper images across the full colour spectrum with reduced “colour bleed”. The camera offers professional filmmakers and broadcasters alike the very best image quality, recording 4K in both broadcast (3840 x 2160) and DCI cinematic (4096 x 2160) resolutions.
The EOS C300 Mark II can record high bitrate 4K files internally to dual CFast 2.0 media, while simultaneously recording 4K RAW files to an external recorder, offering the flexibility and universal appeal for production at the highest quality available today. Additionally, the ability to record 2K/Full HD Proxy files to an internal SD card, at the same time, further streamlines the production workflow process.
The new Canon-designed Super 35mm CMOS sensor and an increased ISO range up to ISO 102,400 deliver exceptional low light performance, allowing operators to capture low-noise footage across a variety of challenging environments without compromising on image quality.
To meet the requirements of a diverse range of shooting applications, the EOS C300 Mark II offers both full manual control, ideal for cinematic environments, as well as automatic modes. These include, enhanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF (now covering approx. 80% of the frame vertically and 80% horizontally), auto white balance and Face Detection AF, all making it easier for independent news gatherers and documentary filmmakers to shoot on the go. Instant integration into professional workflows
Canon’s new range of XF-AVC H.264 codecs, designed to be compatible with industry standard Non-Linear Edit systems, makes integrating both 4K and 2K/Full HD footage into workflows effortless, while maintaining the highest image quality. The range features XF-AVC intra for 4K, and XF-AVC Long GOP and Proxy options for 2K/Full HD recording, both of which utilise H.264 codec, offering post production flexibility and ease of use. Filmmakers can select the resolution and codec type that best suits their production, with the EOS C300 Mark II capable of shooting at up to 30P in 4K or up to 120P in 2K/Full HD.
The EOS C300 Mark II offers support for a wide range of colour space options, including BT.2020, the Canon Cinema Gamut and DCI-P3. The camera is also the first Cinema EOS model to feature brand new Canon Log2 technology, which enables the 15-stops of dynamic range, significantly wider than previous Cinema EOS cameras. The camera offers new versatility for sound recording too, supporting 4-channel audio recording in 16 or 24 bit and 48 kHz. Designed for versatility
The EOS C300 Mark II boasts the iconic Cinema EOS design DNA – a modular body that can be adapted to suit the needs of each shooter and filming situation, through the extensive range of compatible accessories. Internally, the EOS C300 Mark II also includes built-in electronically controlled glass ND (neutral density) filters, which reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor by up to 10 stops in expansion mode. Compatibility with the RC-V100 remote control and optional Wi-Fi control also enables ease of use in a wider range of locations.
The camera’s sensor read-out speed is now twice as fast as the original EOS C300, and further reduces rolling shutter distortion, allowing for crisp image capture in a moving environment, making it perfectly suited for capturing action sequences.
Leveraging Canon’s rich heritage in lens design, the EOS C300 Mark II is compatible with more than 90 current EF and EF Cinema lenses allowing operators to use their existing EF mount lenses. In addition, the EOS C300 Mark II comes equipped with Canon Cine servo zoom lens support, delivering one of the most comprehensive selections of lens possibilities for movie and broadcast production available in the market today. For further flexibility, shooters can opt to change the lens mount from the default EF Mount, to EF Mount with Cinema Lock, or to the industry standard PL mount, as a service option. EOS C300 Mark II key benefits:
Pricing and availability
- High bitrate internal 4K recording with external RAW
- High dynamic range files, ideal for post production
- Seamlessly integrate with professional workflows
- Automatic features make independent shooting easy
- Shoot with confidence in low light with low noise
The EOS C300 MKII will be available from September 2015 with an RSP of £11,299 ($15,999.00 USD) excluding VAT. B&H
has the Canon EOS C300 Mark II Cinema Camera
available for preorder.
Post Date: 4/8/2015 6:13:17 AM CT Posted By: Sean
From Canon U.S.A.:
CANON U.S.A. INTRODUCES THE WORLD’S HIGHEST RESOLUTION* FULL-FRAME DSLR CAMERAS: EOS 5DS AND EOS 5DS R
Featuring Canon’s Newly Designed 50.6 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor and Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors, New DSLRs Deliver Ultra-high Resolution Images and Enhanced Features
MELVILLE, N.Y., February 5, 2015
– Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the Canon EOS 5DSi
and Canon EOS 5DS Ri
Digital SLR cameras featuring
the world’s highest resolution*
among 35mm format DSLRs.
Providing photographers with uncompromising image quality, these new EOS models incorporate a newly designed Canon 50.6 megapixel full-frame CMOS image sensor and Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors for superb image quality
and processing speed.
Perfect for commercial, studio, portrait, landscape and architectural photography, or anyone looking for an affordable alternative to medium format,
the ultra-high resolution of these new models allow for large-format printing and extensive cropping capability while maintaining fantastic image quality.
Maximizing the potential of the new 50.6 megapixel sensor – for the first time in an EOS camera the low-pass filter effect in the EOS 5DS R model is cancelled.
The cancellation of the low-pass filter helps deliver sharp images, squeezing the most out of every pixel.
Both models provide attractive options for medium format shooters especially when coupled with a wide array of over 70 creative Canon EF lenses to choose from.
“Canon is always looking to deliver the absolute best in image quality and push our technology to the limits.
