Showing posts with label Canon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Canon. Show all posts

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Canon Announces Three New Cameras And None Of Them Shoot 4K Video

Canon has never failed to surprise its loyal customers, and has recently launched three new cameras. It will be up for sale in April, mirrorless camera M6, prosumer focused 77D, and entry level rebel T7i. While, all the three new cameras are capable, they are missing an important feature that videographers have been eagerly waiting for, the ability to shoot 4K. Though, not everyone needs a 4K camera, its use have become increasingly popular in the video world. 4K video cameras help budding videographers to capture professional grade videos and this missing feature has definitely failed to impress a few Canon fans.

Sorry! No 4K resolution 

4K resolution helps videographers to future proof the video projects, and this is quite helpful as most of the mobiles or even monitors have near 4K resolution screens. It is more of a creative tool, as videos with 1080p as it can be later used to pan, zoom, or use different crops in post production. If you are a budding or professional videographer and want a Canon gadget to fulfil your need of A grade videos you should consider buying their cinema cameras. Other options include EOS IDX Mark II, EOS ID C, and EOS 5D Mark IV.

Additional features available 

Well, in the first place it was Canon that let charge into DSLR videography, and thus the absence of 4K in these new cameras by Canon is quite conspicuous. 5D Mark II which was launched by Canon back in 2008 was not the first DSLR to be launched but it’s HD video made it much more popular than the cameras offered by Nikon, and it certainly sparked a resolution. Now, if 4K is not your first priority then this launch by Canon has a lot to offer. Canon’s mirrorless cameras and DSLR’s were kept focused on stills, but these new models especially T7i and M6 have extended those capabilities. All the three new cameras feature NFC, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, and most certainly make the process of shooting still and moving pictures easier.
T7i is all set to impress shooters

Canon’s T7i has proven to be a big leap for the company when compared to T6s and T6i. T7i is the company’s first rebel camera to feature dual pixel auto focusing system and DIGIC 7, latest image processor. This latest and improved system offers the camera an ability to zoom and focus within 0.03 seconds. According to latest reports this function is accomplished by the new 45 cross type auto focus point. Not only this, the camera also features a massive 3 inch LCD display. The screen will also be the home to the most interesting feature of this launch, the enhanced graphical menu system.

This menu system will prove to be a boon for new photographers, as it educates about the basics of photography. A camera which teaches photography? Isn’t that rare? Yes, it is, and seasoned photographers can very easily turn off the menu system. The menu will also showcase various points on photographic fundamentals like blurring the background, using aperture priority mode and so on.

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Canon's Macro Lens has a Built in Ring Flash


First Macro Lens for EOS M Camera System

The first macro lens for the EOS M camera system, the EF-M 28, f/3.5 Macro IS STM, had been announced by Canon. There are two amazing things regarding Canon’s new EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM lens.
  • It is an EF-M lens for the EOS M mirror less system and Canon has totally neglected EOS M, releasing only five lens when the system had been launched almost four years back, four slow zooms as well as a 22mm f/2 prime. The macro lens of 28mm is said to be the sixth though it has a trick up its sleeve which is not found anywhere in the extensive DSLR lens line-up of Canon. 
  • It essentially has a pretty innovative design. Several of the macro photographers tend to opt for the relatively long focal lengths, in order not to disturb their subject. For stationary objects also, wider macro lenses seem to cast a shadow since one has to get too close. The EF-M 28mm though tends to get around that with a built-in mini ring flash which features two user-controllable `Macro Lites’. One could utilise both or one at a time and adjust the intensity of the lighting. Canon also mentioned that the lens’ tapered shape whenever extended tends to help to avoid shadows.

Eliminates Shadow/Darkness

The tiny MacroLite electronic flash units tend to curve around the front component of the lens, giving the effect of a ring flash, which helps in eliminating shadow and darkness from subjects. Users could also adjust the brightness and opt whether both units are illuminated together or individually.

The new lens is also said to be the first autofocus lens for exchangeable lens cameras which has the potential of focusing from infinity to life-size – 1x, in usual shooting and 1.2x enlargement in Super Macro mode. The other features comprise of the same Hybrid IS system that is found on the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens to lessen camera shake, a lead screw type STM stepping motor for the purpose of smooth as well as quiet focusing operation while taking videos and an angle of view just like a 45mm standard lens. This enables users to capture videos in near-silence.

