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Canon G1 X Mark III

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The new flagship addition to the G-series of premium compact cameras, the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III features a 24.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Auto-Focus) technology.

Canon says the new model offers “dramatic improvements” from the series’ previous flagship, noting the sensor delivers “fantastic” image quality in both stills and video. This upgrade pairs with a 24-72 mm equivalent lens with Optical Image Stabilization delivering maximum brightness and increased sharpness in images and an ISO range of 100-25,600.

The Dual Pixel CMOS AF system provides extremely fast and smooth autofocus capabilities across nearly the entire focal plane, says the company.
The camera is dust and water resistant.

It has a 2.36 million dot Organic LED electronic viewfinder; Touch & Drag AF linking the viewfinder and touch panel monitor to quickly adjust focus targeting without looking away from the viewfinder, or using Smooth Zone AF to track subjects with the touch of a finger.

The camera also has a 3.0-inch Vari-angle Touch LCD Monitor.

The new model is capable of fast continuous shooting up to approximately 7 frames per second (fps), or up to 9 fps with AF fixed, working with Dual Pixel CMOS AF.

A new shutter release function is said to offer a sophisticated sense of operation, similar to high-end EOS models, providing a comfortable hold during continuous shooting.

You can connect to a smart device via built-in Wi-Fi, NFC or Bluetooth to facilitate easy sharing or utilize the Camera Connect app to shoot remotely.
Panoramic Shot Mode allows users to capture panoramic photos, simply be swinging the camera while shooting either vertically or horizontally.

The camera offers Full HD 1080/60p video with high ISO speed shooting and smooth accurate focus when used alongside Canon’s Dual Pixel AF technology, while 5-axis movie IS helps reduce the effect of camera shake when shooting handheld.

You can capture Time-Lapse Movies with intuitive settings that help determine intervals and exposure.

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III is scheduled to be available in November for an estimated retail price of $1599.99.

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Canon M100

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The successor to the EOS M10 interchangeable lens camera is the EOS M100, designed to entice those looking to step up from smartphone photography.

The M100 sports a 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and the Canon DIGIC 7 processor, plus Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which enables high-speed focusing.

The camera also offers Wi-Fi, Near Field Communication (NFC) and Bluetooth, allowing for live-view remote shooting and the viewing and transferring of images to a compatible smart device, via the Canon Camera Connect app. Images and video can be uploaded to a compatible device for easy sharing to select social media networks. Once connected through Bluetooth, the M100 can also work with a compatible smartphone’s GPS function to provide a geo-tagged log of where every photo was taken.

The camera features a revamped and simple touch user interface that makes it easy for users to change settings, adjust modes and even focus on their subject. The 3.0-inch LCD touch-panel display also offers tilt functionality. Users can also use touch focus and Dual Pixel CMOS AF to smoothly transition focus between subjects with the touch of a finger.

Users will also discover a newly designed and intuitive touch interface that makes it easy to choose settings and focus shots, while beginners can learn and improve on their photography using Canon’s Creative Assist function, an intuitive setting that allows users to execute their creative vision, even without an “expert level” of camera knowledge. To make a scene brighter or blur backgrounds, users simply select their desired change within the Creative Assist menu, and the camera will automatically make corresponding setting adjustments, available immediately in live view. Preferred settings can be saved for next time, while those using the mode will begin to learn more advanced camera techniques to further pursue their creative vision—beyond just Auto Mode.

The M100 is slimmer and lighter than other M-Series offerings. There are two body colour options: white or black.

There are seven EF-M lenses, plus those with Canon’s EF lenses can use the EF-EOS M Mount Adapter (sold separately) to connect them to the camera.

Video Mode delivers Full HD 1080/60p video or time-lapse movies with the push of a button (or use Hybrid Auto to pull still frames from HD video recordings.

Continuous Shooting offers up to 4 frames-per-second (fps) continuous shooting; up to 6.1 with fixed AF.

ISO range is 100–25,600.

In-Camera RAW conversion is available.

Self-Portrait Mode is via the 180-degree tilt of the LCD screen; adjust brightness, focus and use Smooth Skin function.

HDR Backlight Control: shoot three images with different exposures.

Creative filters include Grainy Film, Art Bold, Fish-eye Effect.

The Canon EOS M100 is scheduled to be available in October. for an estimated retail price of $779.99 with the EF-M 15-45 mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens.

