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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.

Canon 18-55 mm lens

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canon-18-55The new Canon EF-S 18-55 mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens is nearly 20 percent smaller than the EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, without sacrificing image quality, says the company.

The Canon EF-S 18-55 mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens is scheduled to be available in early April for an estimated retail price of $324.99.

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

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canon-g9x-markiiThe Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II is a step-up model featuring a 1.0- inch, 20.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, DIGIC 7 image processor, improved subject tracking and scene detection. For social network-sharing convenience the camera is the first PowerShot model equipped with Bluetooth Smart for easy pairing with a compatible smartphone or tablet.

The lens is a f/2-4.9, 3x optical zoom (28-84 mm equivalent).

Other features include in-camera RAW conversion feature and improved Time-Lapse Movie Mode, built-in Wi-Fi and NFC, 3.0-inch touch panel LCD, Full HD, Dynamic IS and Time-Lapse Movie video functions, along with continuous shooting speeds of up to 8.2 fps (in JPEG and RAW).

The Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II is scheduled to be available in February, for an estimated retail price of $649.99.

Canon EOS M5

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canon-eos-m5Canon has added a new camera to its EOS M series – the M5 – along with EF-M 18-150 mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens.

The M5 features a 24.2-megapixel APS-C sized CMOS sensor, DIGIC 7 Image Processor and the fastest AF speed in the EOS M-series, enabling photographers to capture clear, sharp, high-resolution images and Full HD videos. It is also the first in the EOS camera line to include the low energy Bluetooth Smart feature that can maintain a constant connection with your compatible smartphone or tablet when you use the Canon Camera Connect application and both applications are active.

The 18-150 mm lens is compatible with all EOS M series digital cameras.

The M5 has a built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF) and Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF for capturing stills and shooting video with smooth and precise autofocus. This allows for Touch and Drag AF so users can easily switch the subject of their focus by dragging the AF frame directly on the LCD panel, even while looking through the camera’s EVF. Focus peaking allows users to highlight the area of the image that is in focus from within the EVF or LCD monitor. In addition to its touchscreen operability, the EOS M5 camera also has easily accessible dials.

Other features: ISO 100–25600; high-speed continuous shooting at up to 7.0 fps (up to 9.0 fps with AF Lock); Full HD 60p in MP4 format; Digital IS with 5-axis image stabilization when shooting movies plus increased image stabilization with both lens optical IS and in-camera digital IS when shooting with an IS lens; built-in high-resolution EVF; intuitive touch screen 3.2-inch tilt-type (85° up/180° down) LCD monitor; easily customize functions while shooting using the Main Dial, Quick Control Dial, Dial Function Button, and Exposure Compensation Dial; built-in Wi-Fi and NFC allows for easy sharing and transferring of images and videos.
The M5 shoots time-lapse videos and also allows for easy panning by setting the optimal shutter speed after analyzing the camera’s panning speed and how fast the subject is moving.

The Canon EOS M5 camera is scheduled to be available in November for an estimated retail price of $1,249.99 for the body only. It will also be sold as part of body-and-lens kits with EF-M 15-45 mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM zoom kit lens (estimated retail price of $1,399.99, scheduled to be available early November), and with the new EF-M 18-150 mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens for an estimated retail price of $1,699.99, scheduled to be available in late November).

The Canon EF-M 18-150 mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens is scheduled to be available in late November for an estimated retail price of $619.99.

Canon EF 70-300 mm lens

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canon-70-300The Canon EF 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II USM lens features NANO USM technology for high-speed and near-silent focusing in both still and video modes. The lens also features a new LCD information display and four-stop image stabilization.

NANO USM technology features a focusing motor that combines the benefits of a ring USM (ultrasonic motor) for high-speed AF during still photo shooting and lead-screw type STM (stepping motor) for smooth and quiet video autofocusing (AF).

The lens features: high-speed autofocus for shooting stills and smooth, near-silent autofocus when shooting video; Lens Information Display shows focusing distance, focal length and shake amount; one UD lens helps reduce chromatic aberration and delivers outstanding high resolution and high-contrast results; Image Stabilizer effect at up-to-4 stops of shake correction helps capture sharp images; circular aperture (9 blades) helps deliver beautiful, soft backgrounds; full-time manual focus allows manual focus adjustment while in AF Mode.

The Canon EF 70-300mm f//4.5-5.6 IS II USM lens is scheduled to be available in December for an estimated retail price of $649.99.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

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canon EOS-5D-MarkIVAfter months of rumours, it’s finally here, the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV which Canon says has been developed for professional wedding, portrait, and nature/wildlife photographers as well as filmmakers.

