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NEW from Canon: the EOS 6D

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Canon announced, today, it’s smallest and lightest full-frame digital SLR – the EOS 6D. Not only is it smaller in stature (20% lighter than the 5D Mark III), it will leave a smaller dent in your wallet with its suggested retail price of $2,099.99 (well over a grand less that the aforementioned.)

A newly designed 20.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+ image processor, built-in Wi-Fi and GPS features, HDR and Multiple Exposure modes all pack a powerful punch.

Canon EOS 6D Key Features:

  • 20.2MP full-frame CMOS sensor
  • 3.0″ Clear View high resolution LCD
  • DIGIC 5+ image processor
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and GPS
  • Full HD 1080p with manual controls
  • 11-Point AF with centre cross-type point
  • 63-Zone dual layer metering sensor
  • Extended ISO range of 50-102400
  • Up to 4.5 full resolution FPS
  • Built-in HDR and Multiple Exposure modes

>> Read the press release

The Canon EOS 6D will be available December 2012; MSRP (body only) $2,099.99, (w/ EF 24-105mm f4L IS USM zoom lens) $2,899.99.

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NEW from Canon: the EOS Rebel T4i

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Canon has announced the latest in the EOS Rebel lineup – the new 18-megapixel T4i.  And with an APS-C sensor, DIGIC 5 Image Processor and an ISO range topping out at 25,000, the new flagship DSLR  brings brand-new and improved focus capabilities.

A 9-point all cross-type AF system (including a high-precision dual cross f/2.8 center point) delivers improved autofocus performance, and a new Hybrid CMOS AF System increases autofocus speed when shooting photos and video in Live View. And the T4i also features an articulating 3″ LCD touchscreen with pinch-zoom and swipe navigation – just like on your smartphone!

Key Features:

  • 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, 14-bit A/D conversion, ISO 100-12800; expandable to 25600 (H) for shooting from bright to dim light and high performance DIGIC 5 Image Processor for exceptional image quality and speed.
  • High-speed continuous shooting up to 5.0 fps allows you to capture all the action.
  • Improved autofocus performance with a 9-point all cross-type AF system (including a high-precision dual-cross f/2.8 center point), and new Hybrid CMOS AF increases auto focus speed when shooting photos and video in Live View.
  • Enhanced EOS Full HD Movie mode with Movie Servo AF for continuous focus tracking of moving subjects, manual exposure control and multiple frame rates (1080: 30p (29.97) / 24p (23.976) / 25p, 720: 60p (59.94) / 50p, 480: 30p (29.97) / 25p), built-in stereo microphone, manual audio level adjustment, and Video Snapshot with editing for expanded video shooting options.
  • New Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II (approximately 1,040,000 dots) with smudge-resistant coating features multi-touch operation and Touch AF for an easy and intuitive experience, flexible positioning, and clear viewing even when outdoors.
  • Scene Intelligent Auto Mode delivers expertly optimized photos and now offers improved scene detection for amazing results when shooting at night.
  • Expand your creativity with new advanced imaging features like Handheld Night Scene mode, HDR Backlight Control mode, and seven Creative Filters including newly added Art Bold Effect and Water Painting Effect.
  • Multi Shot Noise Reduction provides outstanding noise reduction while preserving precious detail at high ISO speeds.
  • Compatibility with SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards, including new Ultra High-Speed (UHS-I) cards.
  • Compatible with the full line of Canon EF and EF-S lenses.

>> View full specs

Released in tandem with the T4i are two new lenses – the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM & the  EF 40mm f/2.8 STM – featuring Canon’s new Stepping Motor technology, which allows the lenses to smoothly and silently focus and, when used in combination with Canon’s new EOS Rebel T4i Movie Servo AF feature, achieve continuous AF while recording video.

Canon EOS Rebel T4i

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Available at the end of June: body only; kit w/EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens, and  Movie Kit w/EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens.

Lens availability: end of June.

