New Mirrorless From Canon

The EOS M3 is Canon’s fastest-ever mirrorless EOS compact system camera, designed for photographers looking for the power of a DSLR and access to the incredible EF lens range, but demanding a smaller compact body with EOS build quality. Appealing to serious enthusiasts, the EOS M3 boasts stunningly fast autofocus, Canon’s highest resolution 24.2 Megapixel APS-C sensor and a host of creative options for stills and filmmaking.

Key Features :

  • 24.2 MP APS-C size CMOS sensor
  • Premium image quality using DIGIC 6 Processor
  • Selectable ISO range of 100-12,800 with expansion to 25,600
  • Hybrid CMOS AF III focusing with 49 AF points
  • Focusing assist with Manual Focus Peaking and AF+MF
  • Large, tilt-type 3.0in (1,040k) 3:2 ClearView II touchscreen with sRGB colour reproduction
  • High quality Full HD 1920×1080 movies at 24p and 30p in MP4 format with full exposure control
  • Built-in WiFi with NFC support
  • Fully compatible with Canon Speedlite System and advanced levels of controls
  • Premium body construction and handling with stainless steel chassis and all aluminium exterior

New from Canon, the Rebel T6i

Canon has introduced a new EOS Rebel, the T6i. Providing a 24.2MP APS-C sensor and new to the Rebel series, a built-in Wi-Fi with NFC. The EOS Rebel T6i will be available at the end of April 2015. The EOS Rebel T6i will retail for $749.99 body-only, $899.99 with EF-S 18-55mm STM kit lens or $1099 with EF-S 18-135mm STM lens.

Key Features :

  • DIGIC 6 processor
  • 19-point phase-detection AF system
  • 5 fps continuous shooting
  • Fully articulated 3″ LCD screen
  • Captures Full HD 1080p resolution video up to 30 fps in MP4 format

The World’s Widest Ultra Wide Zoom

Canon has launched the world’s widest angle full-frame ultra-wide zoom – the EF11-24mm f/4L USM – which features a new optical design to give photographers who need to work at very wide angles an ultra-wide zoom built to the highest standards possible.

The EF11-24mm f/4L USM uses a completely new patented lens design. The optical construction consists of 16 lens elements in 11 groups with a three group zoom and rear focus. The lens’ use of four aspherical lenses (including the world’s largest diameter ground aspherical lens within a photographic lens and three glass-molded lenses) helps to minimise distortion throughout the entire zoom range, while the inclusion of both a UD lens and Super UD lens minimises chromatic aberration and eliminates colour blurring around the edges of the subject. This ensures high-quality images with high levels of resolution and contrast.

The 11-24mm f4/L will be available in late February for $2999.

Key Features :

  • World’s widest angle ultra-wide zoom with 11-24mm focal length.*
  • f/4 fixed aperture high-performance standard zoom L series lens.
  • Uses 4 aspherical lens elements and a UD and Super UD lens elements, ensuring the highest image quality.
  • Canon unique SWC and new ASC anti-reflective coatings.
  • Fluorine coating on the lens surfaces to prevents dirt sticking to lens elements.
  • Silent, fast autofocus, using a ring type USM.
  • The 9-blade circular aperture creates beautiful out of focus highlights (bokeh).
  • Full-time manual focusing.
  • Minimum focusing distance 0.28m (at 24mm zoom position).
  • Highly resistant to dust and water allowing shooting in the harshest conditions.

New Megapixel Cameras from Canon

The long rumored 50 megapixel camera from Canon has been officially announced. The Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R offer maxed-out resolution in the same magnesium alloy body of the EOS 5D Mark III. Canon offers two versions – the EOS 5DS and the EOS 5DS R are identical except the latter has a cancelled out low pass filter. Available in June 2015. The EOS 5DS will retail for $3699 and the EOS 5DS R $3899.

Key Features :

  • 50.6 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor with ISO 100-6400 (Lo: 50 and H1: 12,800) sensitivity range.
  • Low-pass cancellation filter for maximum sensor resolution.
  • Dual DIGIC 6 processors for outstanding image processing speed and camera responsiveness.
  • 5 frames per second (fps) with selectable burst speeds and silent shutter mode.
  • 61-point wide area AF with 41 cross-type sensors with iTR, AI Servo AF III and AF Configuration tool.
  • 150k pixel RGB+IR metering sensor.
  • 100% magnification Intelligent Viewfinder II with electronic overlay.
  • 1.3x, 1.6x and 1:1 ratio crop modes with masked viewfinder display.
  • Mirror Vibration Control System to reduce mirror vibration blur.
  • Fine Detail Picture Style.
  • CF + SD (UHS-I) dual memory card slots.
  • Peripheral Illumination and Chromatic Aberration Lens Correction in-camera.
  • Multiple Exposure and HDR mode.
  • Customisable Quick Control screen
  • Built-in timer functionality – bulb timer and interval shooting timer.
  • Time-lapse Movie function.
  • Super Speed USB 3.0 for high-speed tethering and image/movie transfer.
  • 150,000 shutter cycle life.
  • Compatible with most EOS 5D Mark III accessories (note: the WFT-E7 requires new USB cables and firmware updated).


New Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM

Canon has replaced its 16 year old 100-400mm telephoto zoom lens with a completely new design.

The Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM has the same focal length and aperture range as the original, but it has an entirely new collection of lens elements, more effective image stabilization, a new coating to cut down on flare, a closer close-focus distance and better optical performance according to Canon.

The new model also does away with the older model’s push-pull design, instead using a rotating zoom ring.

Features :

  • 21 elements in six groups, including one fluorite crystal and one ultra-low dispersion glass element
  • Close-focus distance iof 3.2 feet
  • 3.7 inches in diameter by 7.6 inches long
  • Weighs 3.62 lbs, including a removable tripod mount
  • Weather sealed

The lens is due to ship in December for $2,199.