The camera’s 30.4-megapixel full frame Canon CMOS sensor is said to offer stunning image quality while the DIGIC 6+ image processor delivers 4K 30P video and up to and seven frames per second (fps) continuous shooting. To make video shooting even easier, the camera also features Canon’s propriety Dual Pixel CMOS AF, even when shooting 4K to help ensure sharp focus and subject tracking.

In addition to the new full frame sensor, the new model includes a 61-point High-Density Reticular AF II system, similar to the one found in the flagship EOS-1D X Mark II, with all AF points selectable by the user (and up to 41 cross-type points depending on the lens in use). The AF system, improved over previous Canon 5D series models, includes expanded coverage across the frame that supports AF at maximum apertures up to f/8 with all 61 points for high-precision autofocus even when using EF super-telephoto lenses with an EF extender. Standard ISO range for the 5D Mark IV is ISO 100-32,000 and is expandable to 50-102,400.

The 5D Mark IV also introduces a new 150,000 pixel RGB+IR metering sensor with enhanced precision and performance compared to its predecessor, improving upon facial recognition and tracking as well as nature and sports scenes with fast-moving action. AF sensitivity in low light is EV-3 and EV-4 when in Live View mode. The EOS Scene Detection System can detect and compensate for flickering light sources that are often used in gymnasiums and swimming pools. When enabled, this anti-flicker system automatically adjusts shutter release timing to help reduce disparities in exposure and colour especially during continuous burst shooting.

canon 5D-MarkIV-backFollowing the video recording capabilities introduced in the 5D Mark II and Mark III, the 5D Mark IV adds DCI 4K video recording. Adding to the versatility of capturing 4K video, says the company, is Dual Pixel CMOS AF. This proven autofocus system allows for continuous focus tracking of subjects, and can be customized by the user for optimal performance. Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology not only enhances 4K video recording, but also helps create crisp focus for 4K Frame Grab extraction of 8.8 megapixel still JPEG images, all done in camera, notes Canon.

For the first time in a 5D series DSLR, the Mark IV features built-in Wi-Fi and Near-Field Communication (NFC) providing for the easy transfer of images and MP4 movies to compatible mobile devices, as well remote shooting when using the Canon Camera Connect App. The 5D Mark IV also includes a built-in GPS receiver with compass for precise geo-tagged information of latitude, longitude, and elevation. This, says Canon, is especially valuable to wildlife photographers and photojournalists who need to track their locations, as well as providing sports and wedding photographers the ability to sync a multiple-camera setup with extreme accuracy and precision. The camera’s built-in GPS can also be used to sync the camera’s time to the atomic clock, an invaluable feature when multiple photographers are covering the same event.

Other features: 4K Motion JPEG video (DCI cinema-type 4096 x 2160) at 30p or 24p; in-camera still frame grab of 4K 8.8-megapixel images; multiple video options include Full HD up to 60p, and HD up to 120p; LCD monitor has full touch-screen interface, including selection of AF area.

The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is currently scheduled to be available in early September for an estimated retail price of $4,499.99 for the body only. It will also be sold as part of body-and-lens kits with the EF24-70 mm f/4L lens ($5,699.99, scheduled to be available early September) and the EF24-105 mm f/4L IS II USM lens ($5,949.99, scheduled to be available late October).

 

Two Canon L-series zoom lenses

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16-35 mm
16-35 mm

Canon has introduced two new L-series EF lenses, the Canon EF 16-35 mm f/2.8L III USM Ultra-Wide Zoom and EF 24-105 mm f/4L IS II USM  Standard Zoom. Canon says both offer “fantastic” edge-to-edge sharpness across the imaging plane, as well as improved durability and performance.

24-105 mm
24-105 mm

The 16-35 mm lens features a large diameter GMO dual surface aspherical lens and ground aspherical lens, f/2.8 aperture throughout the entire zoom range, fluorine coating, improved durability and is dust and water resistant.

The 24-105 mm lens features an improved four-stop image stabilization as well as ghosting and flare reduction with air sphere coating.

The Canon EF 16-35 mm f/2.8L III USM Ultra-Wide Zoom is scheduled to be available late in October for an estimated retail price of $2,849.99 and the EF 24-105 mm f/4L IS II USM  Standard Zoom is scheduled to be available in late October for an estimated retail price of $1,449.99.