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Canon Introduces their First Full-Frame Cinema Camera



Canon announced the EOS C700 FF, the company’s first full-frame cinema camera.

At the heart of the camera is a novel Canon-developed CMOS image sensor having a total of 5952 (H) x 3140 (V) photosites with a digital cinema 17:9 aspect ratio, which gives it the same image circle size as the full frame EOS 5D camera series. This supports a wide range of shooting options.

Available in both PL and EF Mount, the EOS C700 FF provides users with the same outstanding performance, operation and modular design as the EOS C700 (released in December 2016). The camera is being shown publicly for the first time at the Canon booth (C4325) at the NAB Show 2018 in Las Vegas from April 9-12.

The EOS C700 FF is capable of ProRes and XF-AVC internal recording up to 4K to CFast cards. With the optional Codex CDX-36150 recorder, the EOS C700 FF is capable of recording 5.9K RAW up to 60 frames per second. When oversampling 5.9K in 4K/UHD recording, morié is suppressed and noise graininess improved, resulting in higher quality video compared to 4K image capture. The EOS C700 FF also has a wide array of 3K/UHD/HD recording options, including recording up to 168 fps in 2K RAW in Super 16mm (crop) mode.

The camera includes Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DAF) technology (EF mount only), and has an impressive dynamic range of 15 stops. Other key features of the EOS C700 FF camera system include Canon Log 2 and 3, Slow/Fast Motion Recording, IP Streaming and support for ACES, SMPTE ITU-R BT.2100 (HDR) and User LUTs.

The rugged magnesium body was built with rounded edges and semi-circular sides behind the lens mount that hint at the Canon Cinema design legacy. The EOS C700 FF can be equally comfortable handheld, shoulder-mounted, on a tripod head, steadicam, gimbal rig, crane or car mount. An optional professional grade OLED HD electronic viewfinder (EVF-V70) offers additional versatility. The camera is also compatible with a variety of lens configurations including anamorphic and B4 (with the optional MO-4E adapter).


Canon Introduced EOS M50 and EOS Rebel T7 Digital Cameras



Canon, a leader in digital imaging solutions, introduced their latest editions to their lineup of digital cameras: the EOS M50 Interchangeable Lens Camera, and the EOS Rebel T7.

The EOS M50 Interchangeable Lens camera is the first Canon EOS M-Series camera with 4K video recording which is four-times the size of full HD 1080. It is an all-around, entry-level camera with an extensive list of user-friendly features that encourages users to broaden their creative visions.

Providing improved Dual Pixel CMOS AF, a 24.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor resulting in less noise and high definition in low-light situations, and the capacity of recording 4K video, the EOS M50 will capture crisp, photographic expressions in various situations.

The EOS Rebel T7 is the latest edition to the widely popular EOS Rebel line of entry-level DSLR cameras, with an upgraded CMOS sensor to deliver sharp, high-resolution images to capture life’s key moments.

The EOS Rebel T7 features an upgraded CMOS of 24.1 megapixel resolution. It is the successor to the EOS Rebel T6. Offering easy sharing of high-quality photos and videos on social media sites, EOS Rebel T7 provides continuous shooting up to 3.0 frames per second (fps), a nine-point autofocus system and a three-inch LCD monitor, offering users a multitude of options to capture and share life’s important moments.

The Canon EOS M50 is scheduled to be available in April 2018 for an estimated retail price of $779.99 for the body, only. The EOS M50 will also be available with the EF-M 15-45mm/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens in both black and white for an estimated retail price of $899.99. Additionally, the EOS M50 will be sold with the EF-M 15-45mm/3.5-6.3 IS STM and the EF-M 55-200mm/4.5-6.3 IS STM in black only for an estimated retail price of $1,249.00

The EOS Rebel T7 is scheduled to be available in April 2018, and will be sold as a lens-and-body kit with the EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS II for an estimated retail price of $549.99.


Canon USA Introduces Three New HD Camcorders



Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions, introduced three new compact and lightweight Full HD camcorders, the Canon XA15, XA11 and VIXIA HF G21. Delivering first-class optics, powerful sensors and a range of versatile features, these camcorders are perfect for a broad range of video productions.

The Canon XA15, XA11 and VIXIA HF G21 Full HD camcorders each provide videographers with a spectacular 20x 26.8mm-576mm optical zoom lens allowing a user to easily capture a variety of scenes with superb image quality. Canon’s HD CMOS Sensor and the powerful optical zoom lens allowing a user to easily platform deliver great performance in low-light and the ability to capture superb Full HD images in 60p at 35bps.

Wide DR mode supports the smooth compression of high luminance areas to achieve 600 percent DR making it possible to shoot with smooth color gradation and suppressed overexposure. This is applicable to any shooting environment where the difference between light and dark areas is prone to causing overexposure. Flexible image expression is supported by a Slow/Fast Segment function that enables users to select shooting speeds from 0.4x to a maximum of 1,200x, and a Hi-UD lens supports the reduction of chromatic aberration and drives vivid imaging.

These camcorders are capable of recording in both AVCHD and MP4 formats, at multiple bit rates, simultaneously, to Dual SD card slots. All camcorders offer HDMI, headphone jack, optional GPS support and the XA15 and XA11 models offer XLR professional audio terminals. Additionally, the XA15 model also features a HD-SD1 output.

Comprising of a compact and lightweight body, each camcorder is ideal for high-action shoots when both speeds and mobility are essential. Dynamic Mode provides 5-Axis image stabilization-roll axis, horizontal roll, up-down and left-right – to help facilitate smooth image capture in various styles of fast-paced shots. The VIXIA HF G21 is identical to the XA15 and XA11 in performance, but does not include a handle.