Canon 85 mm lens

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The Canon EF 85 mm f/1.4L IS USM lens is an addition to the company’s existing 85 mm focal-range lens line-up. It is the first Canon EF 85 mm lens to feature image stabilization, providing up to four stops of shake correction.

The lens utilizes one large diameter, high-precision molded glass aspherical lens and features an ASC coating. The lens has a circular aperture with 9-blade iris.

The Canon EF 85 mm f/1.4 L IS USM is scheduled to be available November.

Three Canon tilt-shift lenses

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Canon has announced a trio of tilt-shift lenses: the TS-E 50 mm f/2.8L Macro lens, TS-E 90 mm f/2.8L Macro lens and TS-E 135 mm f/4L Macro lens.

Tilt-Shift lenses offer enhanced creative control over perspective through the tilt function and depth-of-field through the shift function in their images.

Enhanced optical elements like molded aspherical glass and UD lenses are at the core of the new lenses, providing edge-to-edge resolution, improved image quality over previous Canon TS-E lenses and minimum distortion, says the company. Canon also included two anti-reflective coatings, SubWaveLength Structure Coating (SWC) in the T50 mm and 135 mm lenses. and Air-Sphere Coating (ASC) in the 50 mm and 90 mm lenses. SWC helps reduce flare and ghosting, while ASC is a new technology that is said to provide amazingly high, anti-reflective performance, particularly when alleviating incidental light that can enter a lens.

The new tilt-shift lenses also offer improved operability over previous models, including larger tilt, shift-and-lock knobs, lock-release button and a new tilt-locking mechanism that firmly locks the lens in the zero-tilt position to help prevent unintended tilting. The rotation of the tilt-shift lenses also allows users to freely change the axis of tilt movement and shift from right angles to parallel to better adapt to various shooting conditions and situations.

The Canon TS-E 50 mm f/2.8L Macro lens, TS-E 90 mm f/2.8L Macro lens and TS-E 135 mm f/4L Macro lenses are scheduled to be available November.

Canon 6D Mark II

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Designed for the advanced amateur photographer. the 6D Mark II is a full-frame DSLR and features several enhancements over its predecessor model. Features 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

The Canon EOS 6D Mark II is scheduled to be available in early August for an estimated retail price of $2,599.99 for body only; body and Canon EF 24-105 mm f/4L IS USM II lens will be $4,049.99.

Canon Rebel SL2

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Designed for entry-level photographers, the Canon Rebel SL2 DSLR is aimed at those stepping up from a smartphone or point-and-shoot camera. This small yet powerful camera features what’s claimed to be the world’s fastest AF speed at 0.03 seconds, allowing for quick focusing on subjects in the frame.

Canon says that when it was designing the SL2 it took into consideration feedback from entry-level photographers who expressed interest in learning how to go beyond a camera’s program mode. The result, says the company, was the creation of a convenient new user interface called Feature Assistant. With the EOS Rebel SL2 camera, users will be able to see on the camera’s Vari-angle Touch Screen how switching modes on the mode dial or tweaking camera settings like aperture and exposure compensation can alter the image they are about to capture.

The SL2 features several other enhancements over its predecessor model, including:

  • 24.2-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 and external microphone input
  • DIGIC 7 image processor
  • ISO 100-25600
  • optical viewfinder with a 9-point AF system

The Canon EOS Rebel SL2 is scheduled to be available in late July for a retail price of $899.99 with the Canon EF-S 18-55 mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens.

Canon 35 mm macro lens

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Look closely at the picture and you’ll notice a white ring around the front element of Canon’s EF-S 35 mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM lens. That’s the lens’ own, built-in macro light.

The lens, the equivalent of 56 mm on full format is designed as an entry-level model capable of focusing as close as 30 mm.

The Hybrid IS system offers up to four stopsof shake correction and the Smooth Movie Servo AF ensures quiet AF operation. Full-time manual focus is available.

The built-in LED lights on each side of the lens let users create shadows on either side of a subject or adjust intensity to give images a sense of dimension.

The Canon EF-S 35 mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM lens is scheduled to be available in June for an estimated retail price of $459.99.

Canon SX730 HS

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Canon says the new PowerShot SX730 HS camera is ideal for families on vacation or parents at their kids’ sporting event looking for a convenient, easy-to- carry compact digital camera capable of producing high quality photos and videos at long distances. This new camera boasts a 20.3-megapixel CMOS imaging sensor and 40x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 24-960 mm) in a pocketable form factor.

