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Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Canon unveils biggest presence ever at The Photography Show 2016

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Canon will be back at The Photography Show in March with its biggest, most engaging stand to date. For the first time Canon will be premiering its very own Live Stage, hosting live and insightful talks from world renown, industry leading photographers and videographers. Canon will also be showcasing the recently announced EOS 1D-X Mark II, demonstrating its awesome power and speed along with a host of award winning products.

Across the course of the show, Canon’s first ever Live Stage will feature professional Canon photographers including the likes of wildlife photography expert Andy Rouse, leading videographer Simeon Quarrie and international photographers Lara Jade and Christian Anderl. They will take visitors on an inspiring journey through their photography experiences and share how Canon products have allowed them to take their passion to a professional level.

Experts from Canon’s Professional Services (CPS) team will be on hand throughout the show, offering advice and tips to pros and those looking to take their photography to the next level.

Canon’s largest Photography Show stand yet will also be chocked full of brand new products such as the new EOS 80D and the PowerShot G7 X Mark II.  Plus visitors will be able to witness Canon’s range of PIXMA and large format printers including the new A2 inkjet printer, the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000. Visitors can also get interactive with a Disney Alice Through the Looking Glass green-screen experience.

Plus Canon is giving people the chance to be part of its show experience, offering lucky fans on its social media pages the chance to win tickets to the show and have their image displayed on the Canon stand. To find out more visit Canon on Facebook and Twitter.

Come and see Canon at The Photography Show, NEC, Birmingham, UK, from 19 to 22 March 2016 at Stands D141 and E131.

More information on Canon’s complete presence at The Photography Show 2016 can be found here.


Thursday, 18 February 2016

Canon introduces the EOS 80D

The EOS 80D combines leading imaging technologies for capturing still images and Full HD movies.

The new 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor with DIGIC 6 processor provides excellent clarity and the freedom to crop in, while the new 45 all cross-type point AF system and 7fps shooting can capture action with precision. For pin-point focusing or wide-area tracking, the AF points are individually selectable or grouped into areas, giving you greater control over composition regardless of where your subject is in the frame. When using lens combinations with narrow apertures, 27 f8-compatible AF points offer focus, in even the most extreme situations.

Designed to shoot in varying light conditions, the camera has a native ISO 100-16,000 range, expandable to ISO 25,600, and the AF system will continue to work even under moonlight (-3EV). The 7560-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor measures both visible light and invisible infrared radiation for accurate exposures, while Flicker Detection ensures consistent exposure when shooting under flickering artificial lights. A new White Priority setting helps you to reduce the appearance of warmer tones.

A camera that adapts to you

The camera’s design means you can customise your shooting experience, with conveniently-placed controls giving access to the most commonly used modes and settings. The Intelligent Viewfinder displays 100% of the frame, as well as the current settings. You can switch to the 7.7cm (3-inch) Vari-angle Clear View LCD II Touch screen for movie shooting, Live View mode, or accessing functions quickly.

Whether you’re creating a travel vlog or cinematic-style movie, the EOS 80D offers total flexibility with Full HD movie shooting. Achieving accurate autofocus and smooth focus tracking is effortless thanks to Canon’s unique Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. Both AF speed and AF tracking sensitivity can be adjusted, giving you complete control over the pace and responsiveness of the AF to suit the style of your movie.

Serious videographers can be confident footage will achieve a professional-looking result, with the ability to shoot at 60p in MP4 format – perfect for slowing down the action while still controlling focus. The EOS 80D includes both headphone and microphone inputs, allowing you to capture and have full control over audio during a shoot.

Easily connect, shoot remotely and share your work

Enjoy the freedom of remote shooting via your smartphone or tablet using the EOS 80D with Canon’s Camera Connect app. Built-in Wi-Fi and Dynamic NFC connectivity makes it simple to connect with and share full resolution JPEGs to your smart device. You can also connect to and control your camera via a PC, without the need for a home Wi-Fi router, and quickly save, view and share your photos and movies all from one single accessible location using Canon’s Connect Station CS100.

Pricing and availability

The EOS 80D is available from April 2016 with an RRP of £999.99/€1399.99 body only.

