Posts Tagged ‘canon’

Canon 3D High-Megapixel DSLR Camera Spotted in the Wild?

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Rumors of a high-megapixel Canon DSLR have been floating around for quite some time now, but the photo above might be the first time a photograph of the actual camera has leaked onto the Web.
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Blast From the Past: Canon Ad Shows Off Its Cutting Edge 1989 Still Video Cameras

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When cutting edge technology translates into RAW video, 14fps burst capabilities and smartphone megapixel counts in the 40′s, it’s easy to take it for granted and forget where digital photography started.

So here’s a little reminder of what digital photography looked like a couple of decades ago in the form of a Canon ad that boasts the capabilities of its still video systems, the digital camera before digital cameras. Read more…

Canon Launches EOS 101 Tutorial Videos to Help Newbies Learn the Basics

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For a while now, Canon has offered online resources to available teach those who may be unfamiliar with, well, taking photos. In what could be called a welcome addition to already-available resources, the company has launched what they call ‘Canon EOS 101: Photography and Videography Basics‘.
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Sluggish Canon EOS M Autofocus Will Be Up to 2.3x Faster with Firmware Update

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There was a great deal of excitement when Canon entered the mirrorless camera market with the EOS M last year, but much of the buzz evaporated when people began putting the camera through its paces. Although the camera features impressive image quality, one of the biggest issues is the sluggish autofocus that often gets in the way of capturing “decisive moments.”

If you’re the not-so-proud owner of a EOS M who constantly grumbles about the AF, here’s some news that’ll be music to your ears: your camera is set to receive a major AF speed boost by way of a firmware update.
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This May Be the Biggest Lens Ever Used on a Mirrorless Camera

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Check out this photo of a gigantic Canon 9.3-930mm broadcast lens mounted to a tiny Panasonic GH2 mirrorless camera. The size difference is so great that it might be more accurate to say that the camera is mounted to the lens.
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The Canon 50D Was Originally Designed to Shoot Video, Sports an Unused Mic

When the Canon 50D camera made its debut in August 2008, video capture wasn’t one of the listed features available to buyers. Today, that’s a different story, thanks to the Magic Lantern RAW hack that has brought video recording to the now 5-year-old camera. Read more…

Canon Unveils the EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6: A Wide-Angle Zoom for the EOS M

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Canon has today announced to the masses the an 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens, expanding the company’s EF-M lens line with an ultra-wide barrel of glass fit for the EOS-M mirrorless compact system camera.
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Review: Canon’s 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x Stretches Focal Length and Wallets

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If camera manufacturers were high school boys, building super telephoto zooms would be their equivalent of a pissing contest to see who can shoot the farthest or most accurately. Sports photographers would arrive at the stadium packing the biggest lens to win bragging rights, acting like Arnold Schwarzenegger slinging his Gatling gun in Terminator. But Canon’s super telephoto zoom, the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM, is getting long in the tooth, and it’s time to say, “hasta la vista, baby” to that lens.
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Installing Magic Lantern: A Basic Step-by-Step Video Walkthrough

Given the recent leaps Magic Lantern has been making regarding mind-blowing RAW video capabilities for both old and new Canon cameras, there are probably a lot of Canon owners out there who are thinking of giving the custom firmware a try for the first time.

However, before you go installing one of the nightly builds (the unstable ones that can actually do RAW video), we would suggest installing the current stable build and getting to know the ins and outs of Magic Lantern first. With that in mind, here’s a quick tutorial put together by Dave Dugdale from Learning DSLR Video that walks you through the steps of installing Magic Lantern for the first time. Read more…

Canon 1D C Firmware Update is Service Center-Only, Has Photogs Wondering

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Canon recently announced an exciting firmware update for its professional grade cinema camera: the EOS-1D C. But even though the fact that the 1D C can now shoot 25fps 4K is exciting, it’s not improvements or bug fixes that have people talking, it’s the fact that Canon is requiring that you go to an authorized service center to get the new firmware installed. Read more…