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Canon unveils biggest presence ever at The Photography Show 2016

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 …

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…

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.

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 techn…