These cameras deliver on that pledge, providing photographers with two new incredible tools that will enable them to make the most out of every shoot,”
said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc.
“As photography becomes more specialized and more images are captured than ever before, the burden is on the photography equipment to keep up with the demands of today’s artistic talents.
These new camera models will provide many photographers with new options to deliver their vision to clients, fans, and the world.”
Built to Maximize Sharpness
In addition to the 50.6 megapixel full-frame image sensor and Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors, both cameras include a 61-Point High Density Reticular AF array including up to 41 cross-type AF points and
EOS iTR AF for high precision autofocus.
They also include the EOS Scene Detection system featuring a 150,000-pixel RGB+IR 252-zone metering sensor that provides enhanced precision and performance.
In support of such a high-resolution imaging sensor, the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R cameras were designed to minimize camera shake and significantly improve stability via a reinforced chassis,
baseplate and tripod lug to improve rigidity.
Canon also re-designed the mirror vibration control system to help reduce mirror bounce and camera shake.
To help maximize stability and minimize vibrations, Canon added a new Arbitrary Release Time Lag Setting in Mirror Lock mode in both models.
In addition to the standard setting (press the shutter button once to lock the mirror, then again to release the shutter),
the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R cameras offer new setting intervals of 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, one and two seconds, releasing the shutter after the selected preset delay,
allowing potential camera vibration to dissipate before shutter release.
A new Picture Style called “Fine Detail” has been added to enhance the sharpness of JPEGs and EOS Movies with three new settings: Strength, Fineness and Threshold.
With such abundant resolution on each sensor, both models also provide two cropped shooting modes, while still delivering high-resolution images 30.5 megapixels for the 1.3x mode and 19.6 megapixels for the 1.6x mode.
The available crop options are visible as a mask or an outline in the viewfinder; so shooters can know exactly where to frame their subject.
Capturing the Action
Like the EOS 7D Mark II, the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R cameras feature an advanced AE system that can detect and compensate for flickering light sources such as sodium vapor lamps that are often used in gymnasiums and natatoriums.
When enabled, this anti-flicker system automatically adjusts shutter release timing to help reduce disparities in exposure and color especially during continuous shooting.
And new Auto White Balance settings include Ambience Priority and White Priority (for use when shooting under tungsten lighting).
Photographers and cinematographers will appreciate improved custom controls including a built-in intervalometer and bulb timer to enable the capture of time-lapse images and long-exposure images.
These features are ideal for recording fireworks, star trails, sunrises and more.
Both models feature Intelligent Viewfinder II providing approximately 100 percent field of view, while adding the ability to display cropped shooting frames and superimpose a customizable selection of camera settings
and data such as dual-mode electronic level display and grid, as well as exposure, white balance, metering, drive, image quality and AF modes.
A new Customizable Quick Control Screen, another first for EOS cameras, allows photographers to quickly change frequently used camera settings and functions.
The EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R cameras continue the EOS Movie tradition with the ability to shoot in 1080p Full HD up to 30p or 720p HD video up to 60p.
A creative Time Lapse Movie function, a first for EOS cameras, takes a continuous series of still photographs and automatically combines them in camera into a Full HD movie file.
Interval adjustments can be set from one second to 99 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds.
The number of shots possible range from 2 to 3,600 with a maximum of two minutes and 30 seconds of playback time.
In addition, high-speed continuous shooting up to five-frames-per-second (fps) at full 50 megapixel resolution allows users to capture fast action.
The EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R cameras feature dual card slots for CF and SD memory cards, including Ultra High Speed (UHS-1) SD cards.
Built to last, the cameras also feature a shutter durability rating up to 150,000 cycles, the same as the EOS 5D Mark III.
The EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R Digital SLR cameras are scheduled to be available through authorized Canon dealers in June 2015 for estimated retail prices of $3,699.00 and $3,899.00 for the body only, respectively.
Among 35mm-format Digital SLR cameras as of February 5, 2015 according to published competitive information.
These devices have not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission.
These devices are not, and may not be offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained.
Note that, although the product pages are live, B&H
is NOT accepting Canon EOS 5Ds
Canon EOS 5Ds R
preorders at this time.
Watch the site's news page/feed and/or sign up for the site's email newsletter (see signup box at top right of all site pages) for first notice of preorders being accepted.
I'm guessing the lines will make Black Friday look tame.
Post Date: 2/5/2015 10:00:00 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
First, the press release from Canon U.S.A.:
CANON U.S.A. ANNOUNCES NEW EF 11-24mm f/4L USM ULTRA WIDE-ANGLE ZOOM LENS
New Optical Array Delivers Images with Tremendous Depth and Linear Perspective
MELVILLE, N.Y., February 5, 2015
– Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the superb new Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM ultra wide-angle zoom lens designed to deliver high quality,
minimally distorted images throughout the entire zoom range.
Featuring the widest angle of view (126°05' diagonal) ever achieved for a rectilinear full-frame Digital SLR lens*
, and a minimum focusing distance of 11 inches (at 24mm),
this new lens is ideal for professionals who want the ultimate in creative image expression with sharp, crisp detail whether shooting entire buildings from a close position,
entire stadium shots from a high-vantage point, large group photos at a scenic wedding or even astrophotography.
Cinematographers will be equally as impressed with the lens’ ability to retain straight lines.
