Canon EOS Rebel T7

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The Canon EOS Rebel T7 is the latest addition to the Rebel line of entry-level DSLRs, with an upgraded CMOS sensor to deliver sharp, high-resolution images, says the company.

The camera, featuring a 24.1-megapixel resolution sensor, is the successor to the Rebel T6. Offering easy sharing of high-quality photos and videos on social media sites, the 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.

Additional features include built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity; Scene Intelligent Auto Mode; and an optical viewfinder.

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


Canon M50

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For those wanting to step up from a smartphone, Canon has a camera it thinks you’ll want, the EOS M50, an interchangeable lens camera with 4K video recording.

Canon describes the M50 as an “all-around,” entry-level camera with features that encourage users to broaden their creative visions.

Providing improved Dual Pixel CMOS AF, a 24.1-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor is said to deliver less noise and high definition in low-light situations.

Camera features include a new DIGIC 8 image processor; HD 120p High-frame video rate; built-in OLED electronic viewfinder with Touch and Drag Autofocus; a Vari-Angle LCD touchscreen; Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth connectivity; automatic image transfer to compatible devices while shooting; and a new Silent Mode.

The Canon EOS M50 is scheduled to be available in April for an estimated retail price of $779.99 for the body only. The camera will also be available with the EF-M 15-45 mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens in both black and white for an estimated retail price of $899.99. Additionally, the M50 will be sold with the EF-M 15-45 mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM and the EF-M 55-200 mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM in black only for an estimated retail price of $1,249.00. A Video Creator Kit will also be available for the M50 for an estimated retail price of $999.99.

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.

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.