The Canon XA15, XA11, and VIXIA HF G21 Full HD camcorders are all scheduled to be available at the end of December 2017 for an estimated retail price of $1899.00, $1399.00, $999.00 respectively.


Canon Announces PowerShot G1 X Mark III Camera



Canon, a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced a new flagship addition to its acclaimed G-series of premium compact cameras, the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III. Lightweight and portable without sacrificing the very best in Canon digital imaging technologies, the new G-series flagship features a 24.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and Canon’s revolutionary Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Auto-Focus) technology, both firsts for a Canon point-and-shoot compact camera offering.

The new Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III offers dramatic improvements from the series’ previous flagship, the PowerShot G1X Mark II, headlined by a larger, 24.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, resulting in fantastic image quality in both stills and video. This dramatic sensor upgrade pairs with a wide-angle 24-72mm (3x zoom) lens with Optical Image Stabilization featuring a wide f/2.8-5.6 aperture to allow for maximum brightness and increased sharpness in images with an ISO range of 100-25,600.

Technology commonly found in Canon DSLRs and advanced cameras has now arrived for the first time in the PowerShot G-series as the G1 X Mark III will feature Canon’s acclaimed Dual Pixel CMOS AF system. This feature, popular among enthusiast and professional users, provides extremely fast and smooth autofocus capabilities across nearly the entire focal plane, allowing for more creative compositions when framing a subject away from the center of a shot.

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III is scheduled to be available in November 2017 for an estimated retail price of $1299.00. In addition, the Canon Lens Hood LH-DC110, Waterproof Case WP-DC56, and Deluxe Leather Case PCS-6300 for the PowerShot G1 X Mark III will be available for an estimated retail price of $59.99, $499.99, and $99.99 respectively.


Canon Announces Two New DSLR Cameras



Canon announced two new DSLR cameras. The EOS 6D Mark II and EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR cameras provide photographers wth improved features over predecessors.

Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce the new EOS 6D Mark II and EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR cameras designed for advanced-amateur and entry-level photographers, respectively.

The EOS Mark II camera is ideal for budding photographers looking to take their creative DSLR photography skills to the next level by shooting with a Full-frame CMOS sensor DSLR camera to capture beautiful high-quality portraits and striking landscapes, even in low-light situations. The EPS Rebel SL2 is a small, light, and compact camera with high-performance capability that allows users to get creative when capturing their special family moments or travel experiences.

EOS 6D Mark II DSLR Camera
Designed with enthusiast photographers in mind, Canon’s popular and versatile EOS 6D DLSR camera historically served as the gateway for enthusiasts to step-up to Full-frame DSLR cameras. The EOS 6D Mark II DSLR camera features several enhancements over its predecessor model, and its benefits include:

* 26.2 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor
* Optical Viewfinder with a 45-point All Cross-type AF System
* Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Phase-detection & Full HD 60p
* DIGIC 7 Image Processor, ISO 100-40000
* Vari-angle Touch Screen, 3.0-inch LCD
* Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth and GPS technology
* High-speed Continuous Shooting at up to 6.5 fps
* Dust and water-resistant

EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR Camera
This small but powerful camera features the world’s fastest AF speed at 00.3 seconds, allowing for quick focusing on subjects in the frame.

When designing the new EOS Rebel SL2 camera, Canon took into consideration feedback from entry-level photographers who expressed interest in learning how to go beyond a camera’s program mode. The result was the creation of a convenient new user interface called the Feature Assistant. The EOS Rebel SL camera features several other enhancements over its predecessor model, the EOS Rebel SL1, including:

* 24.3 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) Sensor
* Dual Pixel CMOS AF
* 3.0-inch Vari-Angle LCD Touch-Screen
* Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth Technology
* Full HD 60p & External Microphone Input
* DIGIC 7 Image Processor, ISO 100-25600
* Optical Viewfinder with a 9-point AF System
* Feature Assistant
* Small and Lightweight Body


Canon Announces New Canon EOS C200 and EOS C200B



Canon announced the Canon EOS C200 and Canon EOS C2200B Digital Cinema Cameras, the latest additions to its acclaimed Cinema EOS line of professional cinema cameras. Designed to meet the demanding needs of filmmakers and TV production users, the new Canon cinema offerings will combine the ease of use of entry level cinema cameras with exciting new, high-end features that are ideal for cinema, documentary, wildlife, wedding and event productions.

Representing the third generation of the Cinema EOS system, the Canon EOS C200 and Canon EOS C200B Digital Cinema Cameras feature the latest in Canon technologies and offer two 4K video formats, Canon’s new Cinema RAW Light and MP4, optimized for those interested in recording beautiful HDR video. Alongside a newly developed dual DIGIC DV6 image processing system, Canon’s celebrated Dual Pixel CMOS AF system and improved operability for professionals, these new products are capable of capturing stunning 4K video across a variety of production applications.

Based on feedback from Cinema EOS users, this new offering will be available in two configurations, while retaining the same core technologies within. The Canon EOS C200 Digital Cinema Camera is a production-ready solution that can be used right out of the box, accompanied by an LCD Monitor, LCD Attachment, Camera Grip and Handle Unit. The camera also features a 1.77 million dot OLED Electronic View Finder (EVF).

For those who crave more versatility and the ability to craft custom setups tailored to their subject or environment, the Canon EOS C200B Digital Cinema Camera offers cinematographers the same camera without these accessories and the EVF to optimize shooting using a gimbal, drone, or a variety of other configurations.

The Canon EOS C200 and the EOS C200B are scheduled to be available in August 2017 for estimated retail process of $7,499 and $5,999 respectively. (Availability, prices and specifications subject to change without notice.)