Fully compatible with all EOS cameras, but particularly effective with full-frame cameras such as the new Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R Digital SLR cameras also announced today,
this new L-series lens features newly developed optics comprised of 16 elements in 11 groups with a three group zoom system and rear focus.
The new optical design utilizes four aspherical lens elements to help minimize distortion from the center of the image to the periphery, across the entire zoom range.
This new optical array provides straight lines with minimal curve throughout the zoom range, ideal for architectural, event, and forensic photography.
The lens also features one Super UD element and one UD lens element to help significantly reduce chromatic aberration and deliver sharp images with high resolution.
Canon’s advanced lens coating technologies are also liberally employed to help minimize ghosting and flare, while simultaneously enhancing accurate color balance and maximum light transmission efficiency.
“Canon is very proud of its optical heritage.
The creation of this new lens continues our tradition of providing photographers with unique image-making solutions that are not only thoughtfully designed but precisely engineered and manufactured,”
said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO of Canon U.S.A., Inc.
“The new Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM ultra wide-angle zoom lens features newly developed optics and an unprecedented combination of Canon optical technologies.
We are very eager to see the beautiful images that photographers will create using this new lens with Canon EOS DSLR and Cinema EOS cameras.”
The new Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens’ impressive 11mm starting focal length and 9-blade circular aperture help deliver beautiful, high-quality, detailed images.
The new lens accurately reproduces straight lines in the subject with minimal distortion, ideal for architectural and landscape photographers looking to create images with tremendous depth and strong perspective.
Wide-angle lenses are especially prone to flare and ghosting.
To help reduce these effects, the new Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens features Canon’s proprietary Sub-Wavelength Structure Coating (SWC) and Air Sphere Coating (ASC).
SWC is applied to the rear surface of the first and second aspheric lens elements, while ASC is used on the front of the fourth element.
The SWC coatings are particularly effective for combatting flare and ghosting caused by light rays entering the lens at a large angle of incidence,
while the ASC coating helps mitigate the same problems for light rays entering the center of the lens.
The new lens also employs Canon’s Super Spectra Coating (SSC) to enhance light transmission while at the same time optimizing color reproduction accuracy.
The Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens features a meticulously designed inner focusing system and zoom ring, as well as a built-in petal type lens hood with light-shielding grooves.
Along with a high-speed CPU and optimized AF algorithms, this lens enables fast and accurate autofocusing, while its full-time manual focus feature allows manual focus adjustment even in AF mode.
As with all L-series lenses, this durable new lens is highly resistant to dust and water -- ideal for outdoor photography even when conditions are harsh.
In addition, a fluorine coating on the front and rear surfaces of the lens helps reduce smears and fingerprints and makes the lens easier to clean.
Pricing and Availability
The Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM ultra wide-angle zoom lens joins the robust line up of Canon f/4L USM zoom lenses including 16-35mm, 17-40mm, 24-70mm, 24-105mm, 70-200mm, and 200-400mm + 1.4X Extender models.
It is scheduled to be available in late February 2015 for an estimated retail price of $2,999.00.
For more information please visit: http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/professional/products/lenses/ef_lens_lineup/lens_uw_pro
As of January 2015 according to published competitive information.
Preorder your Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens
Comparison Charts and Product Images
Below is the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens positioned beside the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens.
Looks really nice to me.
The Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens review
page has comparison charts and links to additional information about this lens.
Watch for this page to be updated with my in-depth expectations for this lens.
Post Date: 2/5/2015 10:00:00 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
First, the press release from Canon U.S.A.:
CANON U.S.A. ANNOUNCES NEW EOS REBEL DSLR CAMERAS FEATURING 24.2 MEGAPIXELS AND WIRELESS FUNCTIONALITY
The new EOS Rebel T6s and EOS Rebel T6i DSLR cameras combine affordability with workhorse imaging features and functionality
MELVILLE, N.Y., February 5, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the addition of two new DSLR cameras to its popular EOS Rebel lineup:
the EOS Rebel T6s Digital SLR camera, and the EOS Rebel T6i Digital SLR camera.
Featuring a newly developed 24.2 megapixel Canon CMOS imaging sensor, both cameras deliver the highest resolution available amongst EOS models with an APS-C format sensor.
Additionally, the cameras feature built-in Wi-Fi® and NFC™ capabilities – a first for the Canon EOS Rebel system – making snapping and sharing high-quality, treasured images seamless.
“The Canon EOS Rebel series is one of the most popular lines of DSLR cameras on the market, and we are proud to continue to innovate and upgrade this line with features such as wireless connectivity
and improved image capture capabilities,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “As the popularity of this line grows with consumers, we’re excited to launch the EOS Rebel T6s as
our new flagship camera in the Rebel line, as well as have another budget-conscious offering in the line with the Rebel T6i.”
With multiple features most commonly found in advanced amateur cameras, the EOS Rebel T6s is designed for photography enthusiasts, or those who are already experienced with entry-level cameras who want
to take high-quality photos and videos, and look for more advanced features and functions.
For more casual photography needs, or for users looking to purchase their first DSLR camera, the EOS Rebel T6i camera prioritizes affordability, without sacrificing basic SLR performance attributes
like quick shutter response, and compatibility with Canon’s impressive line of interchangeable lenses and accessories.
