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.

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.

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.”