>> Read the press release
>> Read Canon’s feature sheet

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NEW from Canon: EOS 5D Mark III

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It’s here! The EOS 5D Mark III boasts a new 22.3-megapixel full-frame Canon CMOS sensor, a high-performance DIGIC 5+ Imaging Processor, a 61-point High Density Reticular Autofocus (AF) System and six frames-per-second (fps) continuous shooting speed.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Newly designed 22.3 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, 14-bit A/D conversion, wide range ISO setting 100-25600 (L:50, H1: 51200, H2: 102400) for shooting from bright to dim light and next generation DIGIC 5+ Image Processor for enhanced noise reduction and exceptional processing speed.
  • New 61-Point High Density Reticular AF including up to 41 cross-type AF points with f/4.0 lens support and 5 dual diagonal AF points (sensitive to f/2.8).
  • iFCL Metering with 63 zone dual-layer metering sensor that utilizes AF and colour information for optimizing exposure and image quality.
  • EOS HD Video with manual exposure control and multiple frame rates (1080: 30p (29.97) / 24p (23.976) / 25p, 720: 60p (59.94) / 50p, 480: 30p (29.97) / 25p with 4 GB automatic file partitioning (continuous recording time 29 minutes 59 seconds), selectable “All i-frame” or IPB compressions, embedded timecode, manual audio level control while recording, and headphone terminal.
  • Outstanding shooting performance: up to 6.0 fps continuous shooting using a UDMA CF card.
  • Magnesium-alloy body with shutter durability tested up to 150,000 cycles, enhanced dust-and-weather resistance, and updated EOS Integrated Cleaning system for improved vibration-based dust removal.
  • Intelligent Viewfinder with superimposed LCD display with approximately 100% field of view, wide viewing angle of 34.1°, and 0.71x magnification.
  • 3.2-inch Clear View II LCD monitor, 170° viewing angle, 1,040,000-dot VGA, reflection resistance with multi coating and high-transparency materials for bright and clear viewing.
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Multiple Exposure modes expand creative possibilities.
  • Improved handling with the addition of new customizable controls, enhanced recording options with Dual Card Slots for CF and SD cards, Dual
  • Axis Electronic Level, and compatibility with optional Canon Wireless File Transmitter and GPS Receiver.

>> Read the Press Release.

Available: March 2012; MSRP: (body only)$3,799.99; (body w/EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM zoom lens) $4,649.99

Available for pre-order NOW!

Announced along with the 5D Mark III were three new lenses: The EF 24-70mm F2.8 II USM, EF 28mm F2.8 IS USM and EF 24mm F2.8 IS USM.

Other accessories announced include:

  • Speedlite 600EX-RT (available March 2012; MSRP: $729.99)
  • Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT (available March 2012; MSRP: $389.99)
  • GP-E2 GPS Receiver (available April 2012; MSRP: $399.99)
  • Battery Grip BG-E11 (available April 2012; MSRP: $449.99)
  • Bracket AB-E1 (available April 2012; MSRP: $199.99)

 

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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NEW from Canon: the PowerShot G1 X

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With the largest image sensor to date for a Canon PowerShot model, Canon’s announcement of the new PowerShot G1 X has enthusiasts itching to get their hands on one.

The camera packs a large 1.5-inch (18.7 x 14mm), 14.3-megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor, delivering exceptional shallow depth of field, a wide dynamic range and incredible light gathering ability up to ISO 12800. The camera is also equipped with an amazing 4x Optical Zoom lens, featuring a 28mm-equivalent wide-angle setting, with an incredible f/2.8 to f/16 aperture range for beautiful images that make an impact. The PowerShot G1 X shoots 1080p Full HD video with optical zooming and continuous AF, includes HDR Shooting and comes fully equipped with Canon’s latest DIGIC 5 processor that enables the High-Speed Burst HQ feature.

 

Key Features:

  • A newly developed Canon 1.5-inch, 14.3 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor combined with the DIGIC 5 Image Processor creates Canon’s HS SYSTEM for outstanding low-light performance up to ISO 12800.
  • Full range of shooting and recording modes including 14-bit RAW + JPEG, as found in Canon DSLR cameras for the ultimate creative control.
  • Shoot beautiful 1080p Full HD video in stereo sound with a dedicated movie button; zoom while shooting and play back videos on an HDTV via the HDMI output.
  • 4x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer, plus a 28mm Wide-Angle Lens delivers exceptional image quality and allows you to capture more in your frame.
  • Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition.
  • Bright 3.0-inch Vari-Angle PureColour System LCD with 922,000 dots for shooting at a variety of angles plus an optical viewfinder.
  • High-Speed Burst HQ allows for continuous capture at a maximum of 6 frames while maintaining superb image.
  • Compatible with Canon Speedlite flashes for additional creative lighting options.
  • Mode Dial and Front Dial provide intuitive manual adjustment.
  • High Dynamic Range scene mode combines multiple shots into one picture showing greater image detail

Available: February 2012; MSRP: $799.99

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