Outstanding Image Capture Features
The new EOS Rebel cameras have an extensive ISO range of 100-12800 (expandable to 25600) to accommodate shooting situations ranging from bright sunny days at the beach to dimly lit indoor dance recitals.
The high-performance DIGIC 6 image processor helps provide outstanding image quality and speed, so pictures are clear and sharp.
Building on the image capture functionality of their predecessors, the EOS Rebel T6s and EOS Rebel T6i cameras feature Canon’s new Hybrid CMOS AF III image sensor-embedded autofocus system,
which allows for high levels of speed and accuracy when capturing Full HD video or high-resolution photos in Live View.
This is particularly useful when capturing children playing sports, or animals in the wild, when it’s imperative to get the shot at the exact moment action is happening.
Helping photographers capture those special moments, the cameras have high-speed continuous shooting up to five frames-per-second (fps).
For photographers who prefer to compose their images through a viewfinder, the new EOS Rebel T6s and EOS Rebel T6i cameras have a 19-point all cross-type AF system that allows for superb autofocus,
as well as focus area selection modes.
Brand-new to the EOS Rebel line, the cameras feature built-in wireless capabilities, which allow users to wirelessly transfer images and videos with ease to compatible smartphones and tablets through
Canon’s newly updated and free Camera Connect app.2
Images and videos can also be shared wirelessly to a wide range of popular social networking sites through Canon iMAGE GATEWAY.3
The camera’s built-in NFC (Near Field Communication)4
allows quick and simple pairing to a compatible Android device, or devices that support NFC like the new Canon Connect Station CS100 photo
and video storage and sharing device.
The built-in Wi-Fi functionality also allows users to wirelessly print their images to any compatible printer, like the PIXMA MG7520 or PIXMA iP8720.
With an intuitive design that allows for an optimal photographic experience, the new EOS Rebel cameras have a three-inch Vari-Angle Touch Screen Clear View LCD monitor with approximately 1,040,000 dots.
This design enables flexible positioning for high or low framed shots, as well as clear viewing even when outdoors in the sunlight.
Additionally, the cameras feature the latest version of Canon’s EOS scene analysis system, which helps photographers capture beautiful images in a wider range of situations by detecting near-infrared light
and flickering light sources.
Also new to the entire EOS system, both models feature color tone detection, which helps ensure individuals in photographs are properly focused and/or exposed by adjusting both autofocus and exposure metering.
Full HD Video Capture
The EOS Rebel T6s and EOS Rebel T6i cameras feature EOS Movie mode which captures Full HD 1080p resolution video up to 30 fps in MP4 format for high quality shooting and easy movie sharing on select social networking sites.
Manual exposure control, digital zoom and an external stereo microphone jack are provided for advanced users using the EOS Rebel T6s.
Expanded Creative Functionality
Allowing for full creative control, the new EOS Rebel cameras offer creative filters available as presets for photos and movies.
These filters can be displayed in real time during Live View shooting, providing an easy way for users to enhance their creative work.
Users can further expand their artistic abilities right from the camera with Creative Filters such as Fisheye Effect, Toy Camera Effect and Monochrome mode.
Fisheye Effect gives images a panoramic look and feel, Toy Camera Effect adds a grainy look to soften photos, illustrating a vintage appearance and
with Monochrome mode, photos can either have black-and-white, blue or sepia tones, to display a more classic appearance.
Advanced Features & Capabilities
For photographers who desire more advanced features, the EOS Rebel T6s is the first EOS Rebel class DSLR camera to feature a top LCD panel, Quick Control Dial, Horizontal Level and built-in HDR movie capabilities.
The new camera is also the first model in the EOS Rebel series to feature Servo AF in Live View, allowing continuous tracking of moving subjects during burst mode shooting sequences.
The EOS Rebel T6s Digital SLR camera and EOS Rebel T6i Digital SLR camera are scheduled to be available at the end of April 2015.
The estimated retail price of the EOS Rebel T6s is $849.99 for the body only, and $1,199.00 bundled with an EF-S 18-135 STM lens.
The EOS Rebel T6i has an estimated retail price of $749.99 for the body only, $899.99 bundled with an EF-S 18-55 STM lens, and $1,099.00 bundled with an EF-S 18-135 STM lens.
The EOS Rebel T6s Digital SLR camera, and the EOS Rebel T6i Digital SLR cameras have not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained.
For Wi-Fi connectivity: Compatible with iOS versions 6.0/6.1/7.0/7.1/8.0/8.1, Android smartphone versions 2.3.3/4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4 and Android tablet versions 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4. Data charges may apply. With the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This software helps enable you to upload images to social network services. Before uploading images, please be aware that image files may contain privacy-related information such as people and places. If necessary, please delete such information. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this software.
One-time registration is required on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY online photo album
For NFC connectivity: Compatible with Android devices version 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4 and the Canon Connect Station CS100 ii photo and video storage and sharing device.
your T6i or T6s from B&H
Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Camera (Body Only)
Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Camera with 18-135mm IS STM Lens
Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Camera with 18-55mm IS STM Lens
Canon EOS Rebel T6s DSLR Camera (Body Only)
Canon EOS Rebel T6s DSLR Camera with 18-55mm IS STM Lens
Canon ACK-E18 AC Adapter Kit
Canon DR-E18 DC Coupler
Canon LP-E17 Battery Pack
Canon BG-E18 Battery Grip
Canon MG-EB Magnifier
Canon MG-EF Magnifier
Comparison Charts and Product Images
The Canon EOS Rebel T6i
and Canon EOS Rebel T6s review
are loaded with product images and comparison charts and images.