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EF-S 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM and Power Zoom Adapter


Canon has unveiled an all-purpose lens – the EF-S 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM – with new Nano USM technology. An optional Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E1 offers smooth zoom control when shooting movies and remote operation via Wi-Fi.

It is the first of Canon’s lenses to feature Nano USM focus technology - delivering smooth, quiet AF for movies and fast AF speed for stills.

The new Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E1 is a compact and lightweight accessory designed for the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM to enable smooth, fingertip zoom control when shooting movies, with the option to control via Wi-Fi (with compatible devices).

Pricing and availability

•  The EF-S 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM is available from April 2016 with an RRP of £439.99/€610.
•  The Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E1 is available from May 2016 with an RRP of £129.99/€179.99.


Tuesday, 2 February 2016

EOS-1D X Mark II announced


New from Canon is the EOS-1D X Mark II, its new flagship digital single-lens reflex. The camera establishes a new benchmark for speed – shooting 14 frames per second (fps) with full AF/AE tracking and 16 fps in Live View mode – ideal for capturing high-speed subjects, whether in the wild, or at world-class sporting events. The camera features a new 20.2 MP full-frame CMOS sensor and new Al Servo AF III+, as well as 4K video capture up to 60p.

The ISO range runs from 100 to 51200, expandable from 50 up to 409600, allowing the EOS-1D X Mark II to operate in lighting conditions from the brightest through to near darkness.

The camera features an improved 61-point AF system with 41 cross-type AF points, which covers an expanded area and focuses under low light up to -3EV. For the first time, when shooting with selected extenders and telephoto lenses, the new AF system also offers f8 AF support with all 61 points, giving the freedom to choose the focus point. Alongside Canon’s pro AF technologies – EOS iTR and AF Case settings – the EOS-1D X Mark II also includes new AI Servo AF III+ that improves the tracking sensitivity in scenes where subject movements may occur suddenly, such as animals moving quickly through the wild.

Working in partnership with the AF system is a new 360k RGB+IR metering sensor, providing accurate exposure and improved subject detection. Flicker Detection, originally introduced in the EOS 7D Mark II, also guarantees consistent results under artificial lights – perfect for indoor sporting events.

Capture every second
The EOS-1D X Mark II is able to shoot 14 frames per second with full AF/AE tracking and in RAW to capture the exact moment of a sporting event, or an animal catching its prey. For those needing even more, up to 16fps can be shot in Live View mode without AF. With the new CFast 2.0 card capability, the camera can deliver a burst of unlimited JPEGs or 170 RAW images in continuous high speed shooting.

The EOS-1D X Mark II is the most responsive EOS DSLR to date, thanks in part to the new Dual DIGIC 6+ processors providing high-speed processing of the vast image data captured by the sensor. The refined mirror construction utilises a new drive mechanism to empower high-speed shooting, with minimal mirror vibration or noise.

Pro-standard 4K movie making
Film-makers have the option of shooting 4K (4096x2160) movies in a variety of frame rates up to 60fps using the CFast 2.0 media card. It also enables Full HD (1920x1080p) movie shooting at an incredible 120fps, ideal for slow motion scenes. Decisive moments from a 60fps 4K scene can be extracted as a high resolution 8.8MP still, giving you even more control over the exact moment of capture.

Fast and smooth AF is provided in 4K and Full HD shooting thanks to Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology and Movie Servo AF, while the touch panel LCD enables you to quickly select AF points when shooting movies.

Optimum image management
Images can be transferred to news agencies or outlets in a matter of seconds. Built-in GPS records shooting locations in EXIF data, helping photographers keep an accurate record of their shoots. Both Ethernet wired LAN and SuperSpeed USB 3.0 give the choice of how images are shared – via FTP or direct to computers. Additionally, the new optional WFT-E8 wireless file transmitter supports the high-speed standard 802.11ac (5 GHz band).

The EOS-1D X Mark II features an improved grip and controls, offering enhanced operability that feels natural in the hand. Weather proofing makes the camera resilient against the elements, ideal for outdoor shoots. The Intelligent Viewfinder II provides approximately 100% field-of-view, with an electronic overlay of shooting information.

Pricing and availability
The EOS-1D X Mark II will be available from May 2016 with an RRP of £5,199.99/€6,999.99.


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