Lightweight – 130 g/ Outdoor Trips

The EOS M cameras are lightweight, weighing just 130 g and easy to take it along on outdoor trips. Canon states that the biggest breakthrough of the EOS M is in Canon’s ability to contain an EOS System in a compact body with full compatibility with new and existing EF and EF-S lenses, (with adapters). EOS M is by far the most accessible EOS camera offering the same level of photographic brilliance of a DSLR.

Canon has informed that the new EF-M would be available in June this year from authorized vendors at a price of $299.99. Besides this Canon has also announced the Speedlite 600EX II-RT flash, which is compatible with the majority of EOS cameras. On using the standard AA batteries it tends to increase continuous flash rate by around 1.1 to 1.5 times and up to two times on using the latest Compact Battery Pack CP-E4N.

Monday, 28 September 2015

Canon 250-Megapixel Sensor can Read the Side of a Plane from 11 Miles Away


Canon’s 250 Megapixel APS-H CMOS Sensor

Everything tends to get under surveillance more than ever now as drones tend to get cheaper and the cameras far more advanced. Canon has now come up with a 250 megapixel APS-H CMOS sensor which could be used in a DSLR.

It is an APS-H size sensor which is about 80% of the length and width of full frame sensor. It seems to be a bit larger than the popular APS-C setup. This has the capabilities of distinguishing letters on the side of flying airplane at a distance of 12 miles. This sensor could be utilised in spy cameras sometimes in the near future.

The Japanese giant camera claims that the 19,580 x 12,600 pixel sensor has set a world record in its size for resolution. This means that each pixel is around 1.5 microns, almost similar as an iPhone 6. One can imagine what the new sensor as an array of 30 perfectly aligned and high speed smartphone sensors could do. The CMOS sensors tend to increase pixel counts.

The consequence can increase signal volume which could result in problems as signal delays.However the APS-H tends to have a fast signal readout speed of around 1.25 billion a second. It is said to produce crisp images.

Videos Can be Cropped & Magnified

Besides taking photos from far-fetched distance, the sensor portrays its high speed by being capable of writing out over 1 billion pixels per second, permitting to capture 250MP video at 5fpsThe footage is shot sharper at 30 times than 4K or 125 times that of a Full HD video.

The videos could also be cropped and magnified without the need of losing image resolution and clarity.Canon has informed that the sensor could be utilised one day in specialised surveillance and crime prevention tools, ultra-high resolution measuring instruments as well as other industrial equipment.

This would mean that when spies may get their hands on technology, it would not appear in a standard DSLR camera in the years to come. As Cannon is looking forward in marketing its new sensor to specific audiences comprising of surveillance, industrial equipment and much more, it could be helpful to make way for practical light-field camera as well.

Future of Imaging

However the big issue with light-field products like the ones from Lytro is the amount of resolution they give up to gain their ability in capturing dimensionality and change focus in post-production. Ren Ng, the founder of Lytro had made it transparent that the company had been built on the premise which sensor resolution would tend to continue on improvement, making the compromise more reasonable.

Based on how much of the light-field that a camera may be designed to capture, it could lessen the native sensor resolution from about 10% to 90%. With a native resolution of 250MP, even a 90% resolution would probably produce a respectable 25MP image.

As Canon continues to make headway with its recent announcement of ultra-high definition megapixel sensors, there seems to be some interesting ideas for the future of imaging. Application for ultra-high definition sensor tend to differ, however, they would be utilised in government surveillance, astrophotography or space exploration and geological surveillance.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Canon And Microsoft Signed A Cross-Licensing Agreement

Canon And Microsoft
Most of the time the companies are suing each other for patent rights and for a change they now Microsoft and Canon have signed a cross-licensing agreement intended to cover a wide range of products and services, including digital imaging and consumer mobile products public.

Microsoft and Canon formalized yesterday a cross-licensing agreement that involves a number of patents held by the two companies. Microsoft and Canon has announced that they are going to share with each others with broad user rights to help in patents.

But no details have been revealed. But we can guess that this agreement covers a wide range of products and services by both companies in the field of digital imaging and the mobile products.

Nick Psyhogeos the leading Microsoft’s patent Attorney told that Microsoft is hoping that the agreements like this will raise the innovation and where it will reduces the patent litigations. And the both companies have granted access to each other in the past to access to the technology.

Hideki Sanatake head of the Canon patent rights also welcomed this type of agreements and assured that the decision will heads up to the advanced collaboration that represents the evolution of business relationships firmly. In 2009, Canon entered a similar agreement for the exFAT file format.

Everyone can guess that these agreements will help Microsoft to use Canon Photo patents in Nokia Smartphones in near future.

