New from Canon : The EOS M10 Mirrorless


Canon has announced the EOS M10, with a new collapsible 15-45mm F3.5-6.3 IS kit lens. The new camera uses an 18-megapixel APS-C sensor powered by Canon’s DIGIC 6 image processor, with an ISO range from ISO 100 to 12,800. The camera can shoot 1080p video at 24 or 30 frames per second, but it won’t shoot slow-motion or UHD footage. It shoots still photos at up to 4.6 frames per second, and it also has Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity. The M10 provides a built-in flash, but no viewfinder or hot shoe for an accessory unit.

The Canon EOS M10 will be available in November at $599 with the new 15-45mm, and will be offered in grey, black or white. The new lens will be available separately as well, for $299, and a silver version of the existing EF-M 55-200mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM will go on sale for $349.

Specifications :

  • 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor
  • ISO 100-12800 (expandable to H:25600)
  • Canon DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • Hybrid CMOS AF II for accurate autofocus
  • Continuous shooting speeds up to 4.6 fps
  • 3.0-inch tilt-type LCD monitor
  • Full HD 1920×1080 movies at 24p and 30p in MP4 format
  • Compatible with all EF-M lenses as well as full line of EF and EF-S lenses with an adapter
  • Compact size at just 4.2 x 2.6 x 1.3 inches, and just over 10.5 ounces (including battery and memory card)
  • Built-in retractable flash
  • Built in Wi-Fi and NFC (Near Field Communication) plus Mobile Device Connect Button

Exciting News from Canon

Canon Inc. has announced that it is developing a Cinema EOS System 8K camera along with a still-image single-lens reflex camera equipped with a CMOS sensor featuring approximately 120 million effective pixels.

The Cinema EOS System 8K camera being developed will be equipped with a Canon Super 35 mm-equivalent CMOS sensor that makes possible high-resolution 8,192 x 4,320 pixel (approximately 35.39 million effective pixels) imaging performance even at a frame rate of 60 frames per second with 13 stops of dynamic range and a richly expressive wide color gamut. Additionally, it will accept Canon’s extensive interchangeable EF lens lineup.

Featuring a resolution of approximately 120 effective megapixels, the SLR camera now being developed will incorporate a Canon-developed high-pixel-density CMOS sensor within the current EOS-series platform, which will also be compatible with the EF lens lineup.

No other details are available from Canon including release date or cost.

http://www.canon.com/news/2015/sep08e2.html

New Firmware for Canon 7D Mark II

Canon has released a new firmware for the Canon 7D Mark II.

Firmware Version 1.0.5 incorporates the following fixes and improvements:

  • Improves AF accuracy when used in combination with the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM lens or EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which, in very rare cases, the “Peripheral illumination correction” is applied inconsistently.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which, while performing an EF lens firmware update, the progress bar displayed on the LCD monitor may freeze at 100% even though the update has been completed.
  • Fixes a processing error in relation to the leap second for the “Geotag information appended to image” and “Log data” GPS functions.
  • Fixes a phenomenon, where at the time of shooting in very rare cases “Err 70″ occurs, or the shutter does not release.

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/professional/professional_cameras/eos_digital_slr_cameras/eos_7d_mark_ii#DriversAndSoftware

New, Improved Canon EF 35mm f1.4

Canon has announced the EF 35mm F1.4L II USM, the second generation 35mm using a newly-designed Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics, which they claim corrects chromatic aberration better than any other existing technology.

The 35mm F1.4L II includes a total of 14 elements, including two aspherical elements. It offers 9 aperture blades and a minimum focusing distance of 11 inches. It also claims to be more durable than its predecessor, with dust and water-resistant construction.

The Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II USM will be available in October for $1,799.

More from Canon on the Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics:

“The new Canon-developed BR optical element offers characteristics that significantly refract blue light, which lies within the short-wavelength range, to achieve impressive levels of chromatic aberration correction for outstanding imaging performance. The BR optical element, positioned between two glass lens elements to create a BR lens, will make its debut in the new EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM wide-angle fixed-focal-length lens, which is scheduled to go on sale in October 2015.
Natural light, or white light, comprises a spectrum of wavelengths, or colors, each of which realizes a unique refractive index when passing through a lens. As all colors do not converge on the same point, this disparity causes chromatic aberrations, or color fringing, to occur in an image.”