Canon just announced a powerful firmware update for the 5D Mark III. The new firmware, due April 2013, will provide uncompressed HDMI output for 4:2:2 8-bit video capture via an external recorder.
A bit ironic that Canon announced this right after the new Magic Lantern firmware update that unlocks HDMI-out for the 5D Mark III, no?
You can read the full Canon press release below. [Read more…]
Thanks to its commitment to cinema production with cameras like the EOS C300, C500 and 1D C, Canon is going to pick up an Emmy Award for “Improvements to Large Format CMOS Imagers for Use in High Definition Broadcast Video Cameras” at the 64th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards.
The Technology & Engineering Emmy Award will be handed out during CES 2013 on January 10, 2013.
The full press release containing Canon’s bragging rights is below. [Read more…]
Canon has issued updates for its Digital Photo Professional (DPP) and EOS Utility programs.
DPP 3.12.40/41 adds support for the following camera and lenses:
- Canon EOS M
- Canon PowerShot G15
- Canon PowerShot S110
- Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
- Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
- Canon EF-M 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 IS STM
- Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM
EOS Utility 2.12.0 adds support for the new Canon EOS M mirrorless camera.
You can download the updates on Canon’s website.
Rumors for Canon’s upcoming high MP DSLR suggest that it will essentially be on the same level as a Canon 1-Series DSLR according to the latest tips coming in at Northlight Images. However, there is still no solid info on whether the camera would carry a 1-Series designation alongside the 1D X and 1D C.
Recall that earlier rumors pointed to a 46MP full frame DSLR to be unveiled at PhotoPlus in October 2012 and it was previously rumored to be dubbed the 3D; however, that naming designation no longer seems to hold water. [Read more…]
The Nikon D800 and its 36MP of resolution has sort-of overshadowed Canon’s “lowly” 22MP 5D Mark III in both the resolution and dynamic range department since the cameras were announced earlier this year. If rumors have it right though, Canon’s response could be a throwdown of both the resolution and dynamic range gauntlet later this year. [Read more…]
The Canon 6D full frame DSLR is available for pre-order at most online retailers now. Check out several of the options from trustworthy retailers below.
Canon finally took the wraps off the long-awaited EOS 6D, which is the latest full frame DSLR in Canon’s EOS lineup. The 6D gets Canon’s lowest retail pricepoint for a full frame shooter at $2099, which just happens to be the same price of the new Nikon D600.
The Canon 6D features a new 20.2MP CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5+ processor. Additionally, the Canon 6D sports an 11-point AF system, a 3-inch LCD and the ability to capture HD movies at 1080p in 24p/30p. The 6D features a wide sensitivity range of ISO 100-25600 (or ISO 50-102400 with expansion).
The Canon 6D eschews the CF format for memory – opting for SDXC cards instead (another first for a full frame Canon DSLR). Additionally, the 6D offers built-in GPS with image tagging and tracking modes available.
The Canon 6D should be available in December 2012 for $2099. It is also available as a kit with the solid EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens for $2899. Check availability here at B&H Photo.
More details in the press release below. [Read more…]