Monday, 23 December 2013

Canon's New Multifunction Printer Pixma MX725 Prints Wirelessly

Pixma MX725
The Canon Pixma MX725 is a genuine all-rounder with wireless and duplex printing. Canon introduces its new multifunction printer Pixma MX725 and thus expands its portfolio for home users. It prints, scans, copies and faxes.

It offers two dust-proof paper cassettes to avoid paper jaming. The lower compartment holds A4 paper and can hold up to 250 sheets. The top compartment is for 20 sheets of photo paper 10x15 or 13x18 centimeters. Canon specifies a print speed of ten color and 15 black and white prints per minute. An automatic duplex printing is also possible with the MX725.

Thanks XXL Ink Cartridges the term of up to 1,000 A4 pages should be possible. For the control of the printer there is a control panel with double-occupied LED buttons. The Pixma MX725 can be injected into the home Wi-Fi network. From then on he receives print jobs from about the notebook wirelessly.

But documents from your Smartphone or tablet can be printed by the Pixma upon request. The app "Pixma Printing Solutions app" is necessary, for printing wirelessly from your android or Apple device. Hence it can be downloaded from the respective stores.

 In addition, it supports Apple AirPrint. The supplied software “My Image Garden" offers further options, such as a "scan-to- cloud" function or the ability to back up a scan as password- protected PDF file .

Friday, 6 September 2013

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Small, light, great zoom range with wireless data transfer via WLAN module is the new Canon PowerShot SX510 HS Bridge Camera. Despite 30x zoom, the PowerShot SX510 HS is Canon is in a compact housing. The Canon SX510 HS is a very light bridge camera with 350 grams. The operation is similar to its predecessor. That is about a dial on the surface, the photographer has access to full and half automatics or manual adjustment. On the back of the camera, there are buttons for shortcuts and other settings via a thumbwheel. Newly added is a wireless module that enables wireless transmission of photo and video material on PCs, tablets and Smartphones. If a Smartphone is connected to the camera, you also have the option to combine GPS data with the photos. With the 30- times zoom, the SX510 HS covers a focal length range 24-720 mm. Optical image stabilization ensures sharp images at long focal lengths. The light intensity is from 1:3.4 to 1:5.8, with values in the range of comparable cameras.

A highlight of the camera is its macro mode that allows you to zoom closer than an inch to the subject. When the number of pixels Canon has dared to take a bold step; instead of loading more and more pixels onto the sensor, the manufacturer has reduced the number from 16 megapixels to twelve at constant sensor size, thereby reducing the image noise when shooting under low light conditions. Video records in Full HD quality with stereo sound on. The camera has a slow motion mode and effect filters such as black and white, miniature and fisheye. A DIGIC 4 processor brings the camera up to maximum Speed. In the sequential mode, the SX510 HS shoots 3.8 shots per second at the highest resolution. Reduce the resolution to three megapixels, the number increased to 10.5 frames per second. One advantage of the new Canon is the ECO mode. This power -saving setting ensures that the camera according to the manufacturer with a battery keeps landing by about one-third longer. The Canon SX510 HS is available now at a price of 329 Euros.

Friday, 5 July 2013

Canon EOS 70D A New DSLR

Canon introduces the EOS 70D on a new mid-range DSLR camera that has a new auto focus technology and also scores with its many new functions and facilities. The Canon EOS 70D features a new AF technology, wireless radio, and a movable screen. Praises the Canon EOS 70D as the world's first camera with a new "Dual pixel AF CMOS technology", which is to ensure a quiet and precise auto focusing when shooting Full HD video, and photos in Live View mode. The SLR has 19 cross-type AF sensors and takes up to seven photos in a second. Also new is the 22.5 x15 millimeter CMOS image sensor in APS-C format with a resolution of 20.2 megapixels. The further processing of images taken over is done by the Digic 5 + image processor. The light sensitivity of it ranges from ISO 100-12800. The three-inch screen of the DSLR with a megapixel resolution could be folded out and turn to our convenience. WLAN transfer the Canon EOS 70D with the help of an app and upload your images to the Internet. Canon EOS 70D equipped with an accessory hot shoe for a flash, a USB port, which also serves as a video output, and a mini-HDMI port and an audio input. Photos and video taken can be stored on the DSLR SD, SDHC and SDXC cards. The lithium-ion battery will provide power for approximately 900 shots. The camera body is made of aluminum and plastic, and weighs about 750 grams without lens. Canon plans to sell the EOS 70D from the end of August 2013. The suggested retail price for the housing is around 1,099 Euros. Kits containing one or more lenses with the camera has not been announced by the manufacturers.