Full reviews will be forthcoming.
Post Date: 2/5/2015 10:00:00 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Sydney, Australia, 6 February 2015
– Canon today reveals the EOS M3 – a powerful Compact System Camera created for photographers who demand premium performance or for professional photographers to use as a secondary camera. Fusing Canon’s unrivalled image quality and DSLR-levels of control in a compact body, the EOS M3 offers the ability to photograph the world in exceptional detail. EOS M3 key benefits:
- Fast, responsive focusing with advanced 49-point AF system and CMOS AF III technology
- Incredible still image quality and full HD movies
- EOS design DNA in an ergonomic portable body that fits comfortably in your hand and gives you easy access to a range of controls
- Remote camera control and image sharing via Wi-Fi
At the heart of the EOS M3 is Canon’s first 24.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and its most advanced image processor, DIGIC 6, delivering premium quality stills and Full HD Movies. Combined with super-fast AF performance, thanks to a new Hybrid CMOS AF III and 49-point AF System, this camera gives you the freedom to capture the beauty of movement. Designed to ensure everything is within easy reach - from intuitive DSLR-like dials and control, as well as the flexibility to change your lens, all shrunk down into a compact, ergonomic body to take with you wherever you go. Rich detail and lighting fast performance
From city skylines and enchanting landscapes to urban art and eye-catching portraits, the EOS M3 delivers clarity, rich colour and distinctive detail with every image. As light starts to fade and dusk descends, the EOS M3 excels with the 24.2 MP sensor’s vast 100-12,800 ISO range providing vivid, realistic and low-noise shots in even the most challenging of light situations.Constructed for speed, whether you’re shooting an elusive animal on safari or street performers on a city break, the subject of your shot will be in focus with the EOS M3’s 49-point AF system and innovative new Hybrid CMOS AF III technology delivering lightningfast performance. Putting you in control – iconic EOS design and controls
The EOS M3 incorporates the EOS design DNA and fits comfortably in the palm of your hand thanks to the fluid design grip. Direct access to a range of controls, including an exposure compensation dial, main control dial and customisable button lets you adjust the camera’s settings to suit your shooting style.
For complete framing versatility, the large 7.5cm (3.0”) LCD touchscreen tilts up 180 degrees and down 45 degrees to help you shoot from all angles, while also making multitouch gestures a finger tap away. The screen also gives you access to Canon’s intuitive touch menu system found on EOS DSLRs.
The EOS M3 is a camera to make your own, with customisable controls, a hot shoe for Canon’s Speedlite flashes and optional tilt-type electronic viewfinder. Compatibility with EF-M lenses, including a choice of pancake and zoom lenses, means you can shoot any situation. Plus, with Creative Assist, the EOS M3 can be controlled from the touch screen interface, and the effects previewed in real time as you shoot. Settings such as brightness, background blur, vividness of colour, contrast, warmth and filter effects can be altered, and combinations can be saved to be called upon again when you need them. Movies worth remembering
Budding movie makers can shoot in Full HD quality with a choice of 24p, 25p and 30p frame rates, and MP4 for easy sharing. You can be sure people and places will always be in focus, with advanced Hybrid CMOS AF III providing continuous AF. For more experienced shooters, Touch AF gives you the flexibility to select AF points on the LCD even with moving subjects, and create professional-looking pull focus effects. For full control, Manual Movie puts you in the director’s seat, with complete aperture, shutter and ISO control for stunningly creative results. Power to control and share
EOS M3 gives you the flexibility to remotely control the camera and transfer images using integrated Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity. Remote shooting via the new Camera Connect app lets you control the camera’s key functions. Dynamic NFC enables single-touch image transfers to smart devices while the auto-sync functionality means you can upload all your images to Canon’s online photo storage service, irista, for instant back-up and peace of mind. Availability
The new EOS M3 will be available [in Australia] from April 2015 in black and white. Prices will be set at dealer discretion.
Post Date: 2/5/2015 11:35:21 PM CT Posted By: Sean
From Canon: The PowerShot SX410 IS Digital Camera Features a Compact Body with an Impressive 40x Optical Zoom Lens, while the Stylish PowerShot ELPH 350 HS Offers a 20.2 Megapixel CMOS Sensor, Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC Capabilities MELVILLE, N.Y., February 5, 2015
– Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the new PowerShot SX410 IS and PowerShot ELPH 350 HS compact digital cameras. Weighing just .4 ounces more and measuring only .2 inches longer than its predecessor, the PowerShot SX410 IS camera boasts an upgraded 40x optical zoom range (equivalent to 24-960mm), making it a convenient choice for users who want to combine portability and telephoto reach into one powerful digital camera. The PowerShot ELPH 350 HS is a high performance stylish compact digital camera with a 12x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 25-300mm) and an impressive 20.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, with built-in Wi-Fi and Near Field Communications (NFC) capabilities.
“At Canon U.S.A. we aim to make capturing images and video as easy as possible for photo enthusiasts,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “With the introduction of the PowerShot SX410 IS and the PowerShot ELPH 350 HS, users will find improved imaging features in compact camera bodies, making either camera model a convenient choice for those passionate about photography at almost any level or budget.” The PowerShot SX410 IS Digital Camera
The PowerShot SX410 IS Digital Camera is the latest super zoom camera to be added to Canon’s SX-series lineup. With a 40x optical zoom range, an Intelligent IS image stabilization system and a 20 Megapixelii CCD sensor, the PowerShot SX410 IS camera gives users the features they need to capture every photographic moment in high resolution. The lens and sensor provide powerful performance in a very compact and portable body – weighing less than 11.5 ounces and measuring just 2.72 inches high and 3.35 inches deep from the rear LCD screen to the front of the lens.
The PowerShot SX410 IS camera is always ready for action with a dedicated movie button to easily start and stop recording 720p HD video. Additionally, the PowerShot SX410 IS camera can capture tight close-up shots of subjects from far distances through the use of the camera’s full 40x zoom range. The camera is also outfitted with ECO mode to help extend battery life allowing more photos to be taken over a longer period of time.
The camera’s Smart AUTO mode sets the ideal image quality settings by intelligently selecting from 32 pre-defined scene modes for still shots and 21 scene modes for video. Users can further expand their artistic abilities right from the camera with Creative Filters such as Fisheye Effect, Toy Camera Effect and Monochrome. Fisheye Effect gives images a panoramic look and feel, Toy Camera Effect adds a grainy look to soften photos, illustrating a vintage appearance and with Monochrome mode, photos can either have black-and-white, blue or sepia tones, to display a more classic appearance.
The PowerShot SX410 IS camera is scheduled to be available in March 2015 in red or black for an estimated retail price of $279.99. The PowerShot ELPH 350 HS
Building on the PowerShot ELPH series’ “Circle in a Box” design and the heritage as one of the leaders in digital camera market share, the new PowerShot ELPH 350 HS camera offers users high performance that is perfect for everyday use. Featuring a 12x optical zoom lens and a high-resolution 20.2 Megapixeli CMOS sensor, the new PowerShot ELPH 350 HS camera is capable of capturing sharp images with the superb quality. With Intelligent IS to help optimize image stabilization, a built-in flash and ample low light sensitivity up to ISO 3200, users can create images that are sharp and virtually shake-free in a wide range of shooting conditions both indoors and out.
The PowerShot ELPH 350 HS digital camera is equipped with built-in Wi-Fi, allowing for wireless transferring of images and video to compatible mobile devices , Wi-Fi enabled computers and select social networking sites, making it easy to share images anytime or anywhere. The built-in Wi-Fi allows users to wirelessly print their images to any compatible Canon printer, like the PIXMA MG7520. Users can also shoot remotely via Wi-Fi using a compatible smartphone or tablet and the free Canon Camera Connect app , so everyone can be included in group photos. With its built-in NFC feature, the PowerShot ELPH 350 HS camera can quickly pair to compatible Android devices , as well as to the recently announced Canon Connect Station CS100 photo/video storage and sharing device.
When photographing people, users can enable the Auto Zoom feature that allows the camera to identify the primary subject and immediately focus and frame it for a perfect shot. With Canon’s Creative Shot mode, Smart AUTO technology and Hybrid AUTO for simultaneous still and video capture, users have the ability to capture creative images with ease. Photographers can also capture moving subjects in crisp, smooth 1080p Full HD video quickly and simply by pressing the camera’s dedicated movie button. And the camera has a large 3-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 461,000 dots, perfect for quick and clear preview and review of images and video.
The PowerShot ELPH 350 HS camera is scheduled to be available in April 2015 in black and silver for an estimated retail price of $209.99.
B&H has the Canon PowerShot SX410 IS
and ELPH 350 HS
available for preorder.
Post Date: 2/5/2015 10:05:24 PM CT Posted By: Sean
Canon is Developing PowerShot G3 X Premium Compact Camera, Featuring 1.0-inch Sensor and 25x Optical Zoom Lens
MELVILLE, N.Y., February 5, 2015 — Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., is developing a new addition to the Company’s G-series lineup of premium compact cameras—the PowerShot G3 X—and will display a prototype of the camera at CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2015, to be held from February 12th-15th at the PACIFICO YOKOHAMA Exhibition Hall in Yokohama, Japan.
The new PowerShot G3 X, currently under development by Canon Inc., will incorporate a large 1.0-inch sensor and a 24–600mm (35mm film equivalent) 25x optical zoom lens while maintaining a compact size that makes it easy to carry around. The camera will produce images with beautifully blurred backgrounds, made possible by its large sensor, and provide users with a wide range of focal lengths, from wide-angle to telephoto. The addition of the new model will serve to further bolster Canon’s already impressive G-series PowerShot camera lineup.
Introduced in 2000 as a high-end-model lineup, Canon’s G series of PowerShot cameras has played a leading role in the compact camera market thanks to its high-image quality.
Calling upon the Company’s latest lens, sensor and image processing technology know-how, Canon launched the current flagship-model PowerShot G1 X Mark II camera in March 2014, followed in October of the same year with the launch of the high-image-quality compact-body PowerShot G7 X camera. Both models have proven popular among a wide range of high-end users, including users of EOS-series interchangeable-lens cameras.
By actively and flexibly responding to the market’s diverse needs, particularly through the bolstering of the Company’s high-end-model lineup, Canon will continue to contribute to the expansion of the photographic imaging culture.
Post Date: 2/5/2015 10:04:43 PM CT Posted By: Sean
From Canon UK: United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, January 5, 2015
– Canon today announces the Connect Station CS100, a unique photo-storage device that allows you to quickly and easily save, view and share your photos and movies, all from one single accessible location. Effortlessly transfer your favourite moments – from cameras and smart devices
Acting as a central hub for up to 1TB of content in the home, the Connect Station CS100 makes worrying about which memory card or device your images are stored on a thing of the past. All your photos and movies can be easily imported from NFC-enabled Canon cameras and camcorders with a single touch.
Your favourite content can also be transferred to the Connect Station CS100 from a range of devices. Occasions captured on other cameras can be imported through a USB wired connection, or directly from a memory card. Spontaneous moments shot on smartphones or tablets can be transmitted using Wi-Fi, via a web browser, making it easier than ever before to bring together all your images or videos. Enjoy and manage your images on the big screen
Once stored, the Connect Station CS100 is the perfect way to relive your special moments – from holidays to weddings – with your friends and family at home. The Connect Station CS100 can connect to large screen TVs via HDMI, allowing you to display and enjoy your images and movies in stunning Full HD resolution, the way they deserve to be viewed. For more casual viewing, you can also wirelessly view albums on your smartphone, tablet or computer via a web browser.
The Connect Station CS100 also makes it easy to organise your image libraries via your TV – using the dedicated infrared remote control you can view content in date order or create themed albums. Built for sharing
Friends and family can also be kept up to date with your latest adventures. Using CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, your Connect Station CS100 lets you easily share your images and movies to a range of social media sites – as well as to irista, Canon’s cloud-based image management platform – for everyone to enjoy wherever they are. Albums can also be sent in full resolution to other Connect Station CS100s, allowing you to share with friends and families around the world, so they can enjoy and print at a later date. You can even print stored images, without the need for a PC, using a connected PictBridge via Wireless LAN compatible printer.
The Connect Station CS100 will be available in 11 languages. Connect Station CS100 key benefits:
Pricing and availability
- Simply touch your NFC camera to transfer photos and movies
- Enjoy photos and movies from your different devices in one place
- Share images to social media, the cloud or another Connect Station
- Print straight from your Connect Station to your wireless printer
- Transfer to and from memory cards or connect your camera via USB
The Connect Station CS100 is available from June with an SRP of £199/€239/$299.99.  Connected using PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol). Compatible with Canon cameras and camcorders released in 2010 and later
 Images stored in a folder compliant with the DCIM or AVCHD folder structure are imported.
 Japanese, English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Portuguese (Portugal)
 This function is intended for Canon cameras and camcorders featuring an NFC function supporting the Connect Station CS100
 Some features require a CANON iMAGE GATEWAY account. CANON iMAGE GATEWAY may not be supported in some countries or regions. Please visit www.canon-europe.com/cig for more information
 PictBridge via wireless LAN compatible printer
 Enjoy photos and movies from your different devices in one place Adorama
has the Canon Connect Station CS100
available for preorder.
Post Date: 1/5/2015 9:15:52 AM CT Posted By: Sean
From Canon USA: Three New PowerShot SX Series Digital Cameras Feature Super-Zoom Lenses for High-Impact Imaging and Two New PowerShot ELPH Series Digital Cameras Offer Easy-to-Use Features in Sleek, Compact Bodies MELVILLE, N.Y., January 5, 2015
- Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the addition of three new super-zoom cameras to its PowerShot SX line up: the PowerShot SX530 HS, the PowerShot SX710 HS and the PowerShot SX610 HS digital cameras. The company also added two new stylish and compact cameras to its PowerShot ELPH series: the PowerShot ELPH 170 IS and PowerShot ELPH 160 cameras. The PowerShot SX models provide users with high-quality imaging, advanced features and fast focusing, while the PowerShot ELPH models have improved operability to help produce beautiful images and video housed within stylish, slim bodies that can easily fit in a pocket or purse.
"As our customers' desire for superb imaging devices to help them create amazing images and video grows, Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to providing digital cameras that have the features and functions to easily capture their most important moments," said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "With these five new PowerShot digital cameras, Canon hopes that users will capture and share their favorite moments, without compromising image quality."
The three new PowerShot SX series cameras (the PowerShot SX530 HS, the PowerShot SX710 HS and the PowerShot SX610 HS) feature optical zoom ranges of 50x, 30x and 18x, respectively - making them powerful enough to capture images close-up as well as from a distance. The built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity options in the new PowerShot SX cameras allow users to easily share beautiful images online with family and friends by connecting to a compatible smartphonei, tablet or Wi-Fi enabled computer. Experiencing the power of a printed image is also easy when users connect and print to a Canon wireless PictBridge certified printer, like the Canon PIXMA MG7520. And for even more convenience, the cameras are compatible with the new Canon Connect Station CS100 - a dedicated device for easy and safe image and video viewing, sharing and storage.
