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Canon’s 250 megapixel sensor – the reality

Here’s this morning’s news:

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 7 September 2015 – Canon Europe, a leader in imaging solutions, today announces that its parent company, Canon Inc., is developing an APS-H-size (approx. 29.2 x 20.2 mm) CMOS sensor incorporating approximately 250 million pixels (19,580 x 12,600 pixels), the world’s highest number of . . . → Read More: Canon’s 250 megapixel sensor – the reality

Canon USA – extreme price competition

You may well ask how any other maker can compete when Canon USA is offering – througn a reputable dealer like B&H – a bargain like this. Photoclubalpha has not covered other camera brands much in the past, but this is such an extreme price deal we feel obliged to let readers know, and also . . . → Read More: Canon USA – extreme price competition

Canon transforms 7D – why can’t Sony do the same?

Version 2 firmware for the Canon EOS 7D released today so much transforms and upgrades that camera that it makes the lack a replacement – at least until after photokina – no concern for owners. Indeed, owners will be thanking Canon for giving them what amounts to a new camera free of charge.

Whether or . . . → Read More: Canon transforms 7D – why can’t Sony do the same?

Mixed up market – specced up compacts, dumbed down DSLRs

Canon has pulled off another change in the direction of DSLR development with the EOS 650D, but in the process seem to have accepted a blurring of the boundaries between consumer cameras and enthusiast gear. Sony has finally bowed to pressure and put raw image processing back into a compact, using a larger than normal . . . → Read More: Mixed up market – specced up compacts, dumbed down DSLRs

Canon kyboshes the competition – full cinema system

Canon has launched, out of the blue as far as we were concerned, a complete fully featured Cinema HD production system including full-frame digital video camcorder and EF-fit lenses designed to compete head-on with the top offerings from Zeiss/Arri and Red.

The Cinema EOS system also competes with Sony right in the heart of Sony . . . → Read More: Canon kyboshes the competition – full cinema system

Does Canon EOS-1D X point the way?

Rhetorical question. Actually, if you read the information carefully, it’s pretty clear that the 1D X is more or less a 1D MkIV (16 megapixels,1.3X frame factor) with the sensor area increased to full frame. The pixels are actually larger than the MkIV so for any given telephoto lens, the true resolution of a sports/news/wildlife . . . → Read More: Does Canon EOS-1D X point the way?

Canon EOS 500D video HD example

My first tests with the Canon EOS 500D were posted on dphotoexpert.com, but given the number of search engines now flagging up this site for Canon 500D searches, I’m putting this post here as well.

This is an edited selection, shot in a mixture of 1080 and 720 modes, assembled using iMovie and written as . . . → Read More: Canon EOS 500D video HD example

Canon EOS 500D – video plus 15.1 megapixels

Canon has announced a consumer level EOS 500D camera, with 1080p resolution video limited to 20 frames per second, and 15.1 megapixels but a maximum shooting rate of 3.4 frames per second:

//www.dphotoexpert.com/2009/03/25/canon-eos-500d-151-mp-plus-hd-video/

This continues the trend for all new DSLRs to have HD movie shooting in addition to live view modes, something which Sony . . . → Read More: Canon EOS 500D – video plus 15.1 megapixels

Canon launches UK/IR pro dealer network

United Kingdom / Republic of Ireland, 02 February, 2009: Canon today announces the launch of the EOS Professional Network (EPN) across the UK & Ireland. The Network will consist of EOS Professional Centres and EOS Professional Stockists. This may sound similar to Sony’s ACE dealer concept – but read the small print! It includes hire . . . → Read More: Canon launches UK/IR pro dealer network

Canon EOS 50D faces up to Live View

Canon has today officially announced the 15.5 megapixel APS-C EOS 50D. This is a 1.6X factor sensor, packing a density well in excess of the Alpha 350 – if Sony was to make an Alpha with the same pixel density it would be 17.5 megapixels, and a full framer would be 38.5 megapixels.

. . . → Read More: Canon EOS 50D faces up to Live View