Features include Self-Portrait and Smooth Skin modes, 3.0-inch LCD screen that rotates up 180 degrees and built-in connectivity capabilities like Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth.

Canon’s PowerShot SX730 HS is scheduled to be available in June for an estimated retail price of $499.99.

Canon EOS Rebel T7i, 77D

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Rebel T7i
Rebel T7i

Two new DSLRs from Canon share a significant number of features while catering to two different groups of photographers. The Rebel T7i is an addition to the company’s line of entry-level DSLRs, and the 77D signals the launch of a new category of cameras for advanced amateur photographers, says Canon.

The T7i and 77D both feature an optical viewfinder with a 45-point All Cross-type AF system to help enable more precise focusing. In live view mode, both cameras utilize Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF to deliver what is claimed to be the world’s fastest AF focusing speed of 0.03 seconds. Both models also have built-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth technology for easy transfer of images.

Other common features include a 24.2-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor; DIGIC 7 image processor; ISO 100–25600; 3.0-inch Vari-angle LCD Touch Screen; Movie Electronic IS; HDR Movie and Time-Lapse Movie; high-speed continuous shooting at up to 6.0 frames per second (fps).

Canon notes the T7i is the first camera in the EOS Rebel series with a 45-point, all cross-type AF system within the optical viewfinder. It is also the first in the series with Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Phase-detection and the first with a DIGIC 7 Image Processor. The camera has creative filters for both still images and video.

77D
77D

The company says when designing the T7i, it took into consideration feedback from entry-level photographers who expressed interest in learning to go beyond the program mode of a DSLR camera. Users will now be able to see on-screen how switching modes on the mode dial or tweaking settings can alter the image they are about to capture.

The 77D apparently is a step above the Rebel series. Users will benefit from features like the 7650-pixel RBG+IR metering sensor, similar to the one found in the EOS 80D, and Anti-Flicker shooting mode to help combat the on-and-off repetitive flickering from artificial lights found in high-school gyms or auditoriums.

The 77D also features a top LCD panel and quick control dial for photographers who desire quicker and easier access to changing and controlling settings on the camera.

The Canon EOS Rebel T7i is scheduled to be available in April an estimated retail price $949.99 for the body only, $1,149.99 with the new EF-S 18-55 mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens, and $1,399.99 with the EF-S 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens.

The Canon EOS 77D is scheduled to be available in April for an estimated retail price $1,149.99 for the body only, and $1,649.99 with the EF-S 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens kit.

Canon EOS M6

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With optional viewfinder
With optional viewfinder

Canon has unveiled the latest in its M series of interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras, the M6, designed “with the advanced enthusiast photographer in mind.” Accordingly, the company also has announced an improved external electronic viewfinder, the EVF-DC2.

The new camera features the company’s 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor with DIGIC 7 image processor, and “super-fast” Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Phase-detection for both stills and video.

Canon notes the camera sports DSLR-like dials and control, as well as access to the entire lineup of Canon EF, EF-S and EF-M interchangeable lenses (optional EF-EOS M adapter required to use EF and EF-S lenses).

Other features include high-speed continuous shooting at up to 7.0 frames per second (fps) (up to 9.0 fps with AF Lock); ISO 100–25600; Full HD 60p; Combination IS with five-axis image stabilization; built-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth technology; intuitive touch screen; 3.0-inch tilt LCD; and 5 function dials for control and customization.

When shooting with a compatible lens featuring IS the M6 will leverage both the optical IS in the lens as well as the in-camera digital IS through a Combination IS system, to help deliver tremendously smooth videos, says the company.

Usability has been improved from the previous model with separate controls on top of the camera body for mode and exposure compensation plus the controller wheel on the back to cycle through menus and additional in-camera features. The touch screen tilts approximately 180 degrees up and 45 degrees down.

The optional electronic viewfinder is both smaller and lighter than the previous model and provides high-performance viewing with approximately 2.36 million dots.

The EVF-DC2 viewfinder is scheduled to be available in April for an estimated retail price of $329.99.

The Canon EOS M6 is scheduled to be available in April in both black and silver models as part of body-and-lens kits with the EF-M 15-45 mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM zoom kit lens at an estimated retail price of $1,149.99, and with the EF-M 18-150 mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens for an estimated retail price of $1,449.99.