Category: ‘New Models’
Canon introduced the new range of STM lenses back in 2012. These STM lenses (Stepping Motor lenses) allow for the capture of high-quality still and video images and reduce motor noise from the lens which is particularly important to Canon as they have a growing number of photographers and video enthusiasts utilizing DSLRs to not only shoot high-quality still images but video too.
New members to the Canon range of cameras that include video functionality namely the Canon Rebel T5i (700D), Canon SL1(100D) and the recently announced Canon, have very efficient auto focus and tracking in Live View Mode when paired with the new STM lenses. Being perfect companions the launch of the T5i and the SL1 saw these STM lenses being introduced as the new kit lenses.
Canon’s first lens in the Stepping Motor range was launched last year in the shape of the EF 40mm f/2.8 STM, commonly referred to as a pancake lens due to its shallowness. This was followed with:
EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM – Kit lens option for the Canon Rebel T5i, Canon SL1 and Canon 70D.
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM – Alternative kit lens.
EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM – For use with Canon M Compact Systems Camera.
EF-M 22mm f/2.0 STM – For use with Canon M Compact Systems.
and the New
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM telephoto zoom lens
This new lens offers high magnification in a compact and lightweight EF-S telephoto zoom lens with an Optical Image Stabilizer for up to 3.5* equivalent stops for shake correction. The lens’ stepping motor and newly-designed focus mechanism, support Canon EOS Movie Servo AF (available on select EOS cameras) to provide smooth and quiet continuous autofocusing during video shooting, as well as when shooting photos.
The Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM telephoto zoom lens features one UD lens element, minimising chromatic aberration throughout the range of the zoom for outstanding image quality of high resolution and contrast. It features enhanced lens coatings to help ensure superb color balance while minimizing ghosting and flare and a 7-blade circular aperture creates beautiful, soft backgrounds. For outstanding performance, a new compact six-group zoom system provides a maximum magnification of 0.29x at the telephoto end. Full-time manual focus is available in AF mode. The front element does not rotate during focus, which is beneficial when using polarizing filters. Minimum focusing distance is 2.79 ft./0.85m. The lens’ rear focusing system, high-speed CPU and improved AF algorithm allow for high-speed autofocusing.
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Canon announce Four New Canon PowerShot Models that provide Impressive Image Quality, Powerful Optics, and Fast Autofocusing
New Advanced Point-and-Shoot Lineup Includes the PowerShot G16, S120 and SX510 HS with Built-In Wi-Fi and the New PowerShot SX170 IS Offers a Long Zoom in a Compact Camera Body.
Canon USA have today announced four new feature-packed PowerShot digital cameras: the PowerShot G16, PowerShot S120, PowerShot SX510 HS and PowerShot SX170 IS. All four models have the ability to achieve faster autofocusing speeds than was possible with previous PowerShot models. The PowerShot G16 and S120 also feature the new Star mode to help users capture the brilliance of a starry night sky, while the new Background Defocus mode allows users to soften the background of their images for a portraiture look.
Three of the models, the PowerShot G16, S120 and SX510 HS digital cameras come with built-in Wi-Fi that permits images and video files to be wirelessly transferred from the camera to social networking sites through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY#, to a PC, or users can upload images to their compatible iOS® or Android™ device* with the download of the free Canon CameraWindow app**. The Wi-Fi® setup process has been improved by Canon, making it easier than ever for users to initially setup these cameras. Images can also be printed wirelessly using Wireless PictBridgei on select printers, including the Canon PIXMA MG7120 or PIXMA MG5520 Wireless Photo All-In-One printers.
PowerShot G16 Digital Camera
The Canon PowerShot G16 digital camera is the first PowerShot in the G-series to come equipped with built-in Wi-Fi technology enabling the owner to share images and video to social networking sites or via email through the use of CANON iMAGE GATEWAY. Using the free Canon CameraWindow app. users can also upload images from almost anywhere via their compatible iOS or Android.
The PowerShot G16 features a 28-140mm wide-angle lens with an aperture range of f/1.8 – f/2.8, for low-light conditions or for users who want to create a shallow depth-of-field with soft backgrounds. The G16 is equipped with Canon’s HS System, which combines a DIGIC 6 image processor and a 12.1-megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor, allowing for enhanced low-light image quality.
With improved AF times and reduced shooting lag over previous G-series models, the advancements to Canon’s AF system help ensure users never miss a shot. It outclasses quite a few DSLRs with continuous shooting speeds of up to 9.3 frames-per-second The G16 also captures 1080p/60p Full HD video, and includes a built-in stereo microphone and an HDMI output so users have the ability to view videos on their HDTV.
The PowerShot G16 also features new shooting modes to capture breathtaking images day or night. The new Star mode gives users the ability to capture the brilliance and wonder of the night sky through the use of three scene modes. “Star Nightscape” lets users shoot the radiance of stars in a landscape image, while the “Star Trails” mode captures trails of stars to turn them into a luminous still image. “Star Time Lapse Movie” captures continuous still images of the stars and then combines each to create a stunning video replicating the motion of the stars in the night sky.
