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Canon has announced that the development of the 1D X Mark III is underway. It will feature an all-new CMOS sensor and “will be blisteringly fast.”
Canon 1D X Mark III Key Features
- Updated CMOS Sensor and DIGIC Processors
- 16 fps Shooting with Viewfinder
- 20 fps Shooting During Live View
- 4K 10-Bit 4:2:2 Internal Video Recording
- Canon Log and Raw Video Support
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF, 525 Selectable Areas
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS
- 10-Bit HEIF Stills Support
- Dual CFexpress Memory Card Slots
Back in January at CES 2019, Canon showed off several concept cameras – one of which turned into the Canon IVY Rec outdoor camera built around a carabiner design and quasi-launched via a limited pre-order Indigogo campaign. The Canon IVY Rec is now set to ship on October 20 for $129.
It offers a very simple design with limited controls, including no display or traditional viewfinder. It features a 13MP CMOS sensor and 1080/60p video capture. Wireless connectivity through the free Canon Mini Cam app gives you camera control and image transfer functionality.
B&H has the Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM lens for $199.99 (reg. $299.99). This is a lightweight and affordable wide lens that gives you a 16-28.8mm equivalent field of view for a full-frame camera. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Canon has announced the RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM lens for the Canon EOS R line of full frame, mirrorless cameras. This is the sixth lens in the RF product line. It offers a 10x zoom range and is equipped with Nano USM for the best of both worlds in still and video autofocus.
Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM Key Features
- Nano USM AF System
- Optical Image Stabilizer and Dynamic IS
- Customizable Control Ring
- Minimum focusing distance of 1.64 feet/0.50 meters at wide angle and 2.56 feet/0.78 meters at telephoto
- Maximum magnification of 0.26x at telephoto
- Approximate weight of 750 grams/26.4 ounces
- Customizable control ring that allows photographers to adjust exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture or ISO
- 21 lens elements in 15 groups including one Aspheric and Two UD Lens
- 12-pin communication system
The Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM lens will be available in September for $899 and is available for pre-order now. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Canon will also offer a new EOS RP kit that includes the RF 24-240mm lens for $2199. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Back at CES 2019, we saw several concept cameras on display in the Canon booth. Now, rumors are going around the photography blogosphere that we’ll see them launch targeted toward a younger crowd. [Read more…]
The above video from Canon shows off its new RF lens technology and what makes it so great. The Canon RF mount, as found in the Canon EOS R, provides a shorter flange distance and results in larger rear lens elements to produce an image on the full-frame sensor. The RF mount also provides faster and more in-depth communication between the camera and lens thanks to the 12-pin communication system. Canon’s RF Lens Tech video highlights some of the more specific features and benefits that a larger element with a shorter flange distant offers.
One of the frustrations of shooting 4K on many of the recent DSLRs (particularly Canon) has been that the image is severely cropped. If new rumors are to be believed, however, the Canon 90D may feature 4K capture using the full APS-C sensor.
Canon Rumors posits that “we may be getting the new generation of Canon sensors with line skipping or pixel binning for video work.”
Previous rumors suggested the 4K video capture from a 32.5mp APS-C DPAF sensor. Full-width 4K capture on the APS-C sensor would be a very welcomed improvement for what may be the last of this prosumer breed of DSLRs. If this turns out to be true, I think the Canon 90D will sell like hotcakes at the rumored $1400 pricepoint.