New EOS M from Canon

Canon is bringing its third generation compact mirrorless camera into the US market. The EOS M3 mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera uses the same 24.3 megapixel image sensor as the T6 and T6i. It also uses the same CMOS III AF system, which will be a welcomed step up from the earlier models.

The EOS M3 builds on the original M’s design with a more pronounced grip, two control dials, a hot shoe that supports an optional electronic viewfinder, and a built-in pop-up flash.

Retail price for the Canon EOS M3 is $679.99 for the body only, $799.99 with the 18-55mm IS STM and $1049 as a two lens kit with the 18-55mm and 55-200mm.

Three EF-M lenses will also be available in October. They include the EF-M 11-22mm F4-5.6 IS STM ($399), EF-M 22mm F2 STM ($249), and EF-M 55-200mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM ($349).

Features :

  • 24.3 megapixel APS-C sensor
  • CMOS III AF system
  • Tilting 3-inch touchscreen display
  • NFC & WiFi
  • Electronic viewfinder (not included)
  • Built in pop up flash
  • Compatible with EF lenses using an optional adapter

New Radio Triggered Speedlite from Canon

Canon has announced a new 430EX speedlite, this time with a radio trigger on board. The 430EX III-RT is the company’s second flash to support radio-based wireless TTL which allows a longer range and no line-of-sight requirement like traditional optical wireless flash systems.

The 430EX III-RT is faster, smaller, and lighter, and has the same guide number (43m at ISO 100) and zoom flash head range (24-105mm) as its predecessor. The flash can be a transmitter or slave when using the RT system, but only a slave when using optical.

The Canon 430EX III-RT will be available in September for $299.

Canon Celebrates the 10th Anniversary for the EOS 5D

TOKYO, May 28, 2015—Canon Inc. announced today the celebration this year of the 10th anniversary of the introduction of the Company’s EOS 5D series of digital single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras. Launched in September 2005, the EOS 5D enabled advanced-amateur users to take advantage of the impressive high-image-quality performance and photographic expression unique to digital SLR cameras equipped with a 35 mm full-frame sensor, which, at the time, primarily targeted only professional-level users.

At the time of its launch in September 2005, full-frame CMOS sensors were only made available in professional-level models. In addition to being the first advanced-amateur digital SLR camera to incorporate a sensor of this size, the EOS 5D was offered at a competitive price, contributing to the popularization of full-frame-sensor cameras.

Furthermore, in November 2008, Canon launched the second-generation model in the series: the EOS 5D Mark II. The camera, which was the first in the EOS series to include a function enabling the capture of Full HD video, facilitated the widespread adoption of digital SLR cameras as a tool for capturing video. The EOS 5D Mark II made big waves in the motion picture and video production industries by delivering the exceptional image quality and impressive subject background blur unique to SLR cameras, while also allowing users to take advantage of Canon’s rich interchangeable EF lens lineup spanning over 64 models, enabling a wide spectrum of imaging expression possibilities.

In March 2012, Canon introduced the EOS 5D Mark III, featuring dramatic improvements in still-image and video quality as well as enhanced AF precision and a faster maximum continuous shooting speed. Since its launch, the EOS 5D Mark III has garnered high acclaim in the market and, as the Company’s core advanced-amateur digital SLR camera, has come to serve as a driving force for the EOS series.

Canon, through the in-house production of all key parts for its EOS series digital cameras, has made possible a highly robust lineup, ensuring that each and every model within the series, including EOS 5D-series models, is equipped with the optimal sensor. To support the diverse needs of users, Canon will further strengthen its entire EOS-series interchangeable-lens camera lineup, including the EOS 5D series, which enjoys the widespread support of professional and advanced-amateur users alike, with the aim of contributing to expanding the photographic and video imaging culture.