The new PowerShot ELPH 170 IS and PowerShot ELPH 160 digital cameras are easy to take along almost anywhere. Providing users with great imaging quality, the new PowerShot ELPH cameras feature 12x and 8x Optical Zoom lenses, respectively, and 720p HD video - making them perfect for busy parents or an on-the-go college student. The PowerShot SX530 HS
The PowerShot SX530 HS digital camera builds on the features included in the PowerShot SX520 HS digital camera. With a 50x Optical Zoom lens (equivalent to 24-1200mm) and Canon's Optical Image Stabilization, the camera is ideal for those with active lifestyles who want to take high-quality close-up shots of their travel adventures or weekend getaways. And with Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities, users can easily share and print their special images wirelessly. In addition to featuring a powerful optical zoom range and wireless options, the SX530 HS digital camera combines a16 Megapixelii High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and Canon's DIGIC 4+ Image Processor to create the Canon HS System allowing for excellent low-light performance.
Giving users the ability to capture life in motion, the camera features a dedicated movie button so users can easily record 1080p Full HD video utilizing the camera's full 50x Optical Zoom capability. In addition, Intelligent IS enables the camera to automatically choose the best settings to help optimize image stabilization for virtually shake-free images and video in various shooting conditions. The camera's high-speed AF allows users to autofocus quickly to help capture every shot with ease. The PowerShot SX530 HS digital camera's advanced Zoom Framing Assist feature intelligently controls the lens, making it easy to identify the main subject of the shot, even when the subject is moving.
The PowerShot SX530 HS also features Canon's Creative Shot mode, Smart AUTO technology and Hybrid AUTO. The PowerShot SX530 HS digital camera is scheduled to be available in February 2015 for an estimated retail price of $429.99. The PowerShot SX710 HS
Based on the successful PowerShot SX700 HS model, the PowerShot SX710 HS digital camera features Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity with an impressive 30x Optical Zoom lens (equivalent to 25-750mm). The 20.3-Megapixelii High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and Canon's DIGIC 6 Image Processor work together to create the Canon HS System allowing for excellent low-light performance. In addition, the camera's Intelligent IS helps optimize image stabilization in a variety of shooting conditions whether shooting stills or video.
Zoom Framing Assist helps make it easier to keep distant subjects in the field of view, even if the subject is in motion. The camera also records high-quality 1080p Full HD video at up to 60 frames per second through a dedicated movie button. Hybrid AUTO automatically recognizes the scene and optimizes camera settings to capture the high image quality for still photos while simultaneously creating a great looking highlight reel in 720p HD video.
The PowerShot SX710 HS digital camera also features Creative Shot mode and Short Clip mode for artistic and creative photos and videos. Using Story Highlights mode, the camera creates a highlight reel of selected images using a range of optional special effects such as Fast Motion and Slow Speed, creating a unique imaging experience perfect for sharing with family and friends. The images can be selected automatically based on events, date, Face ID, or the selection can be customized based on photos hand-picked by the user. The result is an exciting highlight reel that can be accompanied by music options provided with the camera, without the use of external editing software.
The PowerShot SX710 HS digital camera is scheduled to be available in February 2015 for an estimated retail price of $349.99. The PowerShot SX610 HS
The PowerShot SX610 HS digital camera features Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity options as well as an impressive long-zoom range in a compact point-and-shoot body. The Power Shot SX610 HS camera's powerful 18x Optical Zoom lens (equivalent to 25-450mm) provides users with high-quality optics in a pocket-sized camera body. The PowerShot SX610 HS camera combines a 20.2-Megapixelii CMOS sensor and Canon's DIGIC 4+ Image Processor to create the Canon HS System allowing for excellent low-light performance. With Auto Zoom mode enabled, the camera will automatically frame the subject of a shot by zooming in and out to produce a crisp, clear image with pin-sharp focus.
The PowerShot SX610 HS digital camera is scheduled to be available in February 2015 in red, white or black for an estimated retail price of $249.99. The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS and PowerShot ELPH 160
The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS digital camera is slim and stylish boasting a 12x Optical Zoom lens (equivalent to 25-300mm) and 20-Megapixelii CCD sensor, enabling users to take photos and video that deliver a powerful and share-worthy story. With Intelligent IS, users have the ability to capture images that are virtually shake-free in a variety of shooting situations. The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS digital camera also captures crisp, smooth 720p HD video footage quickly and simply by pressing the dedicated movie button.
With Smart AUTO mode, the camera automatically chooses the optimal settings to help ensure the best possible image is taken, and with creative effects like Fisheye, Toy Camera and Monochrome users can take images to a new artistic level. For those who are constantly on the move, the camera is outfitted with ECO mode to help extend battery life allowing more photos to be taken over a longer period of time.
The PowerShot ELPH 160 digital camera also delivers high-quality imaging capabilities with a powerful 8x Optical Zoom lens (equivalent to 28-224mm) and 20-Megapixelii CCD sensor. Like the PowerShot ELPH 170 IS, the PowerShot ELPH 160 digital camera features smooth 720p HD video capabilities with a dedicated movie button, Smart AUTO mode and ECO mode to preserve battery life.
The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS digital camera is scheduled to be available in February for an estimated retail price of $149.99 in a variety of colors - blue, silver and black.
The PowerShot ELPH 160 digital camera is also scheduled to be available in February for an estimated retail price of $119.99 in four colors - black, white, silver and red. B&H
has the Canon PowerShot ELPH 160
, ELPH 170 IS
, SX 530 HS
, SX610 HS
and SX710 HS
available for preorder.
Post Date: 1/5/2015 8:58:06 AM CT Posted By: Sean