In addition, the camera’s creative handheld HDR Scene mode automatically combines multiple shots of a scene to help create an image with a greater dynamic range. HDR Scene mode includes Natural, Art Bold, Art Embossed, Art Standard and Art Vivid options.
For photographers who want the convenience and ease-of-use of a compact camera with the feel of a DSLR, the PowerShot G16 features dials and controls similar to those on Canon’s EOS Digital SLR cameras. It is also compatible with Canon Speedlite flashes and select accessories.
The PowerShot G16 is scheduled to be available in October 2013 for an estimated retail price of $549.99.
Succeeding the Canon PowerShot S110, the pocket-sized Canon PowerShot S120 digital camera continues the tradition of built-in Wi-Fi technology that allows for images and video to be shared to social networking sites or via email through the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY. Users can also download the free Canon CameraWindow app to their compatible iOS or Android™ device and upload images from virtually anywhere.
The PowerShot S120 features a sharp 24-120mm extra-wide angle lens with an aperture range of f/1.8-f/5.7. It is equipped with Canon’s HS System, which combines a DIGIC 6 image processor and a 12.1-megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor allowing for enhanced low-light image quality. The advancements to Canon’s AF system allow users to achieve significantly faster autofocusing speeds. The S120 allows for continuous capture of up to 12.1 frames per secondii at 12.1-megapixels. The camera also records 1080p/60p Full HD video and includes a built-in stereo microphone and convenient playback via HDMI output.
Multiple creative shot modes such as the new Star mode, Background Defocus mode, and handheld HDR Scene mode give users the ability to create images they will be proud to share. Smart AUTO technology selects 58 different pre-defined scenes without the need to switch modes, making it possible to take beautiful images in a variety of situations.
The PowerShot S120 is scheduled be available in October 2013 for an estimated retail price of $449.99.
The compact Canon PowerShot SX510 HSiii digital camera incorporates a 30x optical zoom 24mm wide-angle lens, Intelligent IS technology for sharp, vivid images, a 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor and Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor that allows users to capture high-quality images. The camera also records 1080p Full HD video. The SX510 HS is equipped with built-in Wi-Fi® technology so that images and videos can be shared with friends and family wirelessly on social networking sites or via email through the use of CANON iMAGE GATEWAY. Users can also upload images from almost anywhere via their compatible iOS® or Android™ device with the download of the free Canon CameraWindow app.
The camera’s Zoom Framing Assist feature automatically maintains the correct distance from the subject using a face recognition sensor to track and capture subjects for sharp still and video images. Upgraded from previous PowerShot models, the AF speed helps dramatically reduce lag time so that perfect shot will be captured with ease.
The PowerShot SX510 HS is scheduled to be available in September 2013 for an estimated retail price of $249.99.
PowerShot SX170 IS Digital Camera
The Canon PowerShot SX170 IS digital camera offers a long zoom in a compact camera body at an affordable price. The camera’s 16x optical zoom with 28mm wide-angle lens and Optical Image Stabilization captures clear, vivid images whether a subject is up close or far away. Featuring High-Speed AF and Intelligent IS system that provides smooth video and sharp images via six stabilization modes, the SX170 IS operates with a DIGIC 4 Image Processor and a 16.0-megapixel sensor to create high-quality images. With 720p HD video capability, users can shoot still and video images and view both via an HDTV using an HDMI connector.
Complete with Smart AUTO technology, the PowerShot SX170 IS automatically selects the optimal settings from 32 predefined shooting situations, which helps the user to capture the best image possible. Powered by a new lithium-ion battery that provides efficient battery life, the SX170 IS has a 3.0-inch LCD screen and an ergonomic body allowing users to comfortably hold the camera.
The PowerShot SX170 IS digital camera is scheduled be available in September 2013 for an estimated retail price of $179.99.
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The rumour mill is in action again and once more it’s about the Canon 7D Mark II (Mark 2) to replace the ageing Canon 7D that came to the market in late 2009.
It is said by Northlight that the new camera will be using a derivative of the new Dual Pixel Auto Focus that is to appear on the Canon 70D in September 2013. The overall spec are said to be very close to what was doing the rounds in March, with the main changes brought about through experience with getting the 70D to market.
20MP APS C Sensor (as 70D)
12 Frames per second – target is 10
Video quality – ‘limited by marketing’
Dual Pixel AF system
Disappointingly, I read on another source that WiFi may not be included…. being the user of a Canon 7D with Wireless File Transmitter this is a major disappointment. Also although we earlier this year expected to see the Canon 7D Mark II this year it may not now be until 2014.
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There has been so much talk in recent weeks about a Press Event today when the announcement of two new DSLR cameras was anticipated – a new Canon 7D Mark2II and possibly a Canon 70D. As you will have gathered from the term “non-event” unless Canon have a trick up their sleeves it “aint going to happen”. It should have been no surprise when the rumors dried up last week. Perhaps Canon are just playing to prove they can’t be rushed. They are after all the No 1 in the market – it’s official
The sensible would have realised that they were likely to be rumors with two new DSLR’s having being announced only 4 weeks ago – see Canon RebelT51 and Canon 700D also Canon Rebel SL